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 119-mile section of government boundary maintenance will begin in the vicinity of Dam-Quarry Park in Baxter County, heading eastward across Norfork Lake Dam on the eastern bank, and ending in Fulton County.
On Bull Shoals Lake, a 250-mile section of government boundary maintenance will begin in the vicinity of Bull Shoals in Marion County, heading eastward across Bull Shoals Lake Dam, continuing through the Lakeview and Oakland Park recreation areas, ending close to the Little North Fork River in Ozark County, Missouri.
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, 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 retaining walls, 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.