The purpose of the Shoreline Management Plan is to establish policy; provide guidance for the management and protection of the shoreline; establish and maintain acceptable fish and wildlife habitats; maintain aesthetic quality and natural environment conditions; promote the safe, healthful use of the shoreline for recreational purposes; and achieve a balance between permitted private use and resource protection for general public use.
Factors used in formulating the Shoreline Management Plan included:
- Accommodating the increasing demand for water oriented recreational facilities while limiting the amount of shoreline designated for that purpose.
- Efficiency in administration of all components of the Shoreline Management Plan.
- Limiting the proliferation of individually owned private boat docks by providing for the expansion of marina boat storage through satellite concession operations. Community docks may also be a viable alternative in those instances or at those locations where satellite concession docks are not practical.
- The ownership of property adjoining Pomme de Terre Project land does not convey any special rights or privileges to use government property.
- The Shoreline Management Plan should not create an undue hardship on individual or private industries dependent upon private recreation facilities.
- Private floating facilities should be designed, constructed, and maintained so that they are structurally sound and do not pose a threat to the recreating public, project resources, or esthetics.
- Vegetative modification of project land should be closely controlled to limit infringement upon natural resources and wildlife habitat management programs.