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SECTION 57-0117
Dedications to the Long Island Pine Barrens preserve; legislative protection
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 57, TITLE 1
§ 57-0117. Dedications to the Long Island Pine Barrens preserve;

legislative protection.

1. The commissioner shall maintain a record of the boundaries of the
lands which have been dedicated to the Long Island Pine Barrens preserve
in text and depicted on a map.

2. Land owned by the state within the Long Island Pine Barrens
maritime reserve may be dedicated to be part of the Long Island Pine
Barrens preserve by the action of the commissioner or the commissioner
of parks, recreation and historic preservation, or by action of the
legislature.

3. Land owned by a local government within the Long Island Pine
Barrens maritime reserve may be dedicated to the Long Island Pine
Barrens preserve by the action of its local legislative body.

4. Land owned by private individuals within the Long Island Pine
Barrens maritime reserve may be dedicated to be part of the Long Island
Pine Barrens preserve by the execution of a conservation easement.

5. Land in the core preservation area which come in the public domain
shall be deemed to be dedicated to the Long Island Pine Barrens
Preserve.

6. Except for the core preservation area which shall be deemed to be
dedicated to the preserve, the council shall review and must approve
each dedication of land to the preserve.

7. No publicly owned real property, dedicated to the Long Island Pine
Barrens preserve, shall be alienated except by law enacted by two
successive regular sessions of the legislature, but easements for public
water supply purposes may be maintained consistent with local
ordinances.

8. The council shall have no authority to manage any private land
unless such land has been voluntarily dedicated pursuant to this title
or the owner has executed a voluntary written agreement with the council
authorizing the specific management actions taken.

9. Nothing contained in this title shall affect any previous
dedication of state land to the State Nature and Historic preserve. Any
state land dedicated to the Long Island Pine Barrens preserve may also
be dedicated to the State Nature and Historic preserve.