Welcome to the Katy Land Trust

Bethlehem Valley Vineyards

As the powerful Missouri River wound its way from Montana to its confluence with the Mississippi, it created a spectacular and fertile valley west of St. Louis.  The Katy Trail provides a way to see the Missouri River valley – with its limestone bluffs, sweeping river bottom farms, woodlands and historic railroad towns — from a perspective like no other.

The Katy Land Trust strives to make all Missourians more aware of the need to conserve these remarkable vistas. Missouri’s water, agricultural resources and natural scenic beauty are some of the state’s greatest assets.  We believe that if we truly understand the value of these assets, we will be motivated to conserve them for future generations of Missourians.

Here’s the latest on the Katy Land Trust:

  • Proposed development on the Katy Trail: Learn more about the proposed development and the December 20th zoning hearing in St. Charles.
  • The growingupwiththeriver-crpBook: Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri takes a brief look at each of the nine generations that have grown up in nine different communities since Lewis and Clark traveled the river for their epic Voyage of Discovery. Read on to learn more about the book.
  • St. Louis Climate Summit Special Edition: Order a special edition of Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations
    on the Missouri
    that we are publishing in
    honor of the St. Louis Climate Summit.
  • Bryan Haynes Gallery: Katy Land Trust
    works closely with one of Missouri’s great
    artists, Bryan Haynes, illustrator KLT-mailing-list-signup-button-12.8.17-png2of our book, Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations Along the Missouri. Visit his new studio and gallery in historic downtown Washington.
  • Peers Store: The Peers Store is now closed for the season and will re-open in April, 2018 with art, music, gifts, snacks and stories about conservation in Missouri. Learn about the historic Peers Store here.
  • Land Trusts: We advise private landowners on how their property can be permanently
    protected for farming, forestry, and recreation
    uses. Learn how here.