Allegheny National Forest Updates Forest Orders

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – May 19, 2017 – Allegheny National Forest Supervisor Sherry Tune recently re-issued and updated a number of forest orders. “These orders are designed to ensure public health and safety or to ensure that management practices are consistent with the Forest Plan,” said Tune. “National Forests regularly review and update orders to ensure they’re still needed or to make sure they’re consistent with rules and regulations.”

Some of the updated orders address:

  • Prohibiting overnight mooring along the Kinzua Reservoir shoreline
  • Limiting camping along Forest Road 145 (Salmon Creek)
  • Limiting horse use in the Spring Creek and Buzzard Swamp Recreation Areas
  • Implementing size restrictions on OHV trails. This includes maintaining the maximum machine width to 50 inches on the Penoke, Rocky Gap and Willow Creek OHV Trails and changing the machine width to 64 inches on the Timberline and Marienville OHV Trails.
  • Requiring mandatory labeling of tree stands, hunting blinds and trail cameras placed on ANF lands.

In addition, a forest supervisor may also issue temporary or emergency special orders to close or restrict the use of certain areas on National Forest Systems lands. These orders frequently occur with little to no notice. 

The orders are posted on the Allegheny National Forest website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/allegheny/alerts-notices. In addition, copies may be found at any Allegheny National Forest office.