Member Land Trusts
Member Land Trusts
The following is a list of Coalition land trust members and their affiliate agency partners.
MLTC – Regional MembersClick on the organization’s link to take you to a brief description below.
MLTC – Statewide MembersClick on the organization’s link to take you to a brief description below.
Gateway Greening supports urban agriculture in communities and schools throughout the St. Louis region. We support 240+ community, school and youth projects, and urban orchards, believing that by empowering individuals to grow their own food, we connect people to the land and others. Gateway Greening started the Urban Orchard program that supports 40+ urban orchards in the St. Louis area. Gateway Greening is a community of gardeners, farmers, teachers, neighbors, friends, co-workers and volunteers building deeply rooted, resilient urban communities.
Great Rivers Greenway makes the St. Louis region a more vibrant place to live, work and play by connecting the region with greenways. We collaborate with partners and communities to build, care for and bring to life your network of greenways, creating healthy habitats and watersheds along the way.
Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri has been working to conserve the Mid-Missouri landscape since 1993. In 1997, we accepted our first conservation easement, and our first nature preserve was added in 1999. Since then, we have worked with numerous landowners to protect and conserve vital lands throughout Mid-Missouri.
Heartland Conservation Alliance conserves, protects, and restores natural lands and open space within Kansas City, benefiting the community by improving water quality, creating recreational opportunities, protecting life and property, and preserving our natural and cultural heritage. HCA reaches their goals through collaboration, and outreach and education.
The James River Basin Partnership (JRBP) is a grassroots, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization working to improve and protect the water quality of the springs, streams, rivers, and lakes in the James River watershed which consists of almost a million acres of land in portions of eight counties.
The Kansas Land Trust (KLT) preserves lands of ecological, agricultural, scenic, historic, or recreational significance. KLT grew out of a tragedy in 1990 after the Elkins Prairie was plowed to hasten development. In response, KLT conserves special lands including a diverse landscape of woodlands and meadows in Cass County, Missouri.
Founded in 1962, the L-A-D Foundation is a private operating foundation dedicated to exemplary stewardship of Pioneer Forest and other natural and cultural areas and to scientific research, education, public recreation and encouragement for projects and policies that have a positive influence on the Missouri Ozark Region and beyond. We are the largest private landowner in Missouri with nearly 150,000 acres.
LL Foundation (LLF) is a non-profit land trust committed to fostering stewardship, youth education, and conservation. LLF operates an In-Lieu Fee Program in Missouri and southern Illinois. We restore, enhance, and preserve streambanks and wetlands, along with hold conservation easements. In addition, LLF is dedicated to youth outdoor education.
Magnificent Missouri collaborates with Great Rivers Land Trust and Ozark Land Trust to promote interest in conservation easements along the last 100 miles of the Missouri River Valley. We have created a native Missouri prairie planting (the Peers Prairie) and a native tree planting (the Trees of Treloar) on the Katy Trail to welcome and educate trail riders.
Founded in 1965, the Open Space Council works independently and collaboratively to conserve and sustain land, water and other natural resources throughout the St. Louis region.
Formed in 1991, our mission is to build a trail system that connects and enhances our community. We are the driving force behind a planned 140+-mile system of multi-use trails –a dynamic network of connected streams, parks, businesses, and neighborhoods. Trails are recreation, transportation infrastructure, tourism destinations, and quality-of-life necessities. We also currently hold over 1,000 acres of land in trust for conservation, preservation, and recreation.
PLT protects open spaces, agriculture land and natural resources vital to communities with conservation easements or acquisition. Habitat critical to plant and animal species – woods and forests; native grasslands; upland savannahs and woods; river and stream corridors; wetlands; recreation. Lands important to communities –family farms; places of historical importance.
Our mission is to promote the appreciation of birds, nature, natural history, education, and the conservation of habitat. Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City is a Missouri chapter consisting of almost 2,000 members in the Greater Kansas City Area.
Ducks Unlimited (DU) is a 501c3 conservation organization that works across the North American continent to protect and restore critical habitat for waterfowl and wildlife. DU protects land in collaboration with land trust and other public and private partners and sometimes directly through its land holding subsidiary Wetlands America Trust (WAT).
The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) protects and restores prairie—a globally imperiled ecosystem—and other native grassland communities through land acquisition, management, education, and research, and promotes the use of native plants through its Grow Native! program. MPF’s biologically rich prairies are open to the public to enjoy.
Ozark Land Trust works with landowners and partner groups to protect the natural resources and beauty of the Ozarks. We utilize conservation easements, ownership, management, stewardship and conservation practices across a wide variety of landscapes, including forests, watersheds, prairies, open spaces and working lands, in both Missouri and Arkansas.
In 2005, Pheasants Forever extended into the bobwhite range and founded Quail Forever, right here in Missouri. Through staff and chapters, we’ve impacted over 300,000 acres of habitat, benefitting wildlife, people, and the land. Our Forever Land Trust, built on 35 years of experience, was formed to protect wildlife habitat forever.
At The Conservation Fund we protect America’s most critical lands and waters to provide greater access to nature, strengthen local economies and enhance climate resiliency. We believe in conservation that makes economic sense. Since 1985 we’ve protected more than 8.5 million acres nationwide.
The Land Trust Alliance’s mission is to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. As the national leader in policy, standards, education and training, we work passionately to support land trusts so they can save and secure more lands now and for future generations.
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. In Missouri, we’re focused on five conservation priorities – Biodiversity Protection, Building Healthy Cities, Climate Resilience, Nature-Based Solutions, and Sustainable Agriculture – to make Missouri a place where nature and people thrive.
The Missouri Land Trust Coalition is an association of land trusts and their partners — federal, state and local agencies, and nonprofit organizations.