Forest Service Accepting Public Comments on the Branch Trail Shelter Project

The USDA Forest Service is accepting public comments on a proposal to construct a trail shelter off Forest Road 127 along the North Country National Scenic Trail in the Allegheny National Forest, Warrant 5180, Kinsley Township, Forest County, Pennsylvania.

This project is being proposed to accomplish the Allegheny National Forest Chapter of the North Country Trail Association goal of having a trail shelter within a reasonable day’s hike to support long-distance trail users.

Map for Proposed Branch Trail Shelter

For more information, a scoping document is available for download at Printed copies are available upon request. If you would like to provide input, please submit comments by August 29, 2022.

  • Email: Please include (The Branch Trail Shelter) on the subject line, your name, and your physical mailing address with your comments.
  • Mail: Robert Fallon, District Ranger, Marienville Ranger District, 131 Smokey Lane, Marienville, PA 16239
  • Phone: (814) 927-5700 during normal business hours.
  • Fax: (814) 927-2285

Please note that any comments received, including the names and addresses of those who submit comments, will be part of the public record and available for public inspection.

If you would like more information, please contact District Ranger Rob Fallon at (814) 927-5799 or