07 NCAC 13H .0103          DEFINITIONS AS USED IN THIS SUBCHAPTER

In addition to the definitions in G.S. 143B-135.254, the following terms shall apply to this Subchapter:

(1)           "Natural diversity" means the native plant and animal species, geological features, plant communities, ecosystem types, and other natural features.

(2)           "Natural Heritage Areas List" means a list of those natural areas recommended by the Natural Heritage Program, pursuant to G.S. 143B-135.256(7), that are of special importance to the maintenance of the state's natural diversity and that may warrant protection by registration or dedication.

(3)           A "natural community" means any area with a recognizable and reoccurring assemblage of plants, animals, bacteria, and fungal species naturally associated with each other and their physical environment.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-135.254; 143B-135.256;

Eff. April 4, 1979;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1988; January 1, 1986; October 1, 1984; August 30, 1980;

Readopted Eff. March 1, 2017;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12H .0103 Eff. April 1, 2017.