About Us

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Who we are

The mission of the Ozark Rivers Chapter of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore the Ozarks ecosystem by focusing on birds, while emphasizing habitat preservation and restoration, through education, conservation, art, public awareness and advocacy for the benefit of all.

Monthly public meeting are held every 2nd Thursday of the month from September through May. Location and speakers for each meeting are announced in advance on the calendar of events on this site and sent via email. If you would like to be added to our email list, please send your email address with an add request to info@ozarkriversaudubon.org.

The Ozark Rivers Chapter of the National Audubon Society was formed in 1975 and over the years our Chapter has been committed to birds, education, and habitat preservation and restoration across the Ozarks. During this period our chapter has hosted monthly presentations and outings geared to education and birding activities, including numerous bird surveys. Locally, we have been involved in many ongoing clean stream activities, trail building, Earth Day programs, and volunteer efforts involving local issues. On the state level we have been involved in campaigns focusing on issues such as preventing clear cutting by chip mills, stopping lead exploration along the Eleven Point River, and halting the construction of a dam on Taum Sauk Mountain. On a national level Audubon has been a leader in saving the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from devastation by oil drilling. We are very proud of our history, but it is our future that holds the most promise.

All of our work is supported by a much valued membership base and volunteership of people like you.

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Our purpose

  • Birds
  • Education
  • Bird habitat preservation
  • Bird restoration projects across the Ozarks
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The National Audubon Society

Audubon’s Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, Chapters, Audubon Centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it.

A powerful combination of science, education and policy expertise combine in efforts ranging from protection and restoration of local habitats to the implementation of policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife and the resources that sustain us all—in the U.S. and Across the Americas.

Nearly 500 local Chapters nationwide engage members in grassroots conservation action; Audubon environmental policy, education and science experts guide lawmakers, agencies, and our grassroots in shaping effective conservation plans, actions and the policies to support them; More than 2,500 Audubon-designated Important Bird Areas identify, prioritize and protect vital bird habitat from coast to coast—in partnership with BirdLife International, our IBA conservation efforts support species and their habitats across the Western Hemisphere;
“Citizen Scientists” collect vital data, through Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count, the new Coastal Bird Survey, and other initiatives, generating groundbreaking analyses and guiding scientists and policy makers in addressing the needs of birds and other wildlife; Special ecosystem-wide conservation initiatives focus on protection and restoration of the nation’s most special places from Alaska’s Tongass to Sagebrush country and the Louisiana Coast; Audubon Centers and sanctuaries are hubs of conservation exploration, research, and action, allowing millions to discover and defend the natural world; Educational programs and materials combine with Audubon, the nation’s most acclaimed conservation magazine to introduce schoolchildren, families and nature-lovers of all ages to the wonders of nature and the power of conservation at home and around the world.