Nancy C. Ralston Forest Preserve

The Nancy C. Ralston Forest Preserve protects mature upland forest dominated by oaks on tall hills and steep valleys in the watershed of Beanblossom Creek. The preserve provides habitat for the state-endangered cerulean warbler and state special concern species including hooded warbler and eastern box turtle. This gift was the first land donation to Sycamore of over 100 acres.

  • County: Monroe
  • Acres: 104
  • Donated by: Nancy Ralston
  • Year acquired: 2002