Working Together

There are numerous opportunities in working cooperatively with the Allegheny National Forest.

From participating in the NEPA process to volunteering as a campground host to bidding on stewardship sales the Forest Service actively solicits and welcomes all public participation in the management of our national forests.

Follow the links for more information.

Contracting
Grants and Agreements
Parternships
Recreation Resource Advisory Committees
Tribal Relations
Volunteering

 

 

 

 

Contracting

The Allegheny National Forest is headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania and has two ranger districts: The Marienville Ranger District, located in Marienville, PA and the Bradford Ranger District located in Marshburg, PA. All contracting for supplies, services, construction, A&E, and stewardship contracts for the Allegheny NF including the Ranger Districts is performed from the supervisor’s office in Warren, PA.

INVOICING REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CONTRACT AWARDS

The "Submit Invoice-to" address for USDA orders is the Department of Treasury's Invoice Processing Platform (IPP). All invoices are to be submitted online via the electronic Invoice Processing Platform. This is a mandatory requirement initiated by the U.S. Department of Treasury and you can find more information at this website https://www.ipp.gov/index.htm. Your company must register at https://www.ipp.gov/vendors/enrollment-vendors.htm to establish an account in order to submit an invoice on any awarded contract.

Three sites provide information on contracting with the federal government:

To be placed on a bidders list or to receive information about upcoming projects, please contact:

Northeast Acquisition Team
Phone: 814-728-6288
Email: azero@fs.fed.us

 

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Grants and Agreements

Working cooperatively with state, local government, institution of higher learning, profit and non-profit organizations to diversify local economies, protect lives, homes and natural resources from uncontrolled wildland fires, and forest stewardship and servicing the public grants and agreements management in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

For more information visit:

If you would like to enter into an agreement with the Allegheny National Forest contact an Office.

 

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Partnerships

Managing a national forest as large and varied as the Allegheny National Forest requires the efforts of dedicated partners who contribute greatly to the successful management of forest resources. Our partners help maintain recreation sites and trails, reduce hazardous fuels, restore watersheds, monitor wildlife populations, improve wildlife and fisheries habitat, inventory and monitor archeological and historic sites, provide input to proposed management activities, conduct conservation education programs, and respond to emergency incidents. Our partners include a number of federal agencies, tribes, State of Michigan, conservation organizations, universities, public entities and private citizens. Their assistance is provided through a number of avenues including various grants, partnerships, and volunteer efforts.

The Allegheny Watershed Improvement Needs (WINs) Coalition’s mission is to promote protection, restoration, and habitat improvement activities in watersheds that lie entirely or partially in the Allegheny National Forest to achieve Forest Service and community needs through collaboration and partnerships.

 

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Recreation Resource Advisory Committee

The Allegheny National Forest is working with the public, communities, and partners to identify projects to receive funding under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools Act. All meetings are open to the public.

For more information visit the RAC's web page.

 

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Tribal Relations

The Federal government and Indian tribes have a unique relationship that is “government-to-government”. The basis for this is in the constitution of the United States (Article 1, Section 8) which recognized tribes as sovereign. The Forest Service is committed to this relationship with federally recognized Tribal governments.
National Forests have important historical, spiritual, and cultural significance for Tribes. Forests often serve as a source of traditional medicines, food, firewood, and basketry materials. Consultation with tribes provides an invaluable means of obtaining expert advice, ideas, information, and diverse opinions from Native Americans in an effort to work together collaboratively to achieve positive outcomes for ecosystem health and cultural values.

 

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Volunteering

Publicinvolvement plays an important part in managing our national forest lands. Many Region 9 forests, grasslands, and prairies rely more and more on volunteers to assist with campgrounds and other programs. Concerned citizens help the forest to provide better wildlife habitat, identify and preserve historic sites, and build and maintain trails. We extend a warm welcome to all who wish to volunteer on Region 9 Forests, Grasslands, Prairies.

For more information about volunteering for specific projects on the forest, please contact the volunteer coordinator at the Supervisor's office lelmquist@fs.fed.us

Volunteer Opportunities Include (but not limited to):

  • Trail Construction and Maintenance
  • Litter Pick-Up

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