WEST VIRGINIA CODE
WVC 5 B- 2 G- 6
§5B-2G-6. West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund -
The board shall, on behalf of the fund:
(a) Disseminate information regarding land conservation and
promote the conservation of land.
(b) Develop and implement additional guidelines and
procedures, consistent with the purposes of this chapter, as
necessary to implement this chapter.
(c) Seek and apply for funds from federal, state and private
sources to carry out its purpose as provided in this chapter.
(d) From moneys received from the recording fee in accordance
with section ten, article one, chapter fifty-nine of this code, to:
(1) Make available to the West Virginia Division of Natural
Resources fifty percent of the moneys so received by the fund, for
the division to acquire interests in real property for conservation
purposes in perpetuity in keeping with the West Virginia Wildlife
Conservation Action Plan or other conservation plans developed by
the division, provided that the board approves any acquisitions.
The division may agree to permit the fund to retain any or all of
this fifty percent to remain in the fund to be used as payment of
debt service and other costs associated with revenue bonds on the
fund's behalf by the Economic Development Authority in accordance
with the provisions of this article;
(2) Ensure that the remaining fifty percent of the moneys so
received by the fund are used for competitive grants in accordance with this article or used as payment of debt service and other
costs associated with revenue bonds on the fund's behalf by the
Economic Development Authority in accordance with the provisions of
this article, the proceeds of which shall also be used for
(e) Prepare and file electronically with the Governor's office
and with the Legislature by the thirty-first day of August of each
year a report that accounts for fund receipts and disbursals and
sets forth a list and description of all grants approved and all
acquisitions of interests in real property obtained with moneys
from the fund during the current year, including the recipients of
the grants, the amounts and the public benefits of the interests in
real property acquired.
(f) Propose legislative rules in accordance with the
provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to
carry out its purposes and programs, to include specifically the
qualifications and procedures relating to its awarding of grants.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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