Welcome to the Shawnee National Forest


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The Forest is Open - Plan Your Next Visit

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Recent News


Sharp Rock Oak Habitat Project

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Check out this StoryMap - A brief and informative way to learn about the Sharp Rock Oak Habitat ecological restoration project, its goals, and proposed actions.

National Native American Heritage Month

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Learn about the native peoples who utilized southern Illinois.


Keeping a Keystone Species Alive in the Shawnee National Forest

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IL. Forestry Assoc. newsletter (see p.13) explains how management efforts in Bean Ridge combat the decline of oak trees & results in improving forest health.<...