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.

The group is governed by a steering committee made up of representatives of municipal, county, state and federal government agencies, and leaders of various non-profit organizations such as the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, and local watershed organizations.  The lessons learned and successes shared serve as an excellent example of the power of partnership and collaboration among agencies and organizations.