Among the current issues is Senate Concurrent Resolution 22, which urges the National Park Service to not take action on the Ozark National Scenic Riverways general management plan, and for the Department of the Interior to negotiate the return of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to the state.
Senator Cunningham said in a recent interview that every 20 years a new plan is presented and currently there are currently three potential plans and one that would take no action:
He added that the federal government wants to close access points because they hold the belief that the Riverways are getting too much use:
He concluded by saying the public comment period for the plan has received an extension date to mid-February:
Park Service officials say that the plan would help preserve the region for future generations.