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Eastern Shawnee

Eastern Shawnee

 

Protected lands - Shawnee National Forest

Priority resources - high-quality streams, glades, barrens, large oak-hickory forest tracts, Neotropical migratory birds

Objectives - restoration and management of a forest >50,000 acres; proactively manage natural communities

Priority actions - use prescribed fire to manage fire climax communities of glades, barrens, and upland forests; land acquisition of available target parcels of high quality community types; reforestation to create larger patches

Partners - U.S. Forest Service, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Nature Preserves Commission

Research, monitoring & evaluation - research and management can be conducted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and the Illinois Natural History Survey