FOLS Raises Concerns About Public and Private Lake Access in Response to Shoreline Management Plan

The Friends of Lake Sakakawea (FOLS) submitted its comments regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) update of the Lake Sakakawea Shoreline Management Plan (SMP).

This update is part of a routine five-year review of the SMP. In general, the SMP provide guidance on how USACE will administer the Shoreline Management program at Lake Sakakawea. The SMP balances authorized private use, while protecting general public use on the shoreline of Lake Sakakawea and Lake Audubon. Private dock areas, vegetative management, and the permitting process are part of what is covered in the SMP.

USACE allowed for public comments through February 15. As part of this process, the Friends of Lake Sakakawea sought comments from its members and lake users. The concerns shared during this process have been addressed in FOLS’ letter.

For more than 20 years, the Friends of Lake Sakakawea has pushed for sensible lake management, defended access, and worked to keep our lake clean. We are grateful to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts with us as we continue our work in advocating on behalf of ‘North Dakota’s Great Lake.’

Please click on the link below to read our letter.

FOLS – USACE Shoreline Access Plan Comments (Friends of Lake Sakakawea – February 15, 2021 FINAL)

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