The Shawnee National Forest is located in the southern part of Illinois.
Where is this Forest?


New on the Shawnee National Forest Web Page

"Where's Woodsy?" 

 Wheres Woodsy

Click on the link above to find out where Woodsy was last week. 

Recent News


Shawnee NF Lauches New Mobile Tour

Sample of Mobile Tour Sign

Access interesting and fun facts about Shawnee National Forest sites using the New Mobile Tour.

Central Hardwoods Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis

Central Hardwoods geographical study area

Now available on line, the Central Hardwoods Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis recently published by the U.S. Forest Service- Northern Research Station assesses the vulnerability of the region’s forest ecosystems and its ability to adapt to a changing climate.


Invasive Species Management

NNIS garlic mustard

Information about the Forest's Invasive Species Management. 

Minerals & Oil & Gas

Minerals, oil & gas

Information on minerals and oil and gas ownership on the Forest.


Prescribed Burning Program & Maps

Rx Burn in Hardwoods

Get the latest information on our Prescribed Burn Program.

Outdoor Quest Programs

Big Outdoors

Do you quest for new exciting information, then try our new self-guided Outdoor Quest Program!

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