Forest analysis in Sheffield Township

The Allegheny National Forest’s Bradford Ranger District is initiating an environmental analysis for a forest health improvement project. The 8,780-acre Hoover Project is located in Sheffield Township, Warren County.

“This project addresses forest health issues within the project area and improves recreation opportunities for Hector Falls,” said Acting District Ranger Andrea Hille.

Proposed actions include: tree harvesting and reforestation resulting from recent forest health issues, stream restoration, and the treatment of non-native invasive plants. The proposal also includes constructing two new access roads; improving some existing roads and decommissioning a road. In addition, improvements are being planned for Hector Falls by developing a stream crossing, trail upgrades and a parking area. Details of the proposal are posted at:

The Bradford Ranger District is accepting comments for this project until December 18. Comments may be submitted via:

Mail: District Ranger, USDA Forest Service, Allegheny National Forest, Bradford Ranger District, 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA, 16701


Please enter the project name (Hoover Project) on the subject line and include your name and physical mailing address with your comments.

Hand-delivered and verbal comments will be accepted weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Bradford Ranger District or by calling (814) 363-6000.

Fax: (814) 362-2761

“Your comments are important, and may be used to modify or develop alternatives to the proposed action,” said Hille. For more information about this project, contact Ava Turnquist at (814) 363-6086 or