Balancing act on the Shawnee. (management of the Shawnee National Forest)(includes related article on snake migration at the Shawnee National Forest's Winters Pond)

From: American Forests | Date: January 1, 1993| Author: | Copyright information

Once-blighted land now largely renewed, this Illinois forest has a new mandate for more sensitive management.

Shawnee National Forest--nearly 270,000 acres of flatland prairie, rolling bluegreen hills, and sandstone bluffs--marks the nubby fingers of southern Illinois like a fat jade ring. The forest is as diverse as the uses included in a new Forest Service management plan that protects endangered species, provides a home for migratory songbirds, and restores the Shawnee's original ecosystem while allowing for some commercial use.

Shawnee's diverse and scenic regions, bounded ...

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