Public input requested for Cottage Grove, Dorena lakes


Corps developing long-term plan for the reservoirs

The land-use plan (Master Plan or MP) for Cottage Grove and Dorena lakes is out-of-date, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is in the process of updating it. Corps staff are seeking input from the public on MP development during four upcoming information sessions.

Master plans provide natural resource management planning strategies and ensure agencies follow federal regulations and national goals in a comprehensive and consolidated manner. They establish a vision for future natural resource management, support responsible stewardship and guide sustainable use of project resources for the benefit of present and future generations. The Corps also requires them for project lands.

An updated Master Plan is needed for the Coast Fork of the Willamette River. This Master Plan will guide the management of the Corps-managed lands and waters of Cottage Grove and Dorena Lakes for the next 20 years.

The Corps encourages public participation throughout the development of this plan. Those interested can learn more about authorized project purposes, potential funding and resource constraints at the public meetings or online to inform comments and input.

Members of the public can attend any of the four public meetings (one virtually) to learn or comment on the project:

Eugene/Springfield

Date: Thursday, Nov. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Address: Willamette Bob Keefer Center – Ken Long Room, 250 S 32nd St, Springfield

Virtual Meeting Date: Friday, Nov. 5, 12-2 p.m.

Sign-up online at www.CoastForkPlan.com

Creswell

Date: Friday, Nov. 5, 6 - 8 p.m.

Address: Creswell Community Center, 99 S 1st St, Creswell

Cottage Grove

Date: Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 - 11 a.m.

Address: Cottage Grove Community Center – Shepherd Room, 700 E Gibbs Ave, Cottage Grove

The public can also submit comments via email to [email protected] or electronically at www.CoastForkPlan.com.

For more information and public meeting links or information, visit: www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Projects-and-Plans/Master-Plans.

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