Ozark Land Trust Annual Meeting Week: Auction, Premiere Video and Online Members Meeting!

Annual Meeting Week 2020 JUST ADDED: ANOTHER BOARD NOMINATION: Ozark Land Trust is having a variety of events during the week of September 7-12: Our first ever Online Auction is running from Sept 7-12 but you can register now at https://secure.qgiv.com/event/oltauction/register/ Then download the Givi app on your iPhone or Android and you’ll be all […]

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Ozark Land Trust Receives $100,000 Grant from Trulaske Foundation for Huzzah Creek Restoration

Ozark Land Trust (www.ozarklandtrust.org), a Missouri nonprofit organization, has received a generous $100,000 grant from the Robert J. Trulaske, Jr. Family Foundation for streambank restoration along Huzzah Creek, a major tributary of the Meramec River. The Huzzah Creek watershed, with its crystal clear spring-fed streams, rich plant and animal life is one of the most […]



The snow is melting, our land is thawing, and the animals are waking up from their winter slumber. So let’s shake off the snowflakes and get back to enjoying this precious land! During the month of March, Ozark Land Trust will be sharing photos from local nature and wildlife photographers. These photo submissions will be […]

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ORLT Advocates for Ozark Land in Washington DC!

In early April, ORLT Executive Director Peggy Horner headed to Washington D.C. for 2.5 days with 35 other land trusts to meet with our Congressmen to discuss important legislation regarding land conservation. Since the ORLT mission covers all the Ozarks, she met with members from both Missouri and Arkansas.   “I tried to meet with […]

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Discover Prairie Wildflowers!

Don Kurz, a member of ORLT, recently published his 10th nature book, “Prairie Wildflowers.”  This field guide covers the wildflowers of the tallgrass prairies of the 15 Midwestern states that are within this unique ecoregion. Don is a retired ecologist from the Missouri Department of Conservation and an avid photographer. He has spent more than […]

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Announcing Our Accreditation!

We are proud to announce that we’ve officially received our accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission! The accreditation is designated by the placement of this seal on our website and materials. According to the commission, “The accreditation seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation. It is awarded to land trusts meeting the […]

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Speak For The River

Every winter our family and friends visit gravel bars in Missouri. This is one of our favorite traditions. Our twelve-year-old heads for the water, no matter what the temperature, in search of sculpins and crayfish. (We believe he was a polar bear in a former life). He picks up, or attempts to pick up, every […]

Happy Holiday Season & New Year from ORLT!

As the year winds down we are celebrating a productive year and reflecting on our most recent projects. In 2018, we added 3 conservation easements that permanently protect over 1400 acres.. The 181 acre Menefee conservation easement near Carthage, MO protects a grass fed beef operation and Civil War battlefield; the Robbins conservation easement near […]