Land & Resources Management

This section includes forest planning, current projects, information about resource management, and available geospatial data.

Here is how we organized our information.

Planning: Generally it is planning at a broad scale, either at the Regional, Forest, or Landscape (Watershed) level. Assessments identify existing condition, risks, opportunities, and desired future condition. The end product does not require a NEPA decision, but is information that feeds into Project analysis. The Mark Twain Forest Plan establishes the primary management direction for the entire forest, providing a framework for what we do and where we do it. All other plans tier to the Forest Plan.

Projects: Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involve analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and result in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which subject to an administrative appeals process, and ultimately is implemented on the ground.

Resources Management: In this 3-phase process, this section includes information about actions resulting from the forest’s plans and projects. An example might be the restoration of a stream or a prescribed burn for wildlife purposes. Examples of topics in this section are: fish, and watershed.


Forest's Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project 2012-2022

Image of restoration completed, shortleaf pine woods with mature trees in a wide range of sizes.

Mark Twain National Forest’s Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project (CFLRP) includes restoring more than 100,000 acres of shortleaf pine-oak woodlands in Eleven Point and Poplar Bluff ranger districts from 2012-2022.


Working together to eliminate feral hogs

A sounder of hogs rooting and wallowing in a field, causing a muddy mess

Feral hogs are an invasive and destructive animal.  Multiple agencies and landowners are working together to eliminate them from Missouri.

Vegetation Management with Prescriptive Goat Grazing

Species of invasives managed for: Sericea Lespedeza is the primary invasive, as well as patches of Johnsongrass, multiflora rose , beefsteak, and some non-native thistles.