Protected Lands

OLT has a long track-record of successful land conservation in the Ozarks. In recent years, the bulk of this activity has been in the area of conservation easements on large farms and forests. These lands remain in private ownership, but their conservation values and scenic qualities are now protected in perpetuity.

OLT also owns more than 4,300 acres of nature preserves and sustainably managed forests. Most of these lands are open for exploration upon request.

Protection Statistics

Project Type Number of Projects Acres
Conservation Easements 57 17,123
Preserves 30 4,355
Community Land Trusts, Other 6 1,322
Total 93 22,800

One Comment

  1. I have enjoyed and marveled at land trust lands in southern Ohio. Does your Ozark trust maintain any hiking trails? We are having a family reunion in Branson, and a few of us would love the opportunity to experience a hike out in a nice, uncrowded natural area. Thanks much.

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