Threats to Conservation

Hundreds of residents, environmentalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and concerned citizens are opposing proposed developments near St. Louis. In late 2017 a housing development was proposed for the bluffs above the Katy Trail in St. Charles County.  If the developer get its way, this forested, rugged Ozark terrain will host over 300 single-family homes and more than […]

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?

Earth Day Cleanup in Sarcoxie, MOOzark 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 […]

Agricultural Land on a Civil War Battlefield Permanently Conserved!

Pop Menefee 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, […]

Birds, Succession Planning, and a Year in Review

Year in ReviewWe 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 […]

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

Thank You! You helped raise over $12,500 for ORLT on #GivingTuesday!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 […]

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. Vote for Our Video and ORLT can Win $10,000! ORLT has made the final round of top 10 land trust videos for a video […]

New ORLT Partnerships

ORLT Partners with Landowners and Conservation Agencies in the FieldInstallation of Geoweb around the watertank pad. Special fabric and Geoweb (three-dimensional cellular confinement system) hold rock in place around the water pad so that it can withstand regular use by cattle and does not get muddy. Empowering people to protect the natural resources of the […]

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 […]