The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is working on the Lake Lanier Master Plan Update. That review of current and future recreational needs, among other items, is expected to take about two years to complete.
The Master Plan, according to the USACE, is:
a comprehensive land and recreational management tool that guides the stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the provision of outdoor recreation facilities and opportunities at the project.
The USACE will seek feedback on changes to the lake’s Master Plan by holding public meetings and by conducting surveys for what they call the “Carrying Capacity Study.”
That will lead to an updated draft for the “Master Plan and Environmental Assessment,” which will lead to a final update that they expect to release in mid-2019.
The current Master Plan for Lake Lanier is more than 30 years old. The USACE believes it needs a revision to:
address changes in regional land-use, population, outdoor recreation trends and Corps of Engineers management policy. Key topics to be addressed in the revised Master Plan include revised land classifications, new natural and recreational resource management objectives, recreation facility needs and special topics, such as invasive species management and threatened and endangered species habitat.