Birds of a Feather

June is a great time to watch our feathered friends. Many species migrate through the Ozarks from Central America to northern Canada – and many more stay here to nest. But how often do you really LISTEN to them? We can hear far more than we can see. Step outside early in the morning and […]

Are You Ready to Make a Difference for Earth Day?

Ozark Regional Land Trust is pleased to invite you to an upcoming Volunteer Workday at Sarcoxie Cave and Spring in historic Sarcoxie, MO on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Sarcoxie Cave and Spring is one of ORLT’s most unique projects. The main features of the site are a scenic bluff, historic cave, springs, […]

Agricultural Land on a Civil War Battlefield Permanently Conserved!

ORLT is off to a good start in 2018! In mid-January we completed a conservation easement project with landowner James “Pop” Menefee that will permanently conserve 181 acres of pasture, forest corridors, wooded streams, and the site of a historically significant Civil War skirmish.  Pop’s property is located in the Village of Carytown, in Jasper […]

Birds, Succession Planning, and a Year in Review

We had an amazing 2017 thanks to our amazing supporters, volunteers, and staff. Here are some of ORLT’s highlights from 2017:205 acres protected in Florissant, MO to include about ⅔ mile of Missouri River shoreline, adjoining bluffs, forestland and fields protected with the Louis and Anne Desloge Werner Memorial Conservation Easement.Partnering with Lindbergh High School […]

Giving Tuesday Results & Final Opportunities for 2017 End of Year Giving

ORLT supporters joined the national movement on #GivingTuesday, a Day of Philanthropy, by exceeding our match goal and helping to conserve another 358-acres by raising over $12,500! Your support is necessary to protect the Ozarks as a living legacy in Missouri and Arkansas. Thanks to these contributions, landowners keep working their lands, scenic areas are […]

Persimmon Pudding and a Video Competition

This month’s e-newsletter was inspired by Ozark Regional Land Trust’s River Stewardship Program Coordinator, Abigail Lambert, who celebrated her birthday on a hiking trail with her favorite dessert, wild persimmon pudding. ORLT has made the final round of top 10 land trust videos for a video contest organized by the Land Trust Alliance called “Land […]

New ORLT Partnerships

Empowering people to protect the natural resources of the Ozarks forever is the lynchpin of Ozark Regional Land Trust’s work. This can sometimes include assistance with land management. With grant support from various sources and partnering with the Missouri Department of Conservation, ORLT works with farmers and ranchers in high priority areas to manage for […]

Serenity and Adventure on the Water

On an early Sunday morning in August, several ORLT members and staff gathered with kayaks and canoes to catch the peace and serenity of an Ozark stream. The sounds of gentle sloshing water on the creek bank and an occasional splash from dipping paddles could be heard in between the wake-up calls of the chickadees, […]

Summertime is Volunteer Time!

Please join us to help collect valuable native wildflower seeds from Ozark Regional Land Trust’s Woods Prairie Nature Preserve in Lawrence County, Missouri, near Mt. Vernon. Proceeds from the sale of these seeds are used to support protection and management of this spectacular never-plowed prairie.Two evening outings have been scheduled:Wednesday, August 9, 6:00 p.m. to […]

Beekeeping for a Bee-autiful Tomorrow

YOU can make this happen. Renew your Ozark Regional Land Trust Membership TODAY! Many of you have already renewed your membership for 2017. Thank you! If you haven’t had a chance to renew yet, here are 3 easy ways to do so: click the “Donate & Membership” button on the ORLT website, click here, or […]