Welcome to Monongahela National ForestMonongahela National Forest provides visitors with scenic vistas, country roads, flowing streams and abundant plant and animal life. It was established in 1920 and encompasses one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the United States. Elevations range from just under 1,000 feet to 4,863 feet above sea level. Monongahela National Forest is a working forest providing timber, water, grazing, minerals and recreational opportunities. Explore your Forest!

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Monongahela National Forest Featured on PBS

Darley Newman and Forest Supervisor Clive Thompson smile for a photo.

Ice Cream, live snakes and real TV stars were some of the highlights during a special screening of "Travels with Darley" at the Pocahontas County Opera House in Marlinton, August 11. Find out more about this great community event spotlighting Monongahela National Forest and Pocahontas County, and find out how you can view the episodes.

Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership Initiative

Black cows meandering up a hillside.

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Forest Service are working together in West Virginia to improve the health of forests where public forests and grasslands connect to privately owned lands through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership. Find out more about how these partners work together to restore landscapes, reduce wildfire threats to communities and landowners, protect water quality and enhance wildlife habitat.

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2018 Fall Color Report

A sign for Bear Heaven Rec Area along a golden orange road of fall leaves.

Get the latest news about the changing fall colors on Monongahela National Forest....

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Updates

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline, proposes to cross 5 miles of the Monongahela National Forest and 15 miles of the George Washington National Forest. 



New Partnership Expands Existing Restoration Efforts

A seedling of a red spruce is planted into tilled soil.

Green Forests Work, Snowshoe Mountain Resort, and Monongahela National Forest joins The Nature Conservancy,and Green Forests Work to re-establish native species on the Mower Tract.

2018 Discover Nature Day a Success

Five kids smile big for the camera in the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center Parking lot

Discover Nature Day was held on April 28th at the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center. Find out about accomplishments from the  44 volunteers that attended this event. 

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