1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Environmental Conservation
  4. Article 9: Lands and Forests
  5. Title 3: Use of Lands and Forests


Section 9-0303 Restrictions on use of state lands

Environmental Conservation (ENV)

  In order to protect the state lands described in this article the following provisions shall apply:

  1. Trees or timber. Except as provided in subdivision 2 of section 9-0107 and in sections 9-0501 through 9-0507 of this article no person shall cut, remove, injure, destroy or cause to be cut, removed, injured or destroyed any trees or timber or other property thereon or enter upon such lands with intent to do so.

  2. Structures. No building shall be erected, used or maintained upon state lands except under permits from the department.

  3. Agricultural use. No person shall use any portion of the forest preserve for agricultural purposes, nor shall cattle or domestic animals of any kind be permitted to graze thereon.

  4. Deposit rubbish. No person shall deposit or leave on state lands any rubbish or other waste material.

  5. Transfer or lease. No person shall lease, transfer or accept any lease or transfer of any lands in the forest preserve or of any improvements thereon.

  6. Disposal of improvements. The department may dispose of any improvements upon state lands under such conditions as it deems to be to the public interest.

  7. Removal of materials generally. No person shall remove any material belonging to the state from the state lands without the authorization of the department.