The Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) establishes policy and furnishes guidelines for the protection and conservation of the desirable environmental characteristics of the lake while maintaining a balance between public and private shoreline uses. The SMP provides for the effective long-range management of the shoreline resources of Norfork Lake. This SMP describes the types of private uses and activities that may be permitted on public lands. Management of the shoreline will provide a balance between recreational use, the environment, and project resources. The objectives of the SMP are to manage and protect the shoreline; to establish and maintain acceptable fish and wildlife habitat, aesthetic quality, and natural environmental conditions; and to promote the safe and healthful use of the lake and shoreline for recreational purposes by all users. At the top of conservation pool elevation, (552 MSL), Norfork Lake has a shoreline of 380 miles. As the pool rises to the top of flood control pool elevation, (580 MSL), the shoreline miles increase to 510 miles. The Norfork Project area contains 22,000 surface acres of water. Public Land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surrounds the lake. The boundaries of public land are defined by the Government Fee Take Line (GFTL). The GFTL consists of a straight line from monument to monument. The boundary markers, or monuments, are topped with a brass cap, which indicates the tract of land which was purchased from the land owner. Ownership of private land does not convey any exclusive rights to the use of adjoining public lands, or to the lake. The general public can use public lands. Shoreline Use Permits or Licenses may be issued within the guidelines of ER 1130-2-406, dated 27 July 1990, Shoreline Management at Civil Works Projects, SWLOM 1130-2-23, dated 15 September 1993; and the SMP for Norfork Lake, dated 28 August 1998.