DONIPHAN, MO –A Ripley County, Missouri company will begin improvements at Mark Twain National Forest’s temporarily closed Whitten Access beginning Monday, August 20, 2012.
C&M Construction, Ripley County, Missouri was awarded a contract for $103,000 to make improvements to the access located on the Eleven Point Wild and Scenic River in Oregon County, east of [...]
ROLLA, Missouri – As of 3 pm Monday, July 30, 2012, Mark Twain National Forest firefighters are working to suppress a wildfire, named the Potato Cave fire, in Ozark County, about 9 miles southeast of Dora, Missouri.
The wildfire cause is under investigation, but it appears likely that it was started by a lightning strike.
By Jo Schaper
(For more information, see page 3 of the print edition, August River Hills Traveler.)
With persistent temperatures in the low 100s and rain spotty, if at all, this Missouri summer more resembles West Texas or eastern New Mexico weather, a climate most familiar to Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources Arthur [...]
(Nature Conservancy news release.)
Van Buren, Missouri – February 29, 2012 – A Missouri project that supports jobs, water resources, and wildlife has received a welcome shot in the arm.
The U.S. Forest Service announced that the Pine-Oak Woodlands Collaborative Landscape Restoration Project will be receiving a $617,000 investment from the federal Collaborative Forest [...]
(Starting in January!)
ROLLA, Mo. – Mark Twain National Forest will offer three days of free day use and two free nights of camping at year-round recreation areas the second weekend in January in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend.
Free camping is being offered in unreserved campsites both Saturday and Sunday nights, [...]
SALEM, Mo. — Arsonists are suspected of setting several November 1, 2011 Mark Twain National Forest Salem District fires.
According to Thom Haines, Mark Twain National Forest Salem District ranger, a total of more than 5,000 acres were burned November 1, 2011.
“If anyone knows who set these fires, please let us know,” Haines said. Contact Mark [...]
ark Twain National Forest law enforcement investigators are looking into the August 17, 2011 discovery of loss of water at Noblett Lake, located south of Willow Springs, Missouri.
Mark Twain National Forest Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs District Ranger Jenny Farenbaugh said the lake flow gate will remain open so fish can survive and move down stream to [...]
Watercress Park, operated by Mark Twain National Forest, along the Current River near Van Buren, reopened August 5th. Reopening was schedule for earlier this summer, but work was delayed for a while due to the floods this spring, where the Current reached up to 25 feet deep.
Officials on the Poplar Bluff Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service are calling for public comment on two proposed projects, one to enhance habitat for the Indiana bat near Greenville, and one to salvage black and scarlet oak trees on a 246 acre tract in western Wayne County.
The Brown’s Hollow Project is intended [...]
UPDATED January 28, 2011: Deadline extended to MARCH 1, 2011. – Jo
The USDA Forest Service, Eastern Region (Region-9), is accepting applications for its Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP).
These programs are designed to employ college students who would like to explore careers with the Forest Service or who are [...]