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Cave Mountain Lake Kids Fishing Day
%3AApril 20, 2018%3A Natural Bridge Station, Va. – The USDA Forest Service will host Cave Mountain Lake’s annual Kids Fishing Day on May 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The lake will...

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT


Forest Service Conducting Prescribed Burn Operations in the Hone Quarry Ridge Area in Rockingham County, Virginia
Location: This 5700 acre burn is located along Hone Quarry Ridge in Rockingham County, Virginia. Date and Time: Ignition will begin on Friday 04/20/2018 and will continue th...

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT


Temporary Closures and Reduced Services at Forest Service Recreation Sites this Summer: Clinch Ranger District
%3A04.19.2018%3A Norton, VA - The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests is announcing several temporary changes in recreation areas and trails on the Clinch Ranger District in Lee, Scott, Dicke...

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT


Forest Service Conducting Prescribed Fire Operations for North Short Mountain in Bath County
%3Au%3ALocation%3A/u%3A%3Au%3A:%3A/u%3A Area along Pads Creek Rd near Millboro, VA. %3Au%3ADate and Time:%3A/u%3A Ignitian will begin on 04/13 and will be concluded before the end of the day. %3Au%3AAdditional ...

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT


Big Levels Area Burn will Promote Wildlife and Reduce the Risk of Wildfire
%3A4/11/2018%3A Natural Bridge Station, VA - The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests provide habitat for thousands of species across Virginia and West Virginia, including nearly 300 threatene...

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT

Alerts & Notices


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Glenwood & Pedlar RD's, Petites Gap Road Intermittent Closure
Beginning approximately April 30, 2018, sections of the Petites Gap Road %3AForest Road #35%3A will be intermittently closed for road maintenance. The intermittent closure will begin at the end of the State maintained road %3ASR 781%3A and run eastward toward the Blue Ridge Parkway for approximately 2 1/2 miles. During culvert replacement, the road may be impassable for several hours. Through traffic should plan on using alternate routes to the Blue Ridge Parkway, such as the Parkers Gap Road %3AFR #812%3A. During the closure, repairs and maintenance will include repair of road damage from past storm events, installation of new culverts, additional gravel, and grading of the road. This road maintenance should be completed within 60 days. These road and general maintenance activites will improve the long-term sustainability of the road.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT


Forest Service Issues Closure Order for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project
A closure order %3Aorder%3A has been issued for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project right of way and access roads on Forest lands in Monroe County, West VA and Giles and Montgomery Counties, VA. This revised order terminates and supersedes orders number 08-08-11-18-01; 08-08-11-18-02; 08-08-11-18-03; and 08-08-11-18-04. The order prohibits going into or upon National Forest System lands in the proximity of the approved right-of-way, and the use of Mystery Ridge Road %3AFSR #11080%3A, and Pocahontas Road %3AFSR #972%3A. The order excludes the tread width of the Appalachian Trail and the entirety of Brush Mountain Road %3AFSR #188%3A. Please refer to the order for specific details about the areas that are closed. The order is in effect until March 31, 2019, unless terminated earlier.

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT


Lee District - Tomahawk Pond Water Level Lowered for Fishing Access Repairs
Beginning in mid-April the water level in Tomahawk Pond will be lowered approximately 4 feet for repairs to fishing access areas. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries plans to continue stocking trout up to the drawdown date and meet the annual number of stockings for Tomahawk Pond. Fishing will continue to be permitted in non-construction areas such as the dam and areas contractors are not actively working. These improvements are made possible using funds from Forest Stamp purchases by anglers and hunters across the Commonwealth. This is a cooperative project of the US Forest Service and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT


North River Ranger District - Wind Storm Impacts Roads and Trails - Use Caution
On March 2-3, 2018 the North River Ranger District experienced significant sustained winds causing trees to topple and fall across many forest roads and trails. Use caution when traveling as trees and their associated limbs may be blocking roads and trails. While volunteer and Forest Service crews are working to clear paths, it may take the Forest Service several weeks to open all routes. Some forest roads have been closed seasonally to ensure public safety and prevent the impacts of erosion and sedimentation in our streams and rivers. Closures take into account that winter freezing and thawing events make road surfaces very soft. Traffic on roads experiencing seasonal freezing and thawing conditions typically causes more damage, drainage problems, and soil erosion. For more information call the North River Ranger District %3A540%3A 432-0187.

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST


Garden Mountain Road/Round Mountain Road (FR #610) Temporarily Closed (EDRD)
Due to road damage on private land, adjacent land owners have gated and closed the private land portion of Garden Mountain Road/Round Mountain Road from all public travel. This is no longer a through road; approximately 2.5 miles of the road is inaccessible. The closed private section begins in Burke's Garden on Back Rd/666 and ends after approximately 2 miles. Approximately an additional half mile is closed on the National Forest in order to stop westbound traffic at the last safe turn around. For additional information, contact the Eastern Divide Ranger District Office at: 540 552 4641.

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 CDT