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Williams River Road to reopen soon in Monongahela forest

The Williams River edges along the Highland Scenic Highway in Pocahontas County.
COWEN, W.Va.—The Monongahela National Forest will re-open 15 miles of forest road 86 along the Williams River from Laurel Run to the entrance of...

Monongahela forest officials advise visitors to expect crowds

Photographers on Whispering Spruce Trail, Monongahela National Forest, Allegheny Highlands Region
ELKINS, W.Va. — In light of dramatic increases in visitation in the Monongahela National Forest in eastern West Virginia, officials are advising guests to...

Dolly Sods Wilderness Stewards seeks volunteers for trail work

In the Allegheny Mountains, Dolly Sods has been a project of The Nature Conservancy of West Virginia.
A volunteer group that helps maintain the scenic Dolly Sods Wilderness in northern West Virginia is looking for additional volunteers to help maintain its...

Unique, nearly Canadian environment found at Cranberry Glades

Boardwalk at the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area allows visitors to observe bog wildlife.
HILLSBORO, W.Va. — Five hundred miles south of the Canadian muskegs, visitors to the highest mountains in West Virginia may be surprised to find...

Monongahela National Forest to begin trout, bridge, bike projects

The Monongahela National Forest has received $1,092,000 million in funding from the Great American Outdoors Act to support three projects in the Allegheny Mountains...

U.S. Capitol to go W.Va. wild-and-wonderful this holiday season

ELKINS, W.Va. — The U.S. Capitol is going wild and wonderful this Christmas as West Virginia comes to the fore as the nation's forest...

Monongahela National Forest unveils logo for Christmas tree

Spruce forests in the Monongahela National Forest will provide the nation's 2023 Christmas Tree.
Officials with the U.S. Forest Service have unveiled a new logo designed to commemorate the 2023 Capitol Christmas Tree, which will be harvested from...

Facts about the West Virginia-grown U.S. Capitol Christmas tree

HARMAN, W.Va. — A West Virginia-grown Christmas tree harvested in the Monongahela National Forest will adorn the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in...

Monongahela National Forest sets winter 2023-'24 schedule

Winter is an ideal time to discover the West Virginia woodlands.
ELKINS, W.Va. — Most of the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia is open year-round, closing only when access roads are snow-covered, though some...

Monongahela National Forest to provide 2023 Capitol Christmas tree

Spruce forests in the Monongahela National Forest will provide the nation's 2023 Christmas Tree.
ELKINS, W.Va.– The Monongahela National Forest has been selected to provide the 2023 Christmas Tree for the U.S. capitol, kicking off a year-long celebration...

Boat rental concessionaire needed at Lake Sherwood in the Monongahela

NEOLA, W.Va. — Officials with the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia are soliciting applications from people interested in operating and maintaining the boat...

W.Va. to provide second Christmas tree to Washington, D.C.

ELKINS, W.Va. — West Virginia has been asked to furnish a second Christmas tree to Washington, D.C., this year — to appear on the...

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