Support Friends

of the


National Forest

Friends of the Shawnee National Forest is a non-profit organization that supports the Shawnee National Forest.

I’ve been a board member of the organization for a few years. I maintain their website, and I also serve on the volunteer committee. I’m proud to be a part of this organization because it supports the Shawnee National Forest, which I love dearly. As you know, I’m in Shawnee every week, usually two or three times a week.

Support Friends of the Shawnee National Forest

I invite you to join Friends of the Shawnee National Forest if you have not become a member already.

Aside from membership, you can also buy official Shawnee National Forest merchandise on their online store or the Ranger Stations for the Shawnee.

The good news is that all the money gets put back into the Shawnee National Forest.

Public lands depend on organizations like Friends of the Shawnee National Forest and others to get assistance in maintenance and programs.

The Friends have helped lead many fishing derbies, trash cleanup days, invasive plant species removal, herbicide treatment, and train maintenance.

Consider becoming a Friend today and help support Friends of the Shawnee National Forest.

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Shawn Gossman

Founder, Hiking with Shawn

Howdy folks! My name is Shawn Gossman and I founded Hiking with Shawn. I’m an avid hiker, cyclist and outdoorsman here in the Shawnee National Forest. I was born and raised in Southern Illinois and never want to leave. Click here to learn more about Shawn Gossman

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