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Corps seeks comments on Rogue River Regional Master Plan

Published Jan. 3, 2018
PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comments and will conduct an open house to help determine the issues to be addressed in the Rogue River Regional Master Plan and integrated environmental assessment.  

The purpose of the Rogue River Regional Master Plan is to serve as the overall strategic land use management document guiding the Corps’ comprehensive administration and development of recreational, natural and cultural resources on project lands of the Corps’ Rogue River Basin Project.  The master plan would provide an overall land use management plan, resource objectives, and management and development concepts for the efficient and cost-effective management, development, and use of project lands for the next twenty years.

The Corps recently updated the Elk Creek master plan, but master plans for the remainder of the Rogue River Basin Project are due for update.  A regional master plan is needed to integrate and update management and development planning for the Rogue River Basin Project in order to guide the responsible stewardship and sustainability of project resources for the benefit of present and future generations.  

The Corps operates the Rogue River Basin Project—consisting of Lost Creek Lake, Applegate Dam and the Elk Creek project—to provide flood risk management, fish and wildlife management, irrigation, municipal and industrial water supply, hydropower, recreation and water quality. Federal, state and local agencies, and many Rogue River Basin stakeholders are united in their commitment to protect native fish and their habitat. They have been working together for many years on improvements essential for the successful protection and recovery of these fish populations. In addition, there are more than a dozen developed recreation sites within Corps lands in the Rogue River Basin Project.

An open-house style public meeting about the Rogue River Regional Master Plan will be held January 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Upper Rogue Community Center (22465 Oregon Route 62, Shady Cove).

View the complete public notice at 

All interested parties are invited to attend the open house and to submit written comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District through February 2, 2018.  

Written comments may be sent via email to: or sent via mail to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Attn: CENWP-PM-F/Gail Saldana
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, OR 97208-2946

Written comments may also be submitted at the open house.

Public review helps the Corps consider the concerns of citizens and organizations by involving them in the environmental review process. The Corps understands that citizens often have valuable information about the places and resources they value

All comments received will become part of the administrative record and are subject to public release under the Freedom of Information Act, including any personally identifiable information such as name, phone numbers and addresses.

Sarah P. Bennett

Release no. 18-002

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