C.M. Special-Use Permit Issuance
The decision would issue a new permit to allow for the construction, use and maintenance of a 600 foot by 20 foot or 0.11 mile, right-of-way (ROW) across Forest land for ingress and egress to private property.
Big Muddy River Bottoms Habitat Improvement II
The project would use herbicide to prevent re-sprouting of woody vegetation after timber stand improvement. It also proposes to increase the area of bottomland to be treated by 6500 acres, treat invasive species and adds prescribed fire.
Cretaceous Hills Ecological Restoration
This project proposes about 3,000 acres of pine thinning, 15,000 acres of prescribed fire, treatment of invasive species, maintenance of barren habitats, development of vernal ponds and roadwork.
This project would stabilize gullies and headcuts along tributaries to Cedar Lake, Kinkaid Lake and Lake of Egypt.
Lee Mine Hardwood Restoration
The proposal includes: 1)Commercial timber sale to thin 681 acres of pine; 2)Timber-stand improvement on 681 acres of smaller, shade-tolerant species; 3)About 1500 acres of prescribed fire 4)Small wetland creation; 5)Road maintenance
Lusk Creek Canoe Launch
This proposal would develop a canoe launch area on Lusk Creek near the bridge on the Eddyville blacktop.
Ameren Powerline Reconstruction Project
Ameren Power Generating Company needs a new permit to reconstruct seven-miles of an existing permitted electric transmission line system, to include lines, poles, and supporting structures. The line runs from Grand Tower to Makanda.
Camp Thirsty Stables Outfitting and Guiding Permit
We are contemplating issuing a permit near Eddyville, Illinois. Camp Thirsty Stables offers a three bedroom rental home to their customers, they can accommodate about ten overnight customers at one time.
Non-Native Invasive Species Management
Forest-wide assessment of the management of non-native invasive species. Potential treatments include pulling, hand-torching, controlled burns, and herbicides.
We plan to eradicate two invasive species; common reed (Phragmites) and reed canarygrass, while populations are relatively small and the chance for success is high.
Ramsey Branch Hardwood Restoration
The proposed actions encourage resilient forest conditions through silvicultural treatments including commercial thinning that will enhance the diversity of native vegetation on about 53 acres.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.