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 […]

Watch ORLT Live and Give for a 2:1 Match on May 9th!

  Ozark Regional Land Trust is excited and thrilled to be coming to you live via Facebook Live on #Give Ozarks Day! You can tune in on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. Join this event to receive updates by clicking here.We will be broadcasting live throughout the day beginning at 12:00 am (midnight) early on Tuesday […]

Don & Judy Ninestone 2017

Connecting with Spring and ORLT

May 9th is #GiveOzarks, the 24-hour online giving day sponsored by the Community Foundation for the Ozarks (CFO). And this year, CFO will match dollar for dollar any contribution made that day to ORLT – up to $5,000.All the action starts at 12:01 AM on Tuesday, May 9th at ORLT volunteers and staff will […]

A beautiful Ozark gorge

Connecting with the Land and Leaving a Legacy

When Margaret Newton connects to the land it is through her mother’s legacy. Her mother, Ella Alford, used to say,“Just remember – you can’t grow any more land.”  Growing up, Margaret knew the joy of being out in the Missouri Ozarks – spending time at a cabin on what came to be known as Alford […]

2017 – A Year to Connect!

People, land, resources, wildlife . . . these are all areas in which we can connect, and this year we are going to highlight each of these areas as we work together to make this the best year yet for protecting the Ozarks and our natural resources! People make land worth protecting. It is the […]

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Holiday Recipes, Family Traditions & Fun Events from ORLT

Giving Tuesday Update – Thank You!A huge thank you to the many supporters who contributed on-line on Giving Tuesday, November 29th to our Grow for the Future Campaign!  We raised $1100.00 on that day alone!  This campaign continues until Dec. 31st. You can contribute either online at or mail in a check to ORLT […]

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Your Vote Will Help ORLT Win $10,000!

Serenity: the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled… In the woods of the Ozarks, what some might call a “deep holler,” you can truly escape and find serenity among the sights, sounds, and creatures of nature. Where worries become memory and now is all that matters. Land is My Serenity…The Land Trust Alliance has […]

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New Faces Will Guide and Lead ORLT Into the Future!

Four new board members began work upon their confirmation at June’s ORLT Board Meeting. Traycee Verdun—Chapman, David Taylor, Ann Korschgen, and John Yarbrough bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion for conservation to ORLT. We’ll highlight each new member in upcoming newsletters. You will find Ann’s brief biography below. American Heritage textbooks, yellowing with […]