Monongahela National Forest

Endlessly Wild & Wonderful

Monongahela National Forest, located in the Allegheny Mountains of east central West Virginia includes more than 920,000 acres of endlessly wild and wonderful places.

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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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Features

Monongahela National Forest Makes History Providing Two Christmas Trees to the N

A Norway Spruce rises majestically into the sky.

Each year a different national forest provides what is known as the People’s Tree, a tradition since 1970. This year Monongahela National Forest has the honor of providing Christmas trees to two iconic federal buildings in Washington, D.C. – the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

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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.

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