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Millwood Lake Master Plan
Shoreline Management Plan Revision

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The Public Comment Period is now complete

Thank you for your interest in Millwood Lake. The public comment period has now ended. Please continue to watch this site for more information as well as the publication of the revised Master Plan and Shoreline Management Plan. 

 

Millwood Lake Master Plan Revision


The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Little Rock District, has revised the Millwood Lake Master Plan and Shoreline Management Plan.

The Master Plan guides the management of the government lands around the lake.  The Master plan affects future management of natural resources and recreational opportunities to ensure the sustainability of Millwood Lake.

The Shoreline Management Plan 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.
 

What is NEPA?

The National Environmental Policy Act is our basic national charter for protection of the environment. It is foremost a procedural law that helps ensure that federal decision makers take a hard look at the potential effects of a proposed action and allow the public and other stakeholders to comment on the federal agency’s effects analysis and consideration of reasonable alternatives. The NEPA analysis helps these decision makers understand the environmental consequences of the alternatives in comparative form before making a decision. This “hard look” is informed by the public and other stakeholders, starting with a project or study’s scoping phase.

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The environmental review process that accompanies Corps planning studies and its value to the public are not always easy to understand. Recognizing this, and to help the public and organizations effectively participate in federal agency environmental reviews, the Council on Environmental Quality wrote the informational A Citizen’s Guide to the NEPA

 

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Millwood Lake Project Office
1528 Hwy 32 East
Ashdown, AR 71822
(870) 898-3343