07 NCAC 13I .0303           CONSERVATION AREAS

Natural areas not otherwise identified as scientific areas or interpretive areas shall be classified as conservation areas. Conservation areas shall remain in their natural and undeveloped state but, where appropriate, may accommodate primitive camping facilities, equestrian trails, bicycle trails, and other compatible facilities in keeping with the preservation theme. Any or all uses, activities, and facilities shall be subject to restriction where they conflict with conservation needs. Conservation areas may be designated to provide buffer protection for scientific and interpretive areas or be established as separate and independent natural areas.


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

Eff. August 15, 1981;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1984;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12I .0303 Eff. April 1, 2017;

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