Big Muddy River Bottoms Habitat Improvement II
The project would authorize herbicide application to prevent the re-sprouting of woody vegetation after timber stand improvement. It also proposes to increase the area of bottomland to be treated by 6500 acres and adds 330 acres of 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.
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.
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.
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.
The proposal is to issue a special-use permit to allow for installation, maintenance, and operation of a 1,300 foot by 2 foot or .06 acre right-of-way across Forest land for an underground water transmission pipeline.
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.
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.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.