Did you know?
Although the majority of public lands are managed by state agencies, Pennsylvania also has an extensive national forest. In 1923, when it was established as a National Forest, the 513,325 acres that comprise the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) was mostly brush. Now a second-growth forest, the ANF is known for its black cherry, maple, and other hardwoods.
Overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, the ANF is managed for a continuous wood supply, watershed protection, outdoor recreation, and habitat for wildlife and fisheries.