Allegheny Forest Health Collaborative

Forest ecosystems in northwestern Pennsylvania and western New York are threatened by a number of native and introduced forest pests and pathogens. Given the continued expansion of significant, damaging invasive forest insects, diseases, plants and animals on the Allegheny National Forest, and the intermingled nature of forest land ownerships across that landscape, a collaborative approach to addressing forest health issues on the High Allegheny Unglaciated Plateau would be appropriate.

In March, 2017, the Allegheny National Forest invited representatives from federal, state, local agencies; members of the timber and oil and gas organizations; recreation groups; and other stakeholders to participate in this collaborative.

  • ANF Forest Health Composite Strategies Table(developed at the September 7, 2017 meeting)(pdf)
  • Compiled Threats Template (Groups 1-8)as of September 7, 2017 (pdf)
  • ANF Strategy Responses (consolidated)(pdf)
    • Composite Strategies - AJ - Age Class (pdf)
    • Composite Strategies - DEF - Invasives (pdf)
    • Composite Strategies - DEF - Non Native Invasive Plants (pdf)
    • Composite Strategies – GHI - Hazards (pdf)
    • Composite Strategy - BC - Black Cherry (pdf)
    • Composite Strategy - C - NEPA (pdf)

General information about the Forest Health Collaborative

  • List of participating members (pdf)
  • Collaborative Working Agreement - Final (pdf )
  • ANF Vegetation Project Planning Process (pdf)

Article about the Collaborative published in the Warren Times Observer, August 19, 2017 (pdf)


Forest Health Collaborative Web Page Navigation

  • Resource Information, Databases and Maps (html)
  • Threats to Forest Values (pdf)
  • Threat Matrix (pdf)
  • Forest Health Threats (html)
  • Meetings (html)


Products/Booklet for Phase 1

You can either download the full booklet as one document or download individual sections. Sections are listed in order based on the Table of Contents. 


Annual Report

  • 2018 Annual Report (pdf)