07 NCAC 13H .0304          BUFFER AREAS

(a)  For the purpose of protecting a nature preserve, adjoining land that is not otherwise suitable for dedication as a nature preserve may be dedicated as a buffer area in the same manner as a nature preserve under this Section.  A buffer area, where possible, shall help protect the site against adverse effects from use and development of adjacent land. The buffer area may be included in the designated area but need not itself possess eligibility criteria.

(b)  Provisions in the Articles of Dedication for the management, use, development, and public access of the buffer area may differ from those used for the adjacent nature preserve.


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

Eff. January 1, 1986;

Readopted Eff. March 1, 2017;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12H .0304 Eff. April 1, 2017.