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.

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Forest Plan Revision

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The Wayne National Forest is currently in the process of revising its Forest Plan. This process began in April of 2018. Learn more about what this means, where we are in the process, and how you can get involved!


Collaborative Oak Management in Southeast Ohio

Scientists record findings while conducting a timber study.

For forest managers in the oak-dominated ecosystems of the eastern United States, prescribed fire is an important tool in perpetuating oak as well as in achieving wildlife habitat improvement, post-harvest site preparation, oak and pine regeneration, and range allotments. However, concern about reducing the value of overstory oak makes some managers wary of using fire as a management tool. Find out how an an Interagency Forestry Team in Ohio that is working to allay concern about prescribed fire with research addressing questions about fire and timber quality.

 

Spotlights

Sunny Oaks Project Information

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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

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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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