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Master plan under way for Foster, Green Peter

Corps of Engineers seeks input from residents, recreationists


March 1, 2023

Scott Swanson

Greg Taylor, a fisheries biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, speaks at a meeting hosted by the Corps to get the community involved in the master plan process.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials have begun the process of writing a master plan for Foster and Green Peter reservoirs and at a meeting held in Sweet Home Saturday morning, Feb. 25, they said they want input from local residents and users of the lake.

At the meeting, hosted by the Corps at the Community Center, various USACE officials laid out the parameters for the plan, which will dictate many aspects of how the agency manages the South Santiam River watershed.

Although Corps officials acknowledge that it is time to update the master plan for the watershed – the last one was com...

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