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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...

Monongahela National Forest to conduct prescribed burns

Weather permitting, officials at the Monongahela National Forest plan to conduct prescribed burns on 1,251 acres in Pocahontas, Greenbrier, and Pendleton counties from March...

Forest Service invests $6 million in deferred maintenance in W.Va.

Morning dawns in the Monongahela National Forest in eastern West Virginia.
The Monongahela National Forest has received $6 million in funding from the 2020 Great American Outdoors Act to support seven projects across the Forest...

Dolly Sods roads close for winter '22-'23 beginning Jan. 3

Ice and snow lay thick at the Allegheny Front at Dolly Sods.
PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Roads leading through Dolly Sods in northern West Virginia will close to motor vehicles for the winter beginning on January 3,...

Monongahela National Forest sets opening dates for recreation sites

September view at Dolly Sods Wilderness, Tucker County, Allegheny Highlands Region
ELKINS, W.Va. — Officials at the Monongahela National Forest have announced the 2023 opening dates for developed recreation sites across the 921,000 acres forest...

Cranberry nature center hosts family fest this weekend

Crowds gather at the Cranberry Mountain Natural Center in Pocahontas County.
RICHWOOD, W.Va.—Families touring Cranberry Glades and the Falls of Hills Creek this weekend are in store for extra fun on Cranberry Fun Day at...

Beauty of Hills Creek in West Virginia veils geologic secrets

The lower falls of Hills Creek for many years was practically inaccessible to all but the most intrepid waterfalls hunters.
Hills Creek in Pocahontas County is more than just a pretty stream. Though its waterfalls have won fame the world over, there's more to...

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...

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...

Drive on Highland Scenic Highway part of Monongahela celebration

Vintage photo from Highland Scenic Highway
Officials with the Monongahela National Forest are encouraging the public to participate in Scenic Drive Day at the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center on Saturday,...

Celebrate Scenic Drive Day June 4 at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center

RICHWOOD, W.Va. — Officials with the Monongahela National Forest in eastern West Virginia are inviting motorists to explore the forest highlands during National Scenic...

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...


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