Ozarks http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Political Battle Over Ozark National Park Heats Up http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/political-battle-over-ozark-national-park-heats <p style="margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); margin-bottom: 0.2in; line-height: 15.75pt;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">(Updated at 3:39 p.m., February 20)</strong></em></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:03:30 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 33676 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Political Battle Over Ozark National Park Heats Up Draft Management Plan Released For Ozark National Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/draft-management-plan-released-ozark-national-park <p><strong><em>&nbsp;Updated 2:40 p.m. Jan. 22:</em></strong></p><p>The National Park Service is holding the last public meeting on its proposed management plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways tonight in Kirkwood. See below for more details.</p><p></p><p><em><strong>Updated 3:10 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.</strong></em> <em><strong>Jan. 7:</strong></em></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:37:00 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin & Véronique LaCapra 31305 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Draft Management Plan Released For Ozark National Park Black Bears Are Back In Missouri, But Where Are They Coming From? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/black-bears-are-back-missouri-where-are-they-coming <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Black bears can now be found in southern Missouri, thanks to a reintroduction program more than fifty years ago.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Missouri has worked in conjunction with other researchers to trace the origins of the bears.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Researchers used genetic footprints and hair samples to identify which bears came from reintroduced groups in Arkansas, and which were indigenous.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:53:38 +0000 Kristi Luther 28456 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Black Bears Are Back In Missouri, But Where Are They Coming From? Environmental organizations to National Park Service: protect Ozark rivers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmental-organizations-national-park-service-protect-ozark-rivers <p>A statewide coalition of environmental organizations is urging the National Park Service to protect <a href="http://www.nps.gov/ozar/index.htm">Ozark rivers</a>.</p><p>Representatives of the groups were in Washington, D.C., today meeting with the Park Service.</p><p>They submitted more than 4,400 signed petitions asking the federal agency to adopt a strong <a href="http://www.nps.gov/ozar/parkmgmt/general-management-plan-information.htm">management plan</a> for the Current River and its major tributary, the Jacks Fork.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:11:20 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4375 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Environmental organizations to National Park Service: protect Ozark rivers National plan will affect management of Missouri's Mark Twain Forest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-plan-will-affect-management-missouris-mark-twain-forest <p>The U.S. Forest Service has released <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/planningrule/home/?cid=stelprdb5349164">a final environmental impact statement</a> for its new management plan for the nation&#39;s public forests.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule">new Forest Planning Rule</a> will guide the management of America&#39;s 193-million acres of national forest lands, and provide the framework for local forest managers to develop their own forest-specific management plans.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:03:42 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2950 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National plan will affect management of Missouri's Mark Twain Forest