Stewardship Policy
V. Construction Activities


A. Access Pathways

  1. The construction of a pathway across the Yadkin-Managed Buffer to the reservoir shoreline is allowed by permit only and must not commence until a written permit is granted. Pathways should be constructed to minimize the number of trees and the amount of vegetation to be removed. Pathways constructed on the Yadkin-Managed Buffer and/or within the 100-foot forested setback must meet the following specifications:
    1. Pathways must be no wider than 6 feet.
    2. Pathways must be constructed of pressure-treated wood, gravel, or uncemented brick, rock, stone, or paving blocks.
  2. Those applying for a permit to construct a pathway must provide Yadkin with the following information:
    1. A map or sketch of the adjoining property showing the location of the proposed pathway, including the Yadkin-Managed Buffer, if present.
    2. The location of trees and vegetation to be removed.
    3. Materials to be used in construction.

B. Structures

  1. 1. Construction of private piers and multi-use facilities may be permitted as outlined in the Specifications for Private Recreation Facilities or Multi-use Procedures, respectively. Construction of any other structures in the reservoirs, along the reservoir shoreline below the normal full-pool elevation of the reservoir, or on the Yadkin-Managed Buffer is prohibited.
  2. New houses and other buildings on a permanent foundation located in a subdivision platted and recorded on or after July 1, 1999 must comply with the 100-foot forested setback requirement set forth in Section III.A.5, above.

C. Roads / Boat Launch Ramps

  1. Construction of roads of any sort along the reservoir shoreline or on the Yadkin-Managed Buffer is prohibited without Yadkin’s written permission.
  2. Construction of private boat launching facilities is prohibited, except as may be permitted under the Multi-use Procedures.