(a)  A person shall not remove, possess, or disturb any plant, fungus, mineral, living or dead wild animal, or the products thereof, or any archeological or cultural resource or artifact in any park area except as otherwise provided in this Section.

(b)  Harassing, or intentionally disturbing wildlife and their nesting, breeding or other activities is prohibited.

(c)  The placement or distribution of agricultural products, natural or processed foods, or any other item for the purpose of attracting or feeding any wildlife is prohibited.

(d)  A person shall not collect any natural or cultural resources or artifacts from any park area except as authorized by a research activity permit. A research activity permit for collections shall be issued only to a representative of a scientific educational institution, non-profit agency or a State or Federal agency for the purpose of research, baseline inventories, monitoring, impact analysis, group study, or museum display when the superintendent determines that the collection is necessary to the stated scientific or resource management goals of the institution or agency and that all applicable Federal and State permits have been acquired and that the intended use of the specimens and their final disposal is in accordance with applicable law. Application for research activity permits shall be made as provided by Rule .0104 of this Subchapter. A research activity permit for personal or commercial purposes is prohibited.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-135.16;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff: May 1, 2010; January 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12B .0201 Eff. April 1, 2017;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018.