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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

Legal Fund Donations

In order to protect the Buffalo River from the effects of a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation which is operating in in Mt. Judea in the Buffalo River Watershed, the Ozark Society has joined with several other concerned groups in a lawsuit against the Farm Services Agency. Click here to see detailed information about our concerns.

We are requesting donations for our legal fund. You can click the “DONATE NOW” 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.

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Latest News & Updates

The Arkansas River Valley streams of Lee Creek and Frog Bayou may again be at risk for dams. The City of Ft. Smith will collect stakeholder input regarding a “new watershed management plan” for Lee Creek. There will be two meetings – Lee Creek, July 29th, 6:00 PM at the Van Buren Public Library.  The second meeting, […]
Media Float Trip a Success – Thank You!

Time Posted on Jun 13 | author Posted by Carmen

A Notice from Alice Andrews: On Tuesday, June 3rd, the Coalition of the Ozark Society, Buffalo River Watershed Alliance, Arkansas Canoe Club and the National Parks Conservation Association sponsored a media float trip from Grinders Ferry to Gilbert.  There were 11 reporters from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee plus volunteers, about 32 persons. The Ozark Society […]
Ozark Society Arkansas Delta Cycling Tour November 1-4, 2014 are the dates for the Society’s first cycling tour.  This ride is all about learning the history of the Arkansas Delta and seeing the delta during harvest and the beginning of fall migration. We will begin in Poinsett County on Saturday, November 1 at the Tour […]
Ozark Society Trip: Zion National Park (September 21-28)

Time Posted on May 17 | author Posted by Carmen

You may have seen the previous Pack & Paddle announcement that because of the success of the Colorado trip, the Ozark Society will add additional major adventures to our activity list.  I now have further details of the proposed hiking trip to the Southwest Canyon Country in the fall.  The Needles District of Canyonlands National […]
Mary Virginia Ferguson

Time Posted on May 9 | author Posted by Carmen

Mary Virginia Ferguson passed away in Conway on May 8.  She will be greatly missed. Mary Virginia and Hubert Ferguson were founding members of the Ozark Society.  Most members will remember that they and their family played a key role in saving the Buffalo River from planned dams on the Buffalo.  They were active leaders, canoeists, hikers […]