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17 Pa. Code § 17.2. State Parks Natural Area definition.

§ 17.2. State Parks Natural Area definition.

 A Natural Area is an area within a State Park of unique scenic, geologic or ecological value which will be maintained in a natural condition by allowing physical and biological processes to operate, usually without direct human intervention. These areas are set aside to:

   (1)  Provide locations for scientific observation of natural systems.

   (2)  Protect examples of typical and unique plant and animal communities.

   (3)  Protect outstanding examples of natural interest and beauty.


   The provisions of this §  17.2 adopted August 20, 1993, effective August 21, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 3943.

Cross References

   This section cited in 17 Pa. Code §  17.201 (relating to definitions).

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