Partnerships have been developed with individuals, agencies, organizations and communities committed to the stewardship of our natural, cultural and recreational resources. The Wayne National Forest and its partners can leverage limited resources to achieve mutually beneficial goals for the greater good. Projects run the gamet from single workdays to long term relationships that work toward significant economic or resource changes.

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Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Event at Lake Vesuvius

A team of volunteers work together to plant a tree.

The Ohio chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and Wayne National Forest came together and collaborated on ways that they could work together to achieve conservation and preservation efforts across the forest. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers was eager to give back to the forest in September of 2019 as part of Public Lands Month. BHA brought with them 20 members to help accomplish a large tree planting event that took place at Lake Vesuvius in the Ironton Ranger District.

Partnership to Assist with Illegal Trash Issues

Keep America Beautiful logos

Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Wayne National Forest in southeast Ohio signed an agreement in 2012. This agreement will develop and expand opportunities to develop programs, projects and activities consistent with the Forest Service’s multiple use missions of “Caring for the Land and Serving People” through the newly-formed collaborative group, Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful.

The creation of the recently-certified Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful affiliate is a unique, collaborative effort that marks the first U.S. Forest Service National Forest to establish a Keep America Beautiful affiliation. For more information...

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Little Cities of Black Diamonds

Little Cities of Black Diamonds Logo

Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council is made up of individual citizens and representatives of community organizations, Governmental bodies, tourism related entities and educational institutions ...

National Wild Turkey Federation

National Wild Turkey Federation Logo

National Wild Turkey Federation and Wheelin’ Sportsmen of America created the Wheelin’ Sportsmen Program to provide the disabled with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.


Bob Evans Farm

Bob Evans Down on the Farm

The Bob Evans Farm is a tourist destination located in Rio Grande, Ohio. It includes the first Bob Evans restaurant, Homestead Museum, Craft Barn, Campgrounds and a log cabin village.

The Monday Creek Restoration Project

Rock Run Project sign

The Monday Creek Restoration Partnership has been recognized nationally by OSM and EPA as a model of partnering for environmental improvement.


  • Plant A Tree Program
    U.S. Forest Service has established a special program to allow people to donate money toward planting trees on the National Forests.