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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

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 […]
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 […]
Invitation to the Ozark Society Spring Outing-March 21

Time Posted on Feb 20 | author Posted by Carmen

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.  There will be three simultaneous events at this one-day recreational outing:  a long “marathon” hike, several shorter “regular” […]
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 […]
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) will hold a public hearing at North Little Rock February 2, 2015, to receive comments on the proposed five-year regional haze progress report on a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision prior to submission of the revised plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The hearing will begin […]

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.