Monongahela National Forest
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!
Plan Your Adventure
Guidelines for Responsibly Collecting Ramps on Monongahela National Forest
Release Date: Feb 22, 2024
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.
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.
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.