Michaux State Forest
Michaux State Forest encompasses more than 85,000 acres in the South Mountain area of Cumberland, Franklin and Adams counties. Considered Pennsylvania's "cradle of forestry," Michaux is the site of first forestry school, Mont Alto. The forest is named for the French botanist, Andre Michaux, who discovered and named many plants in the 18th century.
Proposed Decision on Michaux State Forest Target Range
DCNR is currently reviewing its overall policy on shooting ranges on state parks and state forest lands.
Target Range Issues: Background Documents
Michaux State Forest accepted public comments on the Target Range Progress Reports during October and November 2011.
This report summarizes the work of a task force assessing the feasibility of operating a safe and environmentally and economically sustainable public target range on the Michaux State Forest.
This study develops the objective baseline measures of lead and other contaminants associated with operating a target range site in the vicinity of Long Pine Run Reservoir.
Address questions or concerns on this issue to:
Send email to: Fd01@pa.gov
Grave Ridge ATV Trail Closing
The Grave Ridge ATV Trail will be closed for an extended period for a timber harvest until the fall of 2013. For more information on the closing click here.
Don't Move Firewood
To help protect the forest from invasive insects that can kill trees and devastate the ecosystem, please do not transport firewood over long distances. Firewood can harbor insects such as emerald ash borer. Cut or purchase your firewood where you intend to burn it.