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Agricultural Special Use Permits Available at Ozark National Scenic Riverways

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Date: March 22, 2018
Contact: Kim Houf, 573-323-4941
Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814

Van Buren, MO:  The National Park Service is soliciting bids for agricultural permits covering six (6) parcels in Ozark National Scenic Riverways within Carter and Shannon Counties, Missouri. In the parcels being offered, agricultural use is limited to hay cutting. The permit will be issued based upon answering the questions outlined in the Solicitation Application. 
Macy & Bland Shannon County 88
Null/Randolph Shannon County 10
Bee Bluff Shannon County 25
Akers Area Shannon County 70
Browns Road Carter County 29
Cedar Bluff Shannon County 52
The effective date for each permit is estimated to be May 1, 2018, 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, Missouri, no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, April 20, 2018.

For more information about the agricultural special use permit program or to receive an application packet, contact Kim Houf at (573) 323-4941 or e-mail us.

For more information about the Riverways, call (573) 323-4236; visit the park’s Facebook page, or website at
Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.

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Last updated: March 23, 2018

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