Welcome to the Katy Land Trust


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.Bethlehem Valley Vineyards

  • Missouri River Country: Missouri River Country, 100 Miles of Stories and Scenery from MissouriRiverCountry-cover-300x252 Hermann to the Confluence (2013) is a beautiful 192-page coffee table book that features essays by more than 60 Missourians who write about the farms, forests, art, architecture, food, wine, history and agriculture of the river valley.  Learn more here.
  • Land Trusts: We advise private landowners on how their property can be permanently protected for farming, forestry, and recreation uses. Learn how here.
We created this video to illustrate the beauty of the Missouri River Valley. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!

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