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 […]

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 […]