OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The Ozark Chinquapin Foundation (OCF) is a volunteer driven, 501C3 non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the Ozark chinquapin to the woodlands and forests of the south-central United States as a mature, seed producing tree species.
We are working to establish a viable seed base through research and manual cross-pollination of surviving trees to develop a 100% pure Ozark chinquapin that can reproduce and thrive in our forests.
Our recovery action plan involves :
Over the years the OCF has distributed thousands of seeds for planting and successfully cross pollinated for the first time back in 2010. In 2011 the first seeds were collected from research test plots. The foundation undertakes projects both independently and in partnership with other organizations and agencies to further restoration efforts.
A few 8 year old trees at one of our Ozark chinquaupin plantings in Missouri