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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

Water Plan Hearings and Public Comment Opportunity

Time Posted on Jul 3 | author Posted by Carmen

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission has scheduled seven public hearings this summer on the agency’s state water plan.  Your comments and/or attendance is needed! According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the $4 million water plan, funded by the Legislature in 2012, projects groundwater shortages in Eastern Arkansas. The article goes on: “The new plan calls […]
The Coalition (Buffalo River Watershed Alliance, Ozark Society, Arkansas Canoe Club and the National Parks Conservation Association) is actively planning a fundraiser to support our educational efforts, legal expenses and other projects to protect the Buffalo River from pollution caused by factory-size concentrated animal feeding operations. Please put OCTOBER 23, 2015 on your calendar and […]
The fourth annual Neil Compton celebration will take place at Compton Gardens and Conference Center in Bentonville AR on Friday, August 7 beginning at 5:15 p.m.  The Ozark Society and Highlands Chapter are  co-sponsors of this event, so please plan on attending.  The celebration includes an exhibit of photographs by Ken Smith and Neil Compton followed […]
Trailbuilding – October and Beyond

Time Posted on Jul 16 | author Posted by Carmen

In October, volunteers will resume building the Buffalo River/Ozark Highlands Hiking Trail. The first crew, sponsored by the American Hiking Society, will work the week of Oct. 18 – 24, followed by retuning “Alumni” volunteers the week of Oct. 25 – 31. The volunteers want to finish several short pieces of trail to complete an […]
Buffalo River Clean-Up July 25

Time Posted on Jul 13 | author Posted by Carmen

The OS Buffalo River chapter will join Buffalo National River Partners (BNRP) and Arkansas Master Naturalists as the BNRP hosts a river clean up on Saturday, July 25 from Spring Creek to Dillard’s Ferry (Hwy. 14 bridge).  We will meet at Dillard’s Ferry and Wild Bill’s will shuttle us to Spring Creek. Bring your canoe […]
Bob James – In Remembrance

Time Posted on Jul 7 | author Posted by Carmen

Bob James, a long-time Ozark Society member, died on Sunday, July 5.  Janet Nye shares her thoughts and memories: “The Legend is gone.” This sums up my feelings about the passing of long time Ozark Society member, leader and friend on Sunday, July 5, 2015.  This is a quote from David Hedges, son of Margaret […]

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.