07 NCAC 13I .0202           SITE EVALUATION

In assessing natural features, each site shall be evaluated with respect to:

(1)           presence of natural features, not adequately represented in other protected natural areas;

(2)           diversity of native flora and fauna;

(3)           quality and condition of natural features;

(4)           viability and self‑sufficiency of the natural ecosystem when properly managed;

(5)           extent to which past disturbances have altered the natural features;

(6)           degree of vulnerability to disturbances and encroachments;

(7)           capability of being managed so as to protect and maintain natural conditions;

(8)           compatibility of protective management practices with current use of adjacent lands;

(9)           scientific and educational value.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑3; 113‑8; 143B‑10; 143B‑135.16;

Eff. August 15, 1981;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12I .0202 Eff. April 1, 2017;

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