MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mountain Home Project Office is advising landowners adjacent to public lands around Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes that contract maintenance crews are in the process of conducting boundary line maintenance.
On Norfork Lake, an approximate 90-mile section of government boundary maintenance started in the vicinity of Seward Point near Gamaliel in Baxter County and is heading north into Missouri near Dawt Mill then back down to Arkansas where it will end near Goodall Hollow in Baxter County.
On Bull Shoals Lake, an initial 180-mile section of maintenance will begin in the vicinity of Jones Point Wildlife Management Area (Marion County, Arkansas), heading west across the north shore of Bull Shoals Lake, continuing through the Buck Creek and Beaver Creek Park Recreation Areas.
The maintenance work is being conducted by Express Forestry Service, LLC. The contractor is reestablishing the existing USACE boundary line. Missing boundary monuments will be reestablished at a later date by USACE officials. The public may see maintenance crews working around their neighborhoods and walking on the public land behind their homes or properties.
Work includes locating established boundary markers, clearing brush along the survey line, and repainting witness post and trees along the boundary line.
Encroachments and trespasses onto public property will be documented. These include mowing, unauthorized paths, tree cutting, personal property stored on public land and structures such as sheds, houses, and decks.
USACE manages Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes as well as the surrounding public lands to meet the needs of human and natural communities for present and future generations.
For more information, please contact the Mountain Home Project Office at 870-425-2700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.
Recreation information can be found on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlerockusace and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usacelittlerock.