Roads and Trails
The Penn State Forestland Management Office currently supports an infrastucture of 43 miles of roads/trails.
Approximately 14 miles per year receive some degree of maintenance/ improvement (e.g., recrowning, herbicide application, mowing). Until the late 1990s, all of the above-mentioned treatments were conducted by the Penn State Forestland Management Office staff using a 1947 Catepillar road grader and a 1986 John Deer 350D bulldozer.
2000 saw a restructuring of the Penn State Forestland Management Office. All road maintenance/new construction is bid out to construction/excavation companies or implemented as demonstration projects through the Penn State Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies.
No four-wheelers, three-wheelers, or motorbikes are
on any of our forests' roads or trails.
No winter maintenance occurs on any of our forests' roads or trails.