The managing agency for the Shawnee National Forest is the U.S.D.A. Forest Service who's mission is "Caring for the Land and Serving People". Shawnee National Forest lands is interdispersed with public lands and in total contains approximately 280,000 acres. One of the largest public land entities in Illinois, the Forest is managed for multiple uses, such as, recreation, hunting, wildlife, timber, forest products, archeaological values, etc. Visitors may notice management projects in progress at any given time throughout the year.
To learn more about how your national forest is being managed, click on one of the projects below or use the left-sidebar navigation for: Forest Planning, Forest Projects, Forest Resource Mgmt. or Geospatial Data.