U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest plans to host two fishing derbies for children age 5 to 15 on Saturday, May 20.  The schedule for the two fishing derbies, which will be held rain or shine, includes: Oakwood Bottoms Interpretive Site, Grand Tower. For more info, contact the...
The U.S. Forest Service reports that the Shawnee National Forest’s Snake Road in Union County is scheduled to close on March 15. The road will be closing so that snakes and amphibians, some of which are considered threatened and endangered in Illinois and the United States, can migrate from...
The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest recently recognized Mike Hancock as employee of the quarter for his extra efforts.
The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest recently recognized Mike Hancock as employee of the quarter for his extra efforts. The Forest Service reported in a news release that Hancock regularly works beyond his normal duties as an engineer and survey technician. He has installed interpretive...
With winter on the way, the U.S. Forest Service has announced the closing for the season of some of its recreation sites and roads on the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois.  Campgrounds which are scheduled to close on Dec. 15 include Red Bud Campground at Bell Smith Springs, Pine Ridge...
The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois has expanded its services in an effort to better serve people. New Tip Line To assist in forest management and law enforcement, there is a new Shawnee National Forest Tip Line.  The tip line is available 24 hours a day. People can...
The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois, in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, has received wetland grant funding. Situated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, the Shawnee National Forest provides critical wetland habitat for migratory waterfowl,...
Fire helps maintain healthy oak forests, according to scientists who study birds, native plants and other wildlife.  That’s why the U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest use fire as a tool to restore Southern Illinois forests. “Fire rejuvenates the forest. It increases nutrient availability,...
The U.S. Forest Service reports that Union County will be featured on an Ozark Tour 2016 event which is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 24. Fashioned after popular tours led by Col. L.O. Trigg in the 1930s and 1940s, Ozark Tours are guided expeditions into the forests of Southern Illinois to explore the...

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