Monongahela National Forest
Endlessly Wild & Wonderful
Monongahela National Forest will provide the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree and thousands of ornaments made by the people of West Virginia.
Monongahela National Forest 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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We're Hiring - Fire Hire!
Are you looking for a job that is anything, but ordinary? The USDA Forest Service, Eastern Region Fire and Aviation Management program has permanent positions. Help protect our nation's resources!
Seneca Rocks Discovery Center Seeks Appalachian Artists & Artisans for 2023 Season
Release Date: Mar 29, 2023
Monongahela National Forest Plans Prescribed Burn in the Hopkins Knob area of Greenbrier County
Release Date: Mar 28, 2023
Helicopter Logging to Begin in West Fork Timber Sale April 1
Release Date: Mar 24, 2023
New Logo Revealed for 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Project
Release Date: Mar 24, 2023
Tom Cullerton Named Deputy District Ranger for the Gauley & Marlinton-White Sulphur Districts on Monongahela National Forest
Release Date: Mar 20, 2023
Mower Tract Restoration Project
Purchased by the Forest Service in the late 1980s, the 40,000-acre Mower Tract is located on Cheat Mountain and has been the focus of red spruce restoration for over 10 years. The goal of the Mower Tract restoration is to re-establish native red spruce forests, increase the water storage capacity of Cheat Mountain, improve water quality in the Shavers Fork watershed, and provide wildlife corridors for vulnerable and threatened species.
Burning to Practice – A Fire Training Simulation on Ramshorn Ridge
On October 18, Monongahela National Forest staff conducted an exercise simulating a prescribed burn in a remote area of Pocahontas County near Greenbank. This training allowed experienced employees from the fire program to work directly with those developing their skills in a controlled environment.
Monongahela National Forest celebrated its100th anniversary in 2020. Look back on the history and the special events that commemorated this achievement in land stewardship.
General Forest Rules
Planning a trip to Monongahela National Forest? Here is what you need to know to keep yourself safe and help us protect this special public land.
Interested in how we manage timber sales? Our timber contracting page has been recently updated with details on timber management and guides for business with the Forest Service.
Alerts & Warnings
- Helicopter Logging Begins April 1 in West Fork Timber Sale; Two Areas Closing
- Dolly Sods Roads are Closed
- Weather Safety Tips
- Highland Scenic Highway Not Maintained in Winter
- National Forest Roads May be Treacherous in Winter
- Forest Road 76 Cranberry Road Update
- Closure Orders & Public Notices