Mountain Home, Ark. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is notifying the public that the scoping comment period for the Norfork Lake Master Plan revision will begin November 16.
"Scoping" is the process of determining the scope, focus, and content of the master plan update documents. For a planning process such as the MP revision, the scoping process is used as an opportunity to get input from the public and resource agencies about the vision for the MP update and the issues that the MP should address where possible.
The MP guides the management of the government lands around our reservoirs. It also affects future management of natural resources and recreational opportunities to ensure the sustainability of Norfork Lake. The planning process will include an analysis of potential effects on the natural and social environment, including fish and wildlife, recreation opportunities, economics, land use, cultural and historical resources, aesthetics, and public health and safety.
Due to the evolving Federal, State, and Local policies designed to address the spread of COVID-19, USACE will not hold traditional public workshops at this time.
To find out more about the MP revision and to submit a comment visit the Norfork Lake MP webpage at: https://go.usa.gov/x7bXZ . Comments are due by December 31, 2020.
Release no. 20-144