Passes & Permits

The Monongahela National Forest manages resources to ensure sustainable ecosystems and resilient watersheds that are capable of providing a sustainable flow of beneficial goods and services to the public. Management protects natural resource values, public health and safety, and is consistent with the Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. In order to meet these objectives, permits may be required for the occupancy and use of Forest Service land.

Additionally, passes assist in funding certain management projects.

  • Recreation:
    Passes and Permits related to recreating on the forest.
  • Forest Products:
    Edible material, Decorative material, Minerals, Plants, Woody material (includes Christmas tree and Firewood permit information).
  • Events and Commercial Permits:
    Filming, Group use, and Outfitter guide information
  • Other:
    Permits for other items such as road use permits, etc.


Please contact the appropriate Ranger District Office for information on other permits not listed.