Forest Service to Conduct Invasive Plant Treatment

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – June 11, 2019 – Allegheny National Forest will be initiating a five year non-native invasive plants treatment contract this summer.

The first year will have treatments on 24 sites across the Forest.

The following areas will receive a one-time manual herbicide treatment between June 15th and September 1st (see attached maps):

  • Economite area
  • Forest Road 385
  • Beaver Meadows access road and closed campground area

The following corridors will have Japanese knotweed treatments, which entails a manual cutting in June and then a subsequent manual herbicide treatment in late July or August (see attached maps):

  • State Route 66
  • State Route 666
  • Guitonville Road to State Route 3004
  • Forest Road 577
  • Pine Run Road to TR325 at Pine Run

Non-native invasive plant species are those that are not native to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic, environmental, and/or human harm.

The Forest Service is committed to protecting the Allegheny National Forest’s ecological resources by limiting non-native invasive plant species’ ability to further spread on the Forest with active treatment activities.

For more information on Allegheny National Forest Invasive Plant Program contact April Moore; april.moore@usda.gov at (814) 363-6069.