Ashdown, Ark. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is notifying the public that the scoping comment period for the Millwood Lake Master Plan and Shoreline Management Plan revisions will begin November 16.
"Scoping" is the process of determining the scope, focus, and content of MP and SMP update documents. For a planning process such as the MP and SMP revision, the scoping process is used as an opportunity to get input from the public and resource agencies about the vision for the MP and SMP update and the issues that the MP and SMP 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 Millwood 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.
The SMP for Millwood Lake establishes policy and furnishes guidelines for the protection and preservation of the environmental characteristics of the shoreline while maintaining a balance between public and private shoreline uses.
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 Millwood Lake MP and SMP and to submit a comment visit the Millwood Lake MP and SMP webpage at: https://go.usa.gov/x7WQv <https://go.usa.gov/x7WQv> . Comments are due by December 31, 2020.
Release no. 20-143