Virtual Public Meeting Notice — Beech Fork Lake and East Lynn Lake Regional Master Plan

Huntington District
Published Jan. 20, 2021

Virtual Public Meeting Notice

Beech Fork Lake and East Lynn Lake Regional Master Plan

US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District

You are invited to participate in a public meeting to obtain input for preparation of a Regional Master Plan and Integrated Environmental Assessment for Beech Fork and East Lynn Lakes.  The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) defines a master plan as the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of the water resource development projects. The master plans are a vital tool produced and used by USACE to guide the responsible stewardship of USACE-administered lands and resources for the benefit of present and future generations. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the master plans.

USACE generally expects Master Plans to have an effective lifespan of 15 to 25 years. An update to the Master Plan is required to reflect current conditions and prescribe an overall land use management plan, resource objectives, and associated design and management concepts. Key topics to be addressed in the revised master plans include land classifications, natural, cultural, and recreational resource management objectives, recreation facility needs, and special topics such as invasive species management and threatened and endangered species habitat.

A virtual public meeting will be held January 26, 2021 at 6:00PM, to provide information on the revision process.  The presentation may be heard via telephone on the phone number listed below.  Callers will be prompted to enter the access code and security code upon calling the phone number.  Additionally, although not required to hear the call, a webinar will be held during the same time so that callers can visually see the presentation.  To access the webinar, use the following URL below. Users will be prompted to enter their name and email address.  This webinar has a call-me feature that will call the telephone number you enter, this allows you to listen to the call while viewing the information.

Virtual Meeting Date: January 26, 2021

Meeting Time: 6:00 PM

Call-in Number: 1-844-621-3956

ACCESS CODE: 146 939 4960

https://drreedinc.webex.com/drreedinc/j.php?MTID=mc3f61eb52a5a0cb28e879fa520975d8d

Your input in the development of the Master Plan is vital and we invite you to view information found at the following website:

https://www.lrh.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Current-Projects/BeechFork-EastLynn-Lakes-Regional-Master-Plan/

The website contains a brief presentation describing the master planning process and instructions for submitting comments to USACE for each of the lakes.  All members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments and suggestions before March 12, 2021.

Written comments can be submitted by email to:

BeechForkEastLynnMP@USACE.ARMY.MIL

Or by mail to:

ATTN: Rebecca Rutherford

502 Eighth Street

Huntington, WV  25701


Release no. 21-001