The future for a portion of the Ozark Scenic Riverways is under a heated debate for 2014 which is leaving many residents upset and environmentalist concerned. It’s been 3 decades since the National Park Service has done a “Management plan” on Missouri’s riverways but they are doing it now and it looks as if it could affect the future of rafting, canoeing and enjoying a 65 mile long stretch of the OSR. The section includes the spring fed Current and Jacks Fork River which currently is open to the public and where several undesignated horse trails and stream crossings currently exist. While local residents who have devoted these spots as their traditions are fighting the issue citing too much Government control, the agency is citing their desire to not only close the 65 mile stretch to all unauthorized activities but to add heavy restrictions on the use of motorized boats in that area as well as turn 35 miles of ATV trails into hiking trails. The Park agency will continue to accept public comments through this Friday.