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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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 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 programs to address the threat of invasive plants in Southern Illinois. It’s focus includes education, early detection, prevention, control, and research. 

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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.


Non-native Invasive Species Removal

Forest Restoration Support Team 

The Forest Restoration Support Team is a community-driven workforce of private landowners and volunteers, working together for healthier Illinois forests. Our educational workshops and volunteer workdays are open to everyone interested in learning more about the identification, ecology and control of non-native invasive species. Membership is not required to participate.

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