Welcome to the Katy Land Trust

“Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri”

“Growing Up with the River” takes a brief look at each of the nine generations that have grown up in nine different communities since Lewis and Clark plied the river for their epic Voyage of Discovery. Read on to learn more about history and conservation along the Missouri River!

Written by Dan & Connie Burkhardt, Illustrations by Bryan Haynes

Purchase the book online online here or at these retail locations.


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.

  • Trek Travel: Magnificent Missouri and the Katy Land Trust have partnered with one of the world’s leading active travel organizations, Trek Travel, for a spectacular trip this fall. The luxury bike tour through Missouri Wine Country will travel down our Katy Trail. Learn more here.
  • Peers Store: The newly-renovated icon_mailinglist_klt-ip2Peers Store is now OPEN for the season and will be open every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 pm with music on the porch! 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.
  • 2016 Highlights: Read about our
    accomplishments from the past year.