Politicians to debate controversial management plan at Ozark NSR

Deep in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in southern Missouri a battles rages over the use of a National Park: The Ozark National Scenic Riverways. This national park is visited by millions each year and was the first federally protected river system, established in 1964.

Last year the park announced a plan to address usage based on what it says is a changing demographic. This is the Ozark National Scenic Riverway's first usage study in 30 years. As new management plans for the park emerge, the debate over federal versus state control is finding its way on the agenda of Missouri politicians.

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