9-Day Trail Ride Recreation Event
The 9-Day Trail Ride was under a special-use permit for the past five years, it is the largest recreation event on the Forest, and has been permitted for many years.
Dennison Hollow Burn Expansion
The Dennison Hollow Burn Expansion would add 130 acres of private land to the burn and eliminate the need for 1.5 miles of fire line.
TK Ranch Campground
TK Ranch has requested a permit to operate a commercial equestrian facility with 48 campsites to provide camping for customers that would use Shawnee National Forest designated trails.
Westside Openlands Burn Expansion
Burn areas cover in existing NEPA will expanded to make more efficient use of existing fire breaks, such as creeks, lakes, roads, trails, and right-of-way corridors. This will make burning more efficient.
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.
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.
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
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.
Hutchins Creek Watershed Improvement
About 3500 feet of eroding streambank will be repaired using stone-toe protection and wing-walls. Rock will be placed to protect the eroding bank.
Jerrels Small Tracts Act Conveyance
Conveyance of .24 acre of federal land in part of Section 12, Township 11 South, Range 8 East, 3rd Principal Meridian, Hardin County, Illinois pursuant to the authority of the Small Tracts Act, P.L. 97-465.
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.
AK Road Special-Use
On March 28, 2012, the Forest Service received an application for a right-of-way special-use permit across 20 feet of Shawnee National Forest land.
Holy Boulders Special-Use Permit
This is a proposal for a new special-use permit, to the Access Fund, authorizing a right-of-way to develop a parking area/trailhead off of Macedonia Road and convert an old roadbed into a hiking-only trail for access to private property.
JP Road Use Permit
Access to private lands using an existing non-system road that crosses forest lands.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.