ANF Proposes Vegetation Management Project

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – April 28, 2016 – The Allegheny National Forest’s Marienville Ranger District is initiating an environmental analysis designed to achieve a diversity of desired forest trees. The Chaffee Project also proposes to help move the forest toward a healthy and resilient ecosystem, and diminish the risks and consequences of forest health threats. “This project will help move the forest to achieving our desired condition for trees in early structural stages,” said District Ranger Rob Fallon. “Recent monitoring has shown that only 3.8 percent of the forest exists in early structural stages, which is less than half of our desired conditions,” he added.

The project will also address present and potential future decline of American beech, black cherry, white ash, and eastern hemlock, due to non-native and native insects and diseases and other factors. Project information and maps can be found at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=37427

Comments may be submitted by:

  • Mail: Robert T. Fallon, District Ranger, Marienville Ranger District, 131 Smokey Lane, Marienville, PA 16239
  • Fax: 814.927.2285
  • Email: comments-eastern-allegheny-marienville@fs.fed.us. Electronic comments must be submitted in plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), portable document format (.pdf), Word (.doc or .docx), or any other format supported by Microsoft Office applications. Please enter the project name (Chaffee Vegetation Management Project) on the subject line and include your name and physical mailing address with your comments.
  • Hand-delivered and verbal comments can be accepted at the Marienville Ranger District office weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or by calling 814-927-5700.

For more information about this project, please contact Kevin Treese, Marienville Planning Team Leader at 814.927.5759 or ktreese@fs.fed.us.