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Bayou Chapter of the Ozark Society

Conservation | Education | Recreation

Established in 1975, the Ozark Society Foundation supports and promotes conservation, education and recreation activity in the Ozark-Ouachita region and surrounding lowlands. Governed by a volunteer board, the Foundation is a major publisher of high-quality conservation and nature-related books about the Ozark-Ouachita mountains region, with all proceeds supporting the public policy and education mission of the Ozark Society. Since 1967, more than two dozen publications on the natural environment and conservation issues have been produced by the Ozark Society and the Ozark Society Foundation, including canoe and hiker guidebooks, natural and cultural histories, and field guides.

The Bayou Chapter's base of operations is in the Shreveport/Bossier area and we are proud to to have a very active chapter.  You never know what kinds of events we will have!  Hikes, Paddles, Camping, Classes, & Conservation are just some of the activities we are involved in.  Come join us and grow the outdoor community in Northwest Louisiana with us! 

For more information contact us at bcos@ozarksociety.net 

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Upcoming Events

  • Safety Boats for River Cities Triathlon
    Safety Boats for River Cities Triathlon
    Sun, Aug 04
    Cypress Black Bayou Park - Benton, LA
    Aug 04, 2024, 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Cypress Black Bayou Park - Benton, LA, 135 Cypress Park Dr, Benton, LA 71006, USA
    Aug 04, 2024, 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Cypress Black Bayou Park - Benton, LA, 135 Cypress Park Dr, Benton, LA 71006, USA
    We need volunteers/safety boats on Cypress Lake for the River Cities Triathlon.
  • Moonlight Paddle - Bayou Dorcheat
    Moonlight Paddle - Bayou Dorcheat
    Fri, Aug 16
    Dorcheat Bayou Boat Launch - Dixie Inn
    Aug 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Dorcheat Bayou Boat Launch - Dixie Inn , Dixie Inn, LA 71055, USA
    Aug 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Dorcheat Bayou Boat Launch - Dixie Inn , Dixie Inn, LA 71055, USA
    Join us on a moonlight Bayou Dorcheat paddle (Dixie Inn to Sibley)!
  • BCOS Monthly Meeting - August
    BCOS Monthly Meeting - August
    Tue, Aug 20
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge
    Aug 20, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Aug 20, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Join us at our monthly meeting! Guest speaker/topic TBA.
  • Tubing the Caddo!
    Tubing the Caddo!
    Sat, Aug 24
    SEE EVENT DETAILS
    Aug 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    SEE EVENT DETAILS
    Aug 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    SEE EVENT DETAILS
    Join us for a fun tubing trip down the Caddo River!
  • BCOS Monthly Meeting - September
    BCOS Monthly Meeting - September
    Tue, Sep 17
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge
    Sep 17, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Sep 17, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Join us at our monthly meeting! Guest speaker/topic TBA.
  • River Rat Challenge - Team Bayou Bandits!
    River Rat Challenge - Team Bayou Bandits!
    Sat, Sep 28
    Bayou D'arbonne Boat Ramp
    Sep 28, 2024, 8:00 AM
    Bayou D'arbonne Boat Ramp, 2038 Bayou Darbonne Dr, West Monroe, LA 71291, USA
    Sep 28, 2024, 8:00 AM
    Bayou D'arbonne Boat Ramp, 2038 Bayou Darbonne Dr, West Monroe, LA 71291, USA
    Join some of your BCOS friends as part of the Bayou Bandits Team as they participate in the River Rat Challenge!
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The Ozark Society

To be considered and active member of this page and club you must be up to date on your dues to the Ozark Society.  To join the Ozark Society or pay your dues please go to the main Ozark Society Page and submit them through their platform.

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