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Ozark National Scenic Riverways Roads and Trails Plan 2015 Scoping Newsletter


The Riverways consists of 80,785 acres of land and water in southeastern Missouri, including portions of the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers. The Riverways protects 134 linear miles of clear, free-flowing, spring-fed waterways and also contain a vast network of roads and recreation trails. The development of a roads and trails plan is critical to the protection of key resources and visitor experiences in the park.This newsletter below provides information about the planning process as well as opportunities to participate and contribute your ideas and opinions. After reading the newsletter, please consider taking a moment to respond to the following questions.
 
Comment Period: Closed        Oct 8, 2015 - Nov 25, 2015
Topic Questions:
1. What types of opportunities should the park's land trail system provide more of for the public?
2. How do you feel about multi-use trails in the park (i.e. equestrians, hikers, and mountain bikers sharing the same trails)? What tools could we use to address potential conflict between different user groups?
3. We will be analyzing the existing network of designated trails, unauthorized/user-created trails, and potential new trail alignments within the National Riverways. What factors should we consider as we update the network of park trails and consider where new trails might go?
4. We will be evaluating existing roads in the Riverways to determine the best road network for the future. We want to provide a road network that allows for adequate visitor access while also protecting the natural and cultural resources of the park. What factors do you think we should consider as we evaluate the existing road network?
5. Are there other considerations we should think about as we examine the park's road and trail system?
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