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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Features

West Virginia Hosts 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 in the United States this year. The 75 attendees representing both the Northeast and South regions were from 21 different states from Maine to Texas plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.


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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Spotlights

Flood Recovery Update

In early 2017 the Federal Highway Administration approved $25 million to repair roads, bridges, culverts, and trails in West Virginia’s 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. 

 

 




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. 

Timber Contracting

A neatly stacked pile of freshly cut timber.

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. 



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