Shawnee National Forest

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...
Tourism was a lengthy topic of discussion at a recent regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 24, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Representatives of the Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau were on hand to share an annual report...
This picture has absolutely nothing to do with wood chips, daffodils or geology. I just liked the pic, and it made me think of a couple of songs, too..."Time for Me to Fly" and "I'll Fly Away."
So many things to learn about...and so little time...but, before we get started...a bit of a... ...WARNING: Some, if not most, of the stuff in this week's colyum could well interest one or two people. Maybe three. Maybe not... ...here we go... ...during the past week or so, I learned that... ......
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...
Shawnee National Forest to use prescribed fire on March 5 and 6, weather permitting. Prescribed fire is a planned fire that is overseen by professionals. Fall marked the beginning of the forest’s prescribed burn season, during which professionals plan to burn up to 10,000 acres.  Prescribed fires...
An exhibit featuring photographs from the L.O. Trigg collection is set during March at the visitors center at Giant City State Park near Makanda. A talk about the collection, curated by Charles Hammond, is planned from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the visitors center. Trigg, who was a...
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,...

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