This photo of the Current River is from the cover of the National Park Service's draft management plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
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This map shows "Alternative B" from the National Park Service's draft management plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. It is the federal agency's preferred alternative, and would put some additional restrictions on recreational activities.
Missouri senators passed a resolution to block the federal government's proposed changes in tourist restrictions at the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. The resolution passed on a 23-8 vote on Thursday and now heads to the House.
Ted Mathys, state advocate for Environment Missouri (at podium) and other environmentalists urged the National Park Service to protect the Current River in Missouri during a press conference at St. Louis' City Hall on Dec. 13, 2011.
Credit (Véronique LaCapra/St. Louis Public Radio)
Canoes float down the Current River.
Credit (Greg Iffrig/L-A-D Foundation)
Horseback riding is a popular activity in the Ozarks, but horses' waste has been linked to high E. coli levels in the Jacks Fork, the main tributary of the Current River.
Credit (Mark Morgan/University of Missouri)
Heavy use by ATVs and other vehicles has eroded access trails along the Current River.