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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Here's a printable copy of our storybook Preserve the Ozarks Forever that tells the story of how ORLT helps to preserve the Ozarks.

This beautiful, full-color document includes information about ORLT, our partnerships and land projects -- with loads of great photographs. Print a few copies and share with friends! Click here to download now.

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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.