Open House to be Held on Land Exchange Proposal
Release Date: Jan 6, 2012
HARRISBURG, IL – January 6, 2012 The Shawnee National Forest will be hosting an open house concerning the environmental analysis of a proposed land exchange between American Land Holdings of Illinois, LLC (ALHI) and the Forest Service. The open house will be held Wednesday, January 25th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Harrisburg, Illinois at the Shawnee National Forest Headquarters. The open house provides the public an opportunity to ask questions and exchange information about this proposal. Forest team members will be on hand to answer questions. For driving directions to the office call 618-253-7114 or 800-My-Woods.
Recently a scoping letter and the proposed action was mailed to interested citizens, outlining the land-exchange proposal. The scoping information, land exchange proposal and maps are available at the Forest’s website. Printed versions of the proposal are available uponrequest from Forest Headquarters.
Feedback from the public is welcome and the Forest Service requests comments be submitted by January 31, 2012 to aid the development of the environmental analysis of the proposal. When submitting input, please make comments site-specific tothis proposed land exchange andinclude the following information with your comments: Date, Name, Contact Information (organization, email, mailing address) and Project Title “Land Exchange Proposal” in the subject line. Comments may be submitted either in written or electronic format. Submit electronic comments by email to: email@example.com,with “Land Exchange Proposal” in the subject line. Mail written comments to: Allen Nicholas, Forest Supervisor, Shawnee National Forest, Attn.: Land Exchange Proposal, 50 Highway 145 South, Harrisburg, IL 62946.
Administered by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, the Shawnee National Forest is one of 155 national forests nationwide.As the only national forest in Illinois, the Shawnee offers numerous avenues for connecting with the natural world through its 280,000 acres of varied landscape. Whether your interests lie more in outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking or camping, or include learning about the unique natural and cultural heritage of southern Illinois, the fields, forests and streams of the Shawnee welcome you. To discover more about the Shawnee National Forest, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/shawneeand follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/shawnee. National information about the U.S. Forest Service can be found at: http://www.fs.fed.us/.