MTNF readying recreation area for the Potosi-Fredericktown district

Forest Service recreation managers have been working hard to get all the recreation areas cleaned up and ready for use on the Potosi/Fredericktown Ranger District.  Silver Mines, Marble Creek, Hazel Creek, Berryman, Brazil Creek, and Wild Boar Ridge Campground at Council Bluff are open for business. Picnic tables awaiting to be installed at new camping…

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Climate adaptation on Mark Twain National Forest

ROLLA — Mark Twain National Forest will continue its climate adaptation and forest restoration processes, with potential boosts from a new national plan.   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a strategy for how the Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will address a reforestation backlog of 4,000,000 acres on national forests and plant…

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Visitors to Mark Twain National Forest have a lot to celebrate!

August fourth marked the second anniversary of the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). In that time, the USDA Forest Service has selected more than 880 Legacy Restoration Fund projects across the nation aimed at reducing deferred maintenance, strengthening rural infrastructure, and enhancing access to public lands. Mark Twain National Forest has received…

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Bullsnake

Bull snake on burned prairieApril, 2000 One of the longest and heaviest snakes in Missouri is the bullsnake. Bullsnakes can average four to six feet long but may grow upwards to seven, maybe even eight, feet in the right environment. Bullsnakes are tan, yellow, or cream-colored with numerous, large, brown, or black blotches. These markings along…

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