Corps to hold Bull Shoals shoreline management plan workshops
The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting Bull Shoals Lake Shoreline Management Plan update workshops Feb. 26 through March 1, including one scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Lutie School in Theodosia.
At the workshops, Corps personnel will share the draft shoreline management plan, answer questions and collect public comments. A draft environmental assessment, which evaluates the potential impacts of each alternative, will also be available for review.
The draft documents are available online at: https://go.usa.gov/xnpue.
Drop-in style workshops will also be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at these locations on these dates: Feb. 27 at Arkansas State University Sheid Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home, Arkansas; Feb. 28 at Quality Inn Convention Center, 1210 U.S. Highway 62/65N in Harrison, Arkansas; and March 1 at Forsyth Public School cafeteria, 178 Panther Road in Forsyth.
Anyone interested in the future of shoreline activity use around Bull Shoals Lake is invited to drop in anytime at any of the workshops. The public may share input at the workshops or at any time during the public comment period, which continues through March 16.
Comments may be mailed to the Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, Programs and Project Management Division, ATTN: Bull Shoals SMP, P.O. Box 867, Little Rock, AR 72203-0867 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. An on-line fillable comment card is available at https://go.usa.gov/xnpue.
The Corps announced a temporary halt to new shoreline-use requests in April 2016 to facilitate the SMP revision process. The halt will remain in effect until the completion of the plan.
The shoreline management plan for Bull Shoals Lake establishes policy and furnishes guidelines for the protection and preservation of the desirable environmental characteristics of the shoreline while maintaining a balance between public and private shoreline use.
For more information about the draft shoreline management plan visit https://go.usa.gov/xnpue.