07 NCAC 13I .0203            SIGNIFICANCE

(a)  Natural areas selected to be brought into the state parks and recreation system by purchase or gift shall be those which possess natural features of statewide significance.  Only areas of high natural or scenic quality or exceptional scientific and educational value shall be considered for acquisition.

(b)  Where appropriate, natural areas worthy of permanent preservation but which are of less than statewide significance may be designated on lands already administered by the Division of Parks and Recreation to protect, preserve, and maintain one or more of the natural features listed in Rule .0201 of this Subchapter.

 

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

Eff. August 15, 1981;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12I .0203 Eff. April 1, 2017.