Land & Resources Management

This section includes forest planning, current projects, information about resource management, and available geospatial data.

Here is how we organized our information.

Blowdown area.


Generally planning is at a broad scale, either at the Regional, Forest, or Landscape (Watershed) level. Assessments identify existing conditions, risks, opportunities, and desired future conditions.

The end product does not require a NEPA decision, but is information that feeds into project analysis. The Allegheny Forest Plan establishes the primary management direction for the entire forest, providing a framework for what we do and where we do it. All other plans tier to the Forest Plan.

Photo: Project Area.


Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process.Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process and results in a NEPA decision, which is then implemented on the ground.

Projects that are "Developing Proposal" or "Under Analysis" may have an opportunity for public collaboration and input on the proposed actions and the analysis being conducted.

Timber Sale

Resource Management

In this 3-phase process, this section includes information about actions resulting from the forest’s plans and projects. An example might be the restoration of a stream or a prescribed burn for wildlife purposes.

Timber contract information and forms can be found in this section of the website.

GPSing a trail

GIS Data

Allegheny National Forest Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data is available to download.
Data is available in ESRI (shapefile) and Google Earth (kml) formats.


Travel Management

Land and Resources: Travel Management

Thank you to all who contributed to the road study (also known as the Travel Analysis). The Forest Service has released all the Travel Analysis Reports that analyze the existing roads systems and identify opportunities to achieve a more sustainable road system for each National Forest and Prairie.  These reports are part of a nationwide requirement and are not decision documents—instead, they provide an analysis of the road system as it exists today.  All future proposed actions and decisions will involve further opportunities for public input and engagement at the project-level under National Environmental Policy Act processes.

Project Spotlights

Forest Wide Roads Analysis

Road on the Allegheny National Forest

The objective of roads analysis is to provide decision makers with critical information to develop road systems that are safe and responsive to public needs and desires, affordable and efficiently managed, have minimal negative ecological effects on the land, and are in balance with available funding for needed management actions.