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

Hint! He is at a National Natural Landmark. Click on the link above to find out where Woodsy was last week.  Be sure to check weekly for a new photo and send in your guess.


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.

Outdoor Quest

Big outdoors for Questing

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


Ramsey Branch Hardwood Restoration

The public is invited to review & comment on this proposed project for a stand thinning of about 53 acres of non-native pine to encourage establishment of native oaks and hickories.

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.

2013 Year of Successes

A newsletter that summarizes Forest highlights from 2013.

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