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.
Credit National Park Service
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.
The new Forest Planning Rule will guide the management of America's 193-million acres of national forest lands, and provide the framework for local forest managers to develop their own forest-specific management plans.