The Boettcher Family Donation
"Our grandparents and parents acquired their land (in Gasconade County) in the early 1900s and always used careful land preservation practices. They wanted to preserve the resources for the future generations and keep the farm intact. Before our mother’s death in 2008, we looked for ways to make this dream come true and found that a conservation easement with the Ozark Regional Land Trust was the answer for us," Lois (pictured left) says. This easement protects 1,550 acres of forest and headwater streams.