About Ozark Land Trust
The Ozark Land Trust is part of a rapidly expanding land conservation movement throughout the United States that now includes more than 1,700 land trusts. OLT has dozens of projects protecting more than 28,000 acres of land throughout the Ozark region.
What is a Land Trust?
A land trust is a nonprofit organization that, as all or part of its mission, actively works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in land or conservation easement acquisition, by its stewardship of such land or easements, or by encouraging or assisting with good land use practices.
How to Protect Your Land
A Conservation Easement (C.E.) is an agreement in which a property owner limits development and restricts other activities on their land in order to protect its natural resources (forests, wetlands, streams, scenery, etc.).
Ozark Land Trust: A Land Trust Serving Missouri and Arkansas
Ozark Land Trust is a not for profit organization whose mission is to help landowners preserve and protect the nature, history, and heritage of the Ozarks forever. With Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma land trusts, OLT has more than 28,000 acres protected from urban development and subdivision. The way this is achieved is through various methods that include conservation easements, nature preserves, and partnerships with conservation organizations.
Land Trusts in Missouri & Arkansas
The Ozark Land Trust is part of a rapidly expanding land conservation movement throughout the United States that now includes more than 1,700 land trusts. OLT has been instrumental in protecting many natural and geological features such as waterfalls, caves, springs, bluffs, forests, prairies, glades, rivers, and wetlands. OLT also preserves urban green space, agricultural lands, historic places, and sensitive ecological sites.
A Non-Profit Organization
Ozark Land Trust is a non-profit conservation land trust with tax-exempt status pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to OLT are tax deductible. OLT was founded in 1984 and is operated by a volunteer board of directors that oversees the activities of the organization and directs its staff.
Recent News & Events
- Ozark Land Trust Annual Meeting Week: Auction, Premiere Video and Online Members Meeting! August 28, 2020
- Ozark Land Trust, Blue Source, Alford Forest Complete 3,200 Acre Carbon Offset Transaction with California Air Resources Board June 23, 2020
- Ozark Land Trust Receives $100,000 Grant from Trulaske Foundation for Huzzah Creek Restoration April 8, 2020
- WANTED: OZARK NATURE & WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHERS February 21, 2020
- Podcast with Board Member Joe Engeln July 29, 2019