New Technology & Upcoming Event

The SRCD is transitioning to an online volunteer reporting system for FRST and SIPBA. This will allow volunteers to report their service hours or submit donations online. It will also allow the project coordinators to easily reach members and the public about upcoming...

Job Posting – Fire Tech

The Shawnee RC&D is now hiring for a 2-year term Fire Management Technician position. Interested candidates should contact project coordinator Mike Baltz at (mebaltz@gmail.com).. Applications close October 29th, 2021. The Shawnee Resource Conservation and...

Outdoor Classroom

Century School Outdoor Classroom opens – teaching conservation and forest management to High School Students Shawnee RC&D is proud to be a supporting organization for the Century School Outdoor Classroom. From it’s initial founding, the RC&D has...

On the Trail: For the forest, fire can be a healing medicine

Right now, if you drive through Giant City State Park near the Stonefort Trailhead, you’ll notice that there has been a fire — a 200-acre fire to be exact. But far from being an accident, that fire was “prescribed” like a healing medicine for...

Shawnee RC&D Receives $400k for Oak Ecosystem Restoration

The Shawnee RC&D has received final approval on the funding of a multi-year project, “Cross Boundary Oak Ecosystem Restoration in Southern Illinois”, from the USDA Forest Service.This projects builds upon the success of the Let the Sun Shine in project...

2020 Annual Meeting Postponed

In response to the Covid-19 Stay at Home Order, The 2020 Shawnee RC&D Annual Meeting has been postponed. At this time the Council is weighing options to move our meeting to an online or by-phone option which will allow members to vote on new officers. Project...