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Invasive Species Control

River to River CWMA

The River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) is a partnership between federal & state agencies, organizations, and universities aimed at coordinating efforts and programs to address the threat of invasive plants in Southern Illinois. It’s focus includes education, early deduction, prevention, control and research.

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Prescribed Burning

S.I. Prescribed Burn Association

The Southern Illinois Prescribed Burn Association is a multi-county partnership of private landowners and area conservationists working together to restore and maintain landscapes using controlled fire application. Prescribed burning is a key land management tool used to maintain native prairie, oak-hickory forest, old fields, and barrens.

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Forest Restoration

Let the Sun Shine In

Let the Sun Shine In! (LSSI) is an innovative conservation program aimed at maintaining and restoring oak-dominated forest communities. To help save the forest ecosystem of Southern Illinois, the LSSI program works directly with land owners to promote forest management techniques that allow more sunlight into the forests to improve plant life & native habitats.

Up-Coming Initiatives

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...

New Illinois Laws Ban Planting of Invasive Species

A number of new laws recently went into affect in Illinois, with the turning of the year.  The Exotic Weed Act (SB 681/PA 99-0081) adds more than 17 plant types to Illinois Exotic Weed Act, which includes bush honeysuckle, autumn olive, salt cedar, poison hemlock,...

Shawnee Resource Conservation and Development, Inc
941 State Highway 146W
Golconda, IL  62938-4212
Phone: 618.944.1736
Email: info@shawneercd.org