Our principal purpose is the preservation of wild and scenic rivers, wilderness, and unique natural areas.
Conservation – Education – Recreation
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]