Closings and service reductions due to Federal Budget Cuts announced.
The public will experience reduced hours and services provided by Ozark National Scenic Riverways due to the budget cuts that became effective March 1, 2013. Please check back often for further details or changes. List of closed facilities, click "MORE." More »
Draft General Management Plan / Wilderness Study / Environmental Statement
The park invites your input on various plans from time to time. Plans currently available for comment include:
Deadline for comments on the Draft Plan is January 8, 2014.
The public has had many questions concerning park operations in the interim until the new General Management Plan is approved. "The park continues to be managed using current law, policy and guidelines," states Black. For example, no decision has been made by the National Park Service or the Ozark National Scenic Riverways about the current horsepower (hp) restrictions on the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers.
Keep in mind that projects have specific "Comment Periods" during which comments are considered. Comments submitted too late may not be reviewed, so check the dates by following the links. (The fact that the project is still listed on this website is NOT a guarantee that the comment period is still open.)You may also send written comments to:
Superintendent, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, P.O. Box 490, Van Buren, MO 63965
(Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.)
SCHEDULE FOR GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN MEETINGS
No formal program is scheduled so that those interested in attending may arrive and gather information at their leisure. There will be computer stations available for anyone who would like to submit comments at that time. Two wilderness hearings are scheduled, which will provide an opportunity for individuals to present a brief statement related to the wilderness proposal.
The public meetings are scheduled for:
Tuesday, December 10, 2013,
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The public comment period for the Draft Plan will be open until January 8, 2014; comments received by then will be most helpful in developing the final plan. The public is encouraged to provide comments online at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/ozar.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways
P. O. Box 490
Van Buren, Missouri 63965
As always, we look forward to hearing from the public and encourage all to visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/ozar or our Facebook page for further updates. Comments made on the Facebook page or submitted via e-mail will NOT be considered part of the record. Please use the link above for comments. For more information, please contact Dena Matteson at (573) 323-8028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You Know?
Ozark National Scenic Riverways' glades are rocky, desert-like area on hilltops. Kept open by periodic fires, they are home to collared lizards, tarantulas, scorpions, cacti and other species more typical of the desert southwest. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...