MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers is advising landowners adjacent to public lands on Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes that work crews are conducting boundary line maintenance.
On Norfork Lake, a 60-mile section of government boundary maintenance will begin in the vicinity of Calamity Beach in Baxter County, heading south to the Pigeon Creek Recreation Area on the western bank.
On Bull Shoals Lake, a 180-mile section of government boundary maintenance will begin in the vicinity of Diamond City, Boone County, heading south continuing throughout East Sugarloaf Arm Creek and ending in the Bull Shoals Dam area in Marion County.
The maintenance work is being conducted by Express Forestry Services, LLC of Leslie, Arkansas, under contract with the Corps of Engineers. The work will be ongoing for several months. All workers and vehicles will have identification as a Corps contractor.
The firm is reestablishing the existing Corps boundary line. Work includes locating established boundary markers, clearing brush along the boundary line on the public land side, replacing and repainting boundary line posts and painting trees in between the survey markers to serve as reference points.
This is part of the Corps’ annual boundary line maintenance. Missing boundary monuments will be reestablished at a later date by Corps personnel.
Encroachments on public property such as excessive mowing, unauthorized paths and tree cutting, personal property stored on public land, and structures such as sheds, houses and decks will be documented.
The Corps manages Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes and the surrounding public lands in accordance with Title 36, CFR 327 to meet the needs of human and natural communities for present and future generations.
For more information, call the Mountain Home Project Office at 870-425-2700 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday.