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Monongahela National Forest Continues to Offer Virtual Services

Monongahela National Forest continues to offer virtual services at this time. See our recreation conditions report for current conditions of trails and campgrounds or call your local Forest Service office for information and assistance.

Image that says 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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Mower Tract Restoration Project

Forest Service employees plant a red spruce seedling on the Mower Tract

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.


Lake Sherwood Rehabilitation Project

A view from the banks of Lake Sherwood with mountains lining the distance.

Lake Sherwood Campground will be renovated as a result of funding from the Great American Outdoors Act. The Forest held two virtual meetings in April 2021 to present information about current projects at Lake Sherwood, projects planned for the rest of 2021, and potential projects for 2022. We will continue to keep the public updated on the projects as they progress.


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Spotlights

Archaeology Activity Book

AmeriCorps members serving with the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area recently developed an activity book to educate youth about archaeology and promote heritage resources on the Forest.

General Forest Rules

An image of trail signage at Seneca Rocks

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. 

 




2020 Centennial

Cheat District Ranger Ralph L. Rowland inspecting tree growth at Canaan Mountain Plantation

Monongahela National Forest celebrated its100th anniversary in 2020. Look back on the history and the special events that commemorated this achievement in land stewardship.

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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