Partnering for a Sustainable Future

Coming together as a region to envision, plan and accomplish innovative programs for National Defense, our communities and our citizens

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Welcome to Sustainable Ozarks and the Fort Leonard Wood Region of Missouri 

Sustainable Ozarks is a partnership of counties and communities, businesses and schools, and other organizations that surround and support Fort  Leonard Wood and its many missions, Service Members and families. 
We hope you find this site valuable as you work with others in the Region to
  • Envision a better living, working and business future and a strong, enduring Fort Leonard Wood
  • Plan programs and projects that address common challenges and pursue unique opportunities across the region
  • Implement sustainable programs and projects that are cost and operationally effective today and for the long term.

A printable overview of Sustainable Ozarks is available here.

    Our Vision

    Regional communities, governments and organizations, Fort Leonard Wood, and state and federal enablers working together as stakeholders to make the region an ever better place to live, work and play, while enabling FLW sustainability and growth.


    Sustainability has many definitions.  The one we have adopted is: acting in a manner that improves quality of life by balancing economic vitality, a healthy vibrant community, and mindful stewardship of natural resources and the environment for current and future generations.
    Check out the "Sustainability" tab to see how sustainability is making a difference in communities and regions across our nation.  

    Strategic Planning

    The Fort Leonard Wood Integrated Strategic Sustainability Plan (ISSP), which is the genesis for Sustainable Ozarks, can be downloaded here.

    The Sustainable Ozarks Partnership Strategic Plan can be downloaded here.   

    Our Sponsors

    Please visit our Sponsors' Page.  We are proud to have such generous organizations supporting the region, Fort Leonard Wood and us.


    We invite individuals, companies and other organizations to donate to SOP.  To encourage donations, the State Of Missouri has authorized SOP to issue Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) 50% tax credits.  Please visit our Donations Page (here) for details. 

    The Fort Leonard Wood Region

    A wonderful place to live, work and play

    Check out the "FLW Region Overview" tab to get a better appreciation for all the region has to offer.  Links are provided to the major cities and institutions that call the region home.

    Sustainable Ozarks Partnership

    An evolving construct

    Check out the "About Us" tab to get a better idea of why the partnership exists, what it is, and what it can become.

    You are an important part of this initiative

    Great opportunity to make a difference

    We need your participation to make this initiative a success.  Use the "Contact Us" tab to send us your comments and, hopefully, to let us know that you're ready to volunteer.

    SOP Events

    The Fort Leonard Wood Region of Missouri

    Four counties make up the core of the region

    SOP News

    Local Fort Leonard Wood school receives $300,000 STEM-focused grant

    22 Jul

    Waynesville School District expands science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) offerings

    “Food Entrepreneurship: A New Way of Thinking about Local Food and Jobs.”

    18 Apr

    Workshop complements SOP's Secure Foodshed effort

    Fort Leonard Wood hospital ranks 1st for outpatient, 3rd for inpatient care

    04 Feb

    FLW hospital ranks high in recent Army hospital study

    Group wants area residents to understand fort's impact

    04 Feb

    Sustainable Ozarks Partnership public meeting in Phelps County, January 28

    Military Awareness Day at Jefferson City

    24 Jan

    Treasurer Zweifel explains need for 'Military Partnership'

    24 Jan

    Sustainable Ozarks Partnership
    197 Replacement Avenue
    Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
    ph: 573-329-8502

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