The Wayne National Forest is a patchwork of public land that covers over a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio. The Forest is divided into three units managed out of two Ranger District offices located in Nelsonville and Ironton, with a field office in Marietta.

Features

Trail & Recreation Site Modernization

A trail runs through a stand of hardwoods in southwestern ohio

We're developing proposals to expand and improve recreation access and facilities in the national forest, and we want your feedback! Learn more about our proposals and how to submit feedback, as well as view the presentation from the May 26 Virtual Open House.


Storied Hills: The Wayne National Forest

Storied Hills: The Wayne National Forest

Dig a little deeper, look a little closer, and discover the stories of change, challenge, and resilience in this interactive map of the Wayne National Forest. 

Spotlights

Sunny Oaks Project Information

A wildlife opening with lush underbrush.

The Sunny Oaks project intends to create young, brushy forests of oaks and hickories, increase forest resiliance, and contribute to local economies through commercial timber harvests. 

Baileys Mountain Bike Trail System Partnership

The six Ohio University students selected for the summer 2017 internship program.

A diverse and growing group of local residents and community leaders envision a nationally recognized mountain bike project as a means of elevating the region.

 




Current and Recent Projects in Analysis

A team of horse riders ride along a sheer stone cliff.

Before certain activities can take place on the Wayne National Forest, we complete an analysis of the potential effects and involve the public. 

Administrative Change 10 Public Notification

The Wayne National Forest has completed Administrative Change #10 to the 2006 Land and Resource Management Plan to address utility corridor development under the scope of the Forest Plan.


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