Kathleen Scanlan Conservation Area


Type: Natural Area

Owned by: HeartLands Conservancy

Hours: By appointment / guided tour only.

Location and Directions: Located along the Kaskaskia River in Washington County near New Memphis Station.

Facilities: There are no facilities or parking areas available at this location.

Regulations: This site is available for private tours only at this time.

HeartLands Conservancy reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of our properties implies consent.


The Kathleen Scanlan Conservation Area and Schuetz Addition is part of the state’s largest contiguous bottomland hardwood forest. The preserve is intended to conserve the forest for wildlife habitat and future public access to the Kaskaskia River. Access to the site is currently limited due to lack of public facilities. HeartLands Conservancy is currently exploring public access options and strategies.