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 »
Park to Hold Public Meetings for General Management Plan
As we launch into Spring, I think about Ozark National Scenic Riverways and
the tremendous asset it is for
Currently, the National Park Service is creating a General Management Plan for the park. This guiding document will steer the management of the park for the next 15 years and more, providing direction to the current and future administrations of the park. In order for the park to be fully successful, the input of the park’s visitors and the stakeholders is needed. The balance between resource protection and recreation is not fully understood without knowing what the public thinks. If you have ideas, suggestions or concerns, we appreciate your submissions.
The public will have opportunities this summer to review the preliminary alternatives. If you are on our mailing list, you should be receiving our Preliminary Alternatives newsletter in early June. There will also be a link at: www.nps.gov/ozar. Our next round of meetings will occur the week of June 22, 2009. Please note that the first three meetings are in communities that are near to the park. The meeting schedule is as follows:
Monday, June 22, 2009 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Van Buren Community Center, Intersection of D Hwy and Business 60, Van Buren, MO 63965
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Eminence High School New Gym,
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Ozark Natural & Cultural
Thursday, June 25, 2009 3:30
PM-7:00 PM Courtyard by Marriott,
Friday, June 26, 2009 3:30 PM- 7:00 PM Crowne Plaza Hotel,
Keep in mind that we are gathering comments and information that will be used to make future plans. Let us know what you want the park to look like in 15 - 20 years.
This website has updates, newsletters, news, and the ability to submit comments about the General Management Plan / Wilderness Study process: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?parkId=158&projectId=15793 (Deadline for comments is July 31, 2009.)
or send written comments to: Superintendent, Ozark National Scenic
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...