Officials with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, have announced the initiation of the process to revise the Grapevine Lake Master Plan.
The public is invited to view information found at:
The information discusses the revision process and instructions for public participation in the revision, the Corps said in a press release.
The website contains a brief presentation describing the revision process, a copy of the current master plan, a map of the current land use classifications, and instructions for submitting comments to the Corps of Engineers.
The public involvement process will be conducted online in lieu of face-to-face workshops until the COVID-19 virus pandemic subsides. All members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments and suggestions before June 26.
The Corps defines the 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 project.
It is a vital tool produced and used by the Corps to guide the responsible stewardship of Corps-administered lands and resources for the benefit of present and future generations. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the Master Plan, the news release said.
The current Master Plan for Grapevine Lake was completed in 1971 with a supplement published in 2001 and is in need of revision to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends, and Corps management policy.
Key topics to be addressed in the revised master plan include revised land classifications, revised natural, cultural, and recreational resource management objectives, recreation facility needs, and special topics such as invasive species management and threatened and endangered species habitat.
Questions on the proposed revision can be emailed to CESWF-PER-Grapevine@usace.army.mil, or mailed to Lake Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 110 Fairway Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051
– FWBP Staff