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.
Indian Kitchen Lodge Outfitter/Guide Special-Use Permit
This project would authorize the issuance of an outfitter/guide special-use permit (SUP) to the proprietors of Indian Kitchen Lodge (IKL), near Eddyville, Illinois. They would be allowed a maximum of up to ten riders per day.
JP Road Use Permit
Access to private lands using an existing non-system road that crosses forest lands.
M.M. Road Permit
The proposal is to renew an existing special-use permit , which allows use of a 2,000 foot by 20 foot or 0.91 acre, right-of-way across Forest land to access private property.
The Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival
The proposal is to allow the holder to host the Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival Event, a weekend of non-competitive mountain bike riding that would occur on October 24th-26th, 2014.
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.
Hamburg Hill Trail of Tears Enhancements
This project will provide Trailhead improvements and historic and environmental restoration for a trailhead at the top of Hamburg Hill on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.
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. The appeals information below is from old appeals on older documents. It does not really apply to the current project documents. We leave it visible to the public for consistency.
Oakwood Moist Soil Phase 2 and 3
This project would create about 40 small forest openings over the next five years within the Oakwood Bottoms Greentree Reservoir. Moist soil wetland vegetation would be encouraged.
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.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.