The Monongahela National Forest is dedicated to working with partners and developing new partnerships. Partners help in many ways. They help improve and maintain recreation areas, improve watersheds, care for wilderness areas, and achieve sustainable stewardship of our forests. Partnerships involve collaboration between the Forest Service, non-profits, other government agencies, local community interest groups, foundations, and even individuals. They provide leadership, coordination and assistance in helping employees and other partners build capacity to work together. We are committed to working with people like you to help us develop a shared vision and common goals for taking care of the forest. Come join us!

More Information
Please visit the national Partnership Resource Center website operated by the Forest Service and the National Forest Foundation. That site, including its Partnership Guide, is the main resource for partnering with the Forest Service.

If you are interested in becoming a partner with the Monongahela National Forest please contact: 

Julie Fosbender
Partnerships and Public Affairs



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.

Partnership Profile: Green Forests Work and Snowshoe Mountain Resort

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

A new partnership between Green Forests Work, Snowshoe Mountain Resort, and Monongahela National Forest helps to bring native red spruce to a legacy site that was mined in the 1970s. In this event, volunteers planted about 1,700 trees on 35 acres of the former strip mine, including 1,100 red spruce, 500 American chestnut and 100 speckled alder.


Joint Northeast-South Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Workshop

Group participants at the observation deck at the New River Gorge overlook

Monongahela National Forest and New River Gorge National River provided the backdrop for one of three regional Northeast-South Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Workshops. 

Central Appalachians Fire Learning Network

The Central Appalachian Fire Learning Network engages federal, state and private land managers in a collaborative effort to enhance capacity to implement ecological fire management. 


The Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area (CWPMA)

The Potomac Highlands CWPMA works to decrease the impacts of non-native invasive species on public and private forestland, agricultural lands, and local economies.

Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (CASRI)

CASRI works cooperatively across public and private boundaries to perpetuate the ecological integrity of the red spruce-northern hardwood forest and the native wildlife and plant communities.