2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Natural Area Preserves (language only)

Item C-26 #1c

Item C-26 #1c

Natural Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation


Page 496, after line 25, insert:

"It is the intent of the General Assembly that any acquisitions by gift, transfer or purchase be limited, consistent with the authorization contained in Item 365, to property within or contiguous to The Cedars, Cowbane Prairie, Grayson Glads, Bald Knob, Deep Run Ponds, Redrock Mountain, Buffalo Mountain, Antioch Pines, Magothy Bay and the Pinnacles Natural Area Preserves.  In addition, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is authorized to accept donations of property within Stafford County contiguous to existing Natural Area Preserves."


(This amendment authorizes the use of Department of Conservation and Recreation nongeneral funds for the acquisition of in-holding and contiguous parcels at 10 existing Natural Area Preserves and authorizes the acceptance of donated property contiguous to an existing Natural Area Preserve.)