The Ozark Regional Land Trust is part of a rapidly expanding land conservation movement throughout the United States that now includes more than 1,700 land trusts. ORLT has dozens of projects protecting more than 28,000 acres of land throughout the Ozark region.
What is a Land Trust?
A land trust is a nonprofit organization that, as all or part of its mission, actively works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in land or conservation easement acquisition, by its stewardship of such land or easements, or by encouraging or assisting with good land use practices.
How to Protect Your Land
A Conservation Easement (C.E.) is an agreement in which a property owner limits development and restricts other activities on their land in order to protect its natural resources (forests, wetlands, streams, scenery, etc.).
Ozark Regional Land Trust: A Land Trust Serving Missouri and Arkansas
Ozark Regional Land Trust is a not for profit organization whose mission is to help landowners preserve and protect the nature, history, and heritage of the Ozarks forever. With Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma land trusts, ORLT has more than 28,000 acres protected from urban development and subdivision. The way this is achieved is through various methods that include conservation easements, nature preserves, and partnerships with conservation organizations.
The Ozark Regional Land Trust is part of a rapidly expanding land conservation movement throughout the United States that now includes more than 1,700 land trusts. ORLT has been instrumental in protecting many natural and geological features such as waterfalls, caves, springs, bluffs, forests, prairies, glades, rivers, and wetlands. ORLT also preserves urban green space, agricultural lands, historic places, and sensitive ecological sites.
ORLT is a non-profit conservation land trust with tax-exempt status pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to ORLT are tax deductible. ORLT was founded in 1984 and is operated by a volunteer board of directors that oversees the activities of the organization and directs its staff.
Recent News & Events
- Sarcoxie Update – August Newsletter August 25, 2016
- Conservation Easement Protects Indiana Bats! – July Newsletter July 29, 2016
- ORLT Celebrates 30 Years of Saving Land – June Newsletter June 29, 2016