Shawnee National Forest conducting road study - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Shawnee National Forest conducting road study

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The U.S. Forest Service is in the process of studying the road system on the Shawnee National Forest. 

A set of draft maps based on the initial risk/benefit analysis is available for public review and comment online at the Forest's website and at the three Shawnee National Forest Offices, located in Harrisburg, Vienna, and Jonesboro, IL. 

The road study is not intended to result in a decision to keep or to eliminate any roads on the Forest. It will produce a body of information which will help to identify the significance of each road under the jurisdiction of the Shawnee National Forest. 

In order to meet with members of the public and gain feedback, agency personnel will be available for open office hours at the Shawnee National Forest Headquarters in Harrisburg, IL. on the following dates:

Monday, April 27, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 28, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 19, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 20, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, May 22, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Individuals are encouraged to contact the Forest at 618-253-7114 to schedule an appointment or meeting.

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