section .0300 dedication of nature preserves



The State may accept the dedication of nature preserves on lands deemed by the Secretary to qualify as "outstanding natural areas," based on the criteria of eligibility as set forth in Rule .0202 of this Subchapter. The Secretary shall recommend to the Governor and Council of State, through the Director of the State Property Office in the Department of Administration, that an area be dedicated as a nature preserve. Dedication of a preserve becomes effective only upon acceptance of Articles of Dedication by the Governor and Council of State. Articles of Dedication shall be recorded in the county or counties where the nature preserve is located, in the State Property Office and in the office of the Natural Heritage Program.


History Note: Authority G.S. 143B-135.252; 143B-135.256; 143B-135.260; 146-26;

Eff. August 30, 1980;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1986; October 1, 1984;

Readopted Eff. March 1, 2017;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12H .0301 Eff. April 1, 2017.