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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 permitted
on any of our forests' roads or trails.

No winter maintenance occurs on any of our forests' roads or trails.