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!
Plan Your Adventure
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center Hosts Native Orchid Tour June 24
Release Date: Jun 9, 2023
USDA Forest Service Invests $1.1M in Deferred Maintenance Projects on Monongahela National Forest
Release Date: Jun 8, 2023
Helicopter Logging to Begin in Gum Cabin Timber Sale
Release Date: Jun 2, 2023
Summer Concert & Speaker Series Begins at Seneca Shadows Campground in Pendleton County
Release Date: May 31, 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.