§2607. Natural areas; designation

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/083/02607
Published: 2015

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

083

:
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTS, PARKS AND RECREATION






Subchapter

001
:
GENERAL PROVISIONS










 

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2607. Natural areas; designation

(a) The

commissioner, with the approval of the governor, may designate and set aside

areas in the state forests and state parks as natural areas.

(b)

"Natural areas" means limited areas of land which have retained their

wilderness character, although not necessarily completely natural and

undisturbed, or have rare or vanishing species of plant or animal life or

similar features of interest which are worthy of preservation for the use of

present and future residents of the state and may include unique ecological,

geological, scenic and contemplative recreational areas on state lands.

(c) Land uses

and practices in natural areas shall be subject to regulations of the

department to carry out the purposes of this chapter to manage or maintain the

areas for the preservation of their natural condition. Areas so designated may

be removed from such designation only by approval of the governor following

public notice and hearing. (Added 1977, No. 253 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)
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