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Forest Service seeks volunteers for upcoming Lake Moomaw recreation season
Hot Springs, Va, January 23, 2023 – The George Washington and Jefferson National Forest’s James River and Warm Springs Ranger District is seeking volunteers to assist for the 2023 summer s...

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 00:00:00 CST


USDA Forest Service selects Gregg Slezak as Deputy Ranger for North River and Lee Districts
%3Aimg alt="Portrait photo of man in front of tree" src="/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/fseprd1085235.jpg" style="float: left; width: 506px; height: 517px;" /%3AHarrisonburg, VA, January 23, 2023 – Gregg ...

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 CST


USDA Forest Service selects Tiffany Cummins as Clinch District Ranger
%3Aimg alt="Close up portrait photo of woman" src="/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/fseprd1085240.jpg" style="float: left; width: 217px; height: 293px;" /%3ANorton, VA, January 23, 2023 – Tiffany Cumm...

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 00:00:00 CST


USDA Forest Service selects Edward Wright as Mount Rogers National Recreation Area Ranger
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Thu, 19 Jan 2023 00:00:00 CST

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Reducing Lower Sherando Lake depth
The Forest Service will lower the pool depth, or water level, at Lower Sherando Lake, starting Monday, December 19, 2022, through late February 2023, in order to maintain and enhance recreational opportunities. The public may observe lower water levels because of this. In partnership with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Lower Sherando Lake will maintain its schedule of eight trout stockings between October 1, 2022, and May 31, 2023.

Mon, 19 Dec 2022 00:00:00 CST


Section of Tate Road in Carroll and Grayson counties temporarily closed
A 0.6-mile section of Tate Road %3AForest Service Road 667%3A in Carroll and Grayson counties is temporarily closed for repairs while the triple-barrel culvert is replaced. The road is closed to all entry at the Forest Service gate near the intersection with Snowbird Lane %3AForest Service Road 690%3A through the intersection with Forest Service Road 667A. For public safety, the work site is closed to all travel. Please do not walk around the closed gates. The road work is weather dependent and may not be completed until early Spring. See the news release for more info or call the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area at 276-783-5196.

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 00:00:00 CST


Temp Closure: Rocky Run ATV trail, Second Mountain, Long Run Rd, Vepco Rd
Temp Closure: Rocky Run ATV trail, Second Mountain, Long Run Rd, Vepco Rd The Rocky Run ATV trail in Rockingham County, including Second Mountain Road %3AForest Road #502%3A, is temporarily closed. The southeast portion of Long Run Road %3AForest Road #72%3A and Vepco Road %3AForest Road #240%3A are also temporarily closed. National Forest system roads and trails will continue to be intermittently closed over the next several months as the 500 kilovolt electricity transmission line running through Rockingham County, Va and Pendleton County, WVa. is being rebuilt. For current information visit Dominion Energy's project map - GWNF Construction Status %3Aarcgis.com%3A Signs and barrels have been installed at specific locations to prevent vehicular, ATV, and pedestrian traffic from entering the project area. Please adhere to these notices as you navigate the Forest.

Sat, 15 Oct 2022 00:00:00 CDT