SUBCHAPTER 7O ‑ NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL RESERVE

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

 

15A NCAC 07O .0101      STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The principal purposes of the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and supporting programs are to:

(1)           preserve coastal ecosystems representative of the various biogeographic regions and typologies in North Carolina and to make them available for continuous future study of the processes, functions, and influences which shape and sustain the coastal ecosystems;

(2)           provide new information on coastal ecosystem processes to decisionmakers as a basis for the promotion of sound management of coastal resources;

(3)           provide a focal point for educational activities that increase the public awareness and understanding of coastal ecosystems, effects of man on them, and the importance of the coastal systems to the state and the Nation;

(4)           accommodate traditional recreational activities, commercial fishing, and other uses of the Reserve as long as they do not disturb the Reserve environment and are compatible with the research and educational activities taking place there.

 

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

Eff. July 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1988.