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“The challenge goes on. There are other lands and rivers, other wilderness areas, to save and to share with all. I challenge you to step forward to protect and care for the wild places you love best.”

– Dr. Neil Compton

Our principal purpose is the preservation of wild and scenic rivers, wilderness, and unique natural areas.

Conservation  –  Education  –  Recreation

Public Hearing on C&H Farms-Monday April 20

Time Posted on Mar 27 | author Posted by Carmen

Location: Jasper AR School Cafetorium, 600 School Street (Enter school building at the clock tower.) Time: 6:00 PM – 8PM This is to give notice that the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Water Division is providing a Public Comment period and holding a Public Hearing for the proposed draft modification of coverage for the applicant listed below […]
Bobby Olan Stout

Time Posted on Mar 23 | author Posted by Carmen

Bobby Stout, our long-time river companion and fellow-paddler, died Friday, March 20. Bobby loved being on the water and especially on the Buffalo. He was a happy camper on many of our annual Buffalo River trips. He was a great storyteller and excellent chef.  He will be greatly missed. His memorial service will be Saturday, March […]
Buffalo River Trail Work to Resume in March

Time Posted on Feb 25 | author Posted by Carmen

A message from Ken Smith: In spite of uncertainties as this is written in early January, volunteers are to resume work on the Buffalo River Hiking Trail the middle of March. Presently volunteers cannot work within the 5.5-mile middle section of the trail. In that section a tract of private land sits astride the trail […]
The Highlands Chapter will host the Ozark Society’s Spring Outing by inviting all Ozark Society members, hikers, floaters, and lovers of the Buffalo River to the chapter’s 6th Annual Buffalo River Classic on Saturday, March 21, 2015.  You should pre-register for each event by March 18 – see link below for information. There will be three […]
Pig Farm Threatens Buffalo River – New Article

Time Posted on Feb 25 | author Posted by Carmen

Don’t miss reading this excellent article, written with clarity and with the integrity that authors Ed Bethune and Vic Snyder bring to their continuing public service. The article captures all the complex issues swirling around factory hog farms, locally and nationally. We thank them for joining the battle  to protect the river from the hog […]
Special notice should be given to Bayou Chapter members Adam and Lisa Willard. On March 28th the Louisiana Wildlife Federation will honor them with the Annual Governors Achievement  Award for Volunteer work.  An excerpt from the notice follows. Dear Mr. & Mrs. Willard,  I am pleased to inform you that you have been named Volunteer […]

Legal Fund Donations

In order to protect the Buffalo River from a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation now operating in the river’s watershed, we are requesting donations for our legal fund for our lawsuit against the FSA and SBA, and for our efforts to ban additional factory hog farms in the Buffalo River watershed.   Click here to see detailed information about our concerns.  You can click the button above to donate online.

If you would rather send a check, please mail it to: The Ozark Society, c/o Bob Ritchie, Treasurer, 707 Pleasant Valley Drive #10, Little Rock, AR 72227.’ Write “Legal Fund’ in the memo line.

The Ozark Society is exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code. Contributions to the Ozark Society are deductible under section 170 of the code.