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Thu February 20, 2014
Missouri Senate adopts Ozark Riverways resolution
Missouri senators have adopted a resolution asking the state's congressional delegation to block the federal government's proposed management plan of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
The National Park Service is in the midst of changing the management plan for the southeastern Missouri park along the spring-fed Current and Jacks Fork rivers. The system's preferred option would close 65 miles of undesignated horse trails and unauthorized stream crossings, and add restrictions on the use of motorized boats.
The resolution asks the park system to leave the current plan in place, work with the Missouri Conservation Department or relinquish control of the park to state officials.
The measure was adopted on a 23-8 vote on Thursday and now heads to the House.
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