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Contact: Kim Houf, 573-323-4941
Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814
VAN BUREN, MO: The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting bids for agricultural Special Use Permits (SUPs) covering seven parcels in Ozark National Scenic Riverways within Shannon and Dent counties. Agricultural use is limited to hay cutting in each of these parcels. Through the use of agricultural SUPs, the NPS is able to restore and preserve the setting of historic farmsteads, while providing better habitat for a diversity of wildlife, and maintaining areas for outdoor recreation and scenic enjoyment.
Permits will be awarded based on the following criteria: (1) Ability to perform the work; (2) Interest in and knowledge of the park’s agricultural permit program and/or other similar programs; and (3) Meeting the required minimum bid. Bidders are encouraged to view fields prior to submitting a bid. Agricultural fields are located in the following counties:
|William Wallace||Shannon County||39|
|Mooney/Kedwel/Murray||Shannon and Dent County||35|
Bid packets for these fields can be viewed on the park website at https://www.nps.gov/ozar/
The effective date for each permit is estimated to be April 3, 2017, and the expiration date of each permit will be December 31, 2018. Completed sealed bids must be received by Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Van Buren no later than 4:00 pm onFriday, March 24, 2017. Delivery instructions are included in the online bid packet.
For more park information, visit the park’s Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/ozar, or phone (573) 323-4236. Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding natural resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.
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