Welcome to the Shawnee National Forest


 Panther Den Wilderness


The Forest is Open - Plan Your Next Visit

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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.

Job Opportunities

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Postings of current job openings and upcoming job announcements.  Learn about the variety of jobs with the Forest Service and how to start your career with us.


Native American Heritage in Southern Illinois

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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.<...