Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting to be Offered at the Mt Jewett Sportsmen’s Club in July and August

The Ruffed Grouse Society, a national conservation organization, is proud to announce that they will offer their popular Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting Program at the Mt Jewett Sportsmen’s Club on July 16-17 and August 20-21.  On both Saturdays, the course starts at noon and ends at 4:00 p.m.  On both Sundays, the course starts at […]

Dewdrop Campground Facilities Updates – Allegheny National Forest Seeks Input on Facilities Modernization

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service is planning a project to update and modernize the facilities within the Dewdrop Recreation Area. The Recreation Area was originally developed in the mid to late 1960s and includes several original structures that are now more than 50 years old.  The Forest Service reviewed public comments submitted through the 2021 […]

Deer Management Assistance Permits on Sale Now

Hunting licenses and Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) permits for the 2022-2023 hunting season go on sale starting Monday, June 13, 2022. For the 2022-2023 season, nine DMAP units are available in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) and three DMAP units are available in the Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative (KQDC). The KQDC units available for […]

Decision Made on Irwin Run Canoe Launch Project in Allegheny National Forest

The US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service made the decision to expand and define parking at the Irwin Run Canoe Launch in Spring Creek Township, Elk County, Pennsylvania.  The project will help eliminate overflow parking onto State Road 3002, redirect traffic to a one-way flow through the parking area, establish an outfitter-guide drop-off zone for […]

Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting to be Offered at the Mt Jewett Sportsmen’s Club in July and August – Registration Required

The Ruffed Grouse Society is proud to announce that they will offer their popular Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting Program at the Mt Jewett Sportsmen’s Club on July 16-17 and August 20-21.  On both Saturdays, the course starts at noon and ends at 4:00 p.m.  On both Sundays, the course starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends […]

Forest Motorized Trails Open May 27th at 8 am

The US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service will open all-terrain vehicle and off-highway motorcycle (ATV/OHM) trails at 8 am on Friday, May 27th in the Allegheny National Forest for the summer riding season that runs through Sunday, September 25th. Student Conservation Association trail crew members have been diligently working on trail improvement projects in preparation […]

Forest Service Seeks Public Input on Laurel Mill Trail System Realignment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service is accepting comments on a proposal to realign the chronically wet, 1.7-mile Hemlock Loop of the Laurel Mill Trail System on Allegheny National Forest. The realignment would move the current trail upslope and decommission 1.7 miles of the existing trail, reducing the current Laurel Mill Trail System by […]

Harvesting Wild Leeks in the Forest

Guidelines for Responsibly Collecting Wild Leeks in Allegheny National Forest On most Forest Service lands within the Allegheny National Forest the USDA Forest Service allows the harvesting of wild leeks (Allium sp.) for personal consumption. Personal consumption means harvesting only what you will use for yourself and your family.  The recommended harvest limit for personal […]

Allegheny National Forest Spring Prescribed Fire Plan

The US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service plans to use prescribed fire as a forest management tool during March, April, and May on the Allegheny National Forest. We do not have exact dates yet. Our operations are weather dependent, and we will implement prescribed fires at the optimal time to achieve the best results. We […]