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SECTION 57-0103
Legislative declaration
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 57, TITLE 1
§ 57-0103. Legislative declaration.

The legislature hereby declares it to be in the public interest to
protect and manage the Pine Barrens-Peconic Bay system, in the county of
Suffolk, by establishing a Long Island Pine Barrens maritime reserve. It
is further in the public interest to establish a council made up of
representatives of state and local governments and private citizens to
prepare a comprehensive management plan and make recommendations to
preserve, protect and enhance the natural, recreational, economic and
educational values of the region, which the state and local governments
may adopt. In addition, it is further in the public interest to
establish a commission made up of a governor's appointee, the county
executive of Suffolk county and the supervisors of the towns of
Brookhaven, Riverhead and Southampton to prepare, oversee and
participate in the implementation of a comprehensive land use plan for
the Central Pine Barrens area to guide development therein in a manner
suitable to the needs for preservation of the core preservation area and
compatible growth and development in the compatible growth area.