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The Ozark Society has a number of publications offered below using our mail-in order form and also the Ozark Society Foundation has five publications available.  One Foundation book, Ozark Forest Forensics by Frederick Paillet and Steven Stephenson, has been published directly by the Foundation and available through the Ozark Society Book Order Form below. The other four Foundation books are published in partnership with University of Arkansas Press.  Those are available below using links to the University of Arkansas Press website.  Please check them out and order as per instructions.

Ozark Society Publications

All the publications listed in the order form linked below are sold to individuals. Books and maps owned by the Ozark Society are also sold to retailers. For more information about Ozark Society Publications, contact: Emily Roberts at, or Ozark Society Books, PO Box 2914, Little Rock, AR 72203.

We’re currently in the process of updating our store. You can view our products on the PDF order form below. ALL PURCHASES FOR ITEMS ON THE ORDER FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAIL.

Fill in and send form via US Mail to Ozark Society Books, PO Box 2914, Little Rock, AR 72203.

Book Order Form

Ozark Society Foundation Publications

More information about the history and mission of the Foundation is available at the Ozark Society Foundation webpage.

Here is our latest  Ozark Society Foundation publication, Ozark Forest Forensics by Frederick Paillet and Steven Stephenson.   You can order through our Book Order Form on this page or by contacting Emily Roberts at:

Ozark Forest Forensics, Frederick Pallet and Steven Stephenson

This book interprets our natural surroundings in a way that enhances a simple walk in the scenic deciduous woodlands of the Ozark Mountain region. Explanations go beyond trees and their habitat to include other diverse subjects: the leaf litter beneath a hiker’s feet, strategies used by wildflowers for pollination and seed dispersal, diseases that can ravage our forests, and forces active in the landscape that impact conservation efforts. Simplified line drawings demonstrate specific points of interest in a way that visually cluttered photographs cannot do. Includes: 163 line drawings, a list of species used in the text, a glossary, and a reading list.


Paperback; 342 pages; ISBN: 978-0-912456-28-7

Here are four additional publications that are available through the Ozark Society Foundation’s distribution partnership with the University of Arkansas Press.  More information about the history and mission of the Foundation is available at the Ozark Society Foundation webpage.

The Buffalo River Handbook, Kenneth L. Smith

The highly anticipated second edition of the Buffalo River Handbook, written by Kenneth L. Smith, updates and expands the first edition initially published in 2004. The new edition includes the recently completed 28-mile segment of the Buffalo River Trail from U.S. Hwy 65 (Grinder’s Ferry) to AR Hwy 14 (Dillard’s Ferry) along the Buffalo National River in north Arkansas. Updates and revisions throughout the book describe the current setting with respect to campsite information and amenities, status of historic structures, and geologic conditions of the river and trails.
Ken Smith—conservationist, park planner, and the designer and construction supervisor of most of the eighty miles of the Buffalo River Trail—brings to light in this edition his discerning engineer’s intellect, his photographer’s eye, his love for the outdoors as well as the people and land of the Ozarks and the Buffalo National River, and his passion for the protection and active exploration of our natural resources. An inductee into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame in 2017 for his conservation efforts, Smith offers a three-part guide to the river, complete with maps, diagrams and photographs: insights on geology, wildlife, plants, Native Americans, pioneers, and the history of the development of the Buffalo River as the first National river; a detailed guide describing the entire 146-mile length of the river itself; and a guide for over 150 miles of hiking trails.
The Buffalo River Handbook, 2nd edition, is a comprehensive reference encyclopedia, a trail and float guide, and a cultural history of the area of north Arkansas that encompasses the Buffalo River—a jewel in the crown of undammed, free-flowing rivers in Arkansas and the nation.


2nd Edition, updated and expanded by Kenneth L. Smith
464 pages, 5 × 8, 172 images, index 978-0-912456-29-4 (paper)
November 2018

   Arkansas Butterflies and Moths, Lori A. Spencer

Arkansas Butterflies and Moths, 2nd edition, includes 264 species of butterflies and moths found in Arkansas.  Species identification is facilitated through detailed text entries alongside 300 full-sized color photographs. And, for the first time ever, all butterfly species in the state are included. Many live photographs and shots of larvae are used, and butterfly gardening and prime butterfly-watching locations in the state are covered.


Second Edition by Lori A. Spencer, Don R. Simons, Principal Photographer with a Foreword by Robert Michael Pyle
978-0-912456-27-0 (paper)
May 2014

The Diana Fritillary, Arkansas’s State Butterfly, Lori A. Spencer

 This beautiful color illustrated book provides a clear, concise way for children to identify Arkansas’s state butterfly, the Diana Fritillary, in its natural habitat by Lori A. Spencer. It features 28 color photographs, drawings, and other resources for children, parents, and social studies teachers.


Arkansas’s State Butterfly by Lori A. Spencer
978-0-912456-26-3 (paper)
September 2011

The Battle for the Buffalo River, Dr. Neil Compton

Under the auspices of the 1938 Flood Control Act, the U.S. Corps of Engineers began to pursue an aggressive dam-building campaign. A grateful public generally lauded their efforts, but when they turned their attention to Arkansas’s Buffalo River, the vocal opposition their proposed projects generated dumbfounded them. Never before had anyone challenged the Corps’ assumption that damming a river was an improvement.
Led by Neil Compton, a physician in Bentonville, Arkansas, a group of area conservationists formed the Ozark Society to join the battle for the Buffalo. This book is the account of this decade-long struggle that drew in such political figures as U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, Senator J. William Fulbright, and Governor Orval Faubus. The battle finally ended in 1972 with President Richard Nixon’s designation of the Buffalo as the first national river.
Drawing on hundreds of personal letters, photographs, maps, newspaper articles, and reminiscences, Compton’s lively book details the trials, gains, setbacks, and ultimate triumph in one of the first major skirmishes between environmentalists and developers.


The Story of America’s First National River by Neil Compton
with a new foreword by Kenneth L. Smith.
978-1-55728-935-3 (paper)
March 2010

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