ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is revising the Trinidad Lake Master Plan (MP). The USACE defines the MP 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 defines “how” it will manage the resources for public use and resource conservation. The current MP, last approved in 1975, needs revision to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends, and the USACE management policy.
A public meeting will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on August 18, 2022, in the Pioneer Room of the Sullivan Center, Trinidad State College - 600 Prospect, Trinidad, CO 81082.
The public meeting will provide attendees with information regarding the revision content and process and a general schedule. Attendees can view current land use classification maps and ask USACE staff questions.
Key topics to be discussed in the revised MP include revised land use classifications; new natural and recreational resource management objectives; recreation facility needs; and special issues such as invasive species management and threatened and endangered species habitat.
A 30-day public comment period will begin August 18, 2022, and end September 17, 2022. The public can send comments, suggestions, and concerns during this time. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the MP. Information provided at the open house, including the existing MP, may be viewed on the Albuquerque District website at the following link beginning August 18, 2022: https://www.spa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/Trinidad-Lake/Master-Plan
Comments can be submitted in writing at the scheduled open house; mailed to Kim Falen, Trinidad Lake Manager, 10950 County Rd 18.3 Trinidad, CO 81082-8904; or sent via email to: Trinidad@usace.army.mil
About the Albuquerque District: The Albuquerque District covers all of New Mexico, about a third of Colorado, and one-fifth of Texas. Visit the Albuquerque District website at: http://www.spa.usace.army.mil and Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/albuquerquedistrict Follow Trinidad Lake on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TrinidadLakeUSACE