The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District, is revising the Stillhouse Hollow Lake Master Plan. The Master Plan is intended to serve as a comprehensive land and recreational management plan with a life span of 25 years. The Plan guides the stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the provision of outdoor recreation facilities with opportunities to ensure sustainability of federal land associated with Stillhouse Hollow Lake.
About Stillhouse Hollow Lake
Stillhouse Hollow Lake, (formally Lampasas Lake) was authorized by the Flood Control Act 03 September 1954 (Public Law (PL) 83-780) for the purpose of flood control, water conservation storage, recreation, and fish and wildlife enhancement. The name of the lake was changed by PL 86-307 from ‘Lampasas” to ‘Stillhouse Hollow.’ Stillhouse Hollow Lake is currently a multipurpose water resources project operated by USACE that includes balancing the needs of the surrounding population, visitors, and the ecological system. The lake, located on the Lampasas River, is also managed for public recreation and environmental stewardship, including fish and wildlife conservation.
What is a Master Plan?
The Master Plan is the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all recreational, natural, and cultural resources of the lake throughout the life of the water resources project.
Why Revise the Stillhouse Hollow Master Plan?
The current Master Plan for Stillhouse Hollow Lake was last updated in 1970. The Plan and the land classifications are in need of revision to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends and USACE 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. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the Master Plan.
March 12, 2020