Empowering People to Protect the Ozarks Forever

The Ozark Regional Land Trust is a non-profit conservation land trust operating throughout the Ozark region, which includes portions of Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, and Oklahoma. ORLT's mission is to empower people to protect the natural resources of the Ozarks forever.

This is accomplished through various methods, including conservation easements and nature preserves. Since its founding in 1984, ORLT has protected more than 25,000 acres, including extensive hardwood forests, river frontage, caves, springs, working farmland, and urban greenspace. Please contact us if you would like to get involved with this work.

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Please Join Us for our Member’s Reception and Open House


Please be our guest at the Ozark Regional Land Trust Member's Reception in Springfield Missouri on Saturday, June 27 from 1:00-4:00. The Reception will be held at the Missouri Spirits, 507 W. Walnut.  Meet staff and board members, as well as other ORLT members - and learn about our conservation efforts in Southwest Missouri. It's a casual affair. Stop by when you can and leave when you need to. At 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 there will be a short presentation of the properties we protect in the area.

Support ORLT

ORLT offers several ways to assist in our mission to protect the Ozarks forever. We are a membership organization that you can join. You can volunteer. You can donate cash, stock or property. Click below to donate. Learn more about opportunities to help.