Project Description

The Palisades Preserve

The Palisades property is 430 acres of oak/hickory forest between Grafton and Chautauqua, Illinois.  GRLT facilitated the dedication of the property as an Illinois Nature Preserve.  Acquired with the technical assistance of The Conservation Fund, GRLT passed the title to the Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation.  Another partner, the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center co-manages the property based on a plan mutually developed with GRLT.  The scenic and ecological significance of the property will be maintained for perpetuity while providing for research and education opportunities for years to come.