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17 Pa. Code § 27.1. Background.

§ 27.1. Background.

 (a)  The Department has long recognized the value and need for setting aside unusual or interesting areas of Commonwealth forest land. In 1921, certain areas were set aside as Forest Monuments. In December of 1970, the State Forest Commission changed the name State Forest Monuments to State Forest Natural Areas and created a new class of Commonwealth forest land called Wild Areas. The Commission defined each class, established guidelines to govern the administration of each, and then approved the designation and setting aside of 13 Natural Areas and one Wild Area.

 (b)  To establish official policy for designating State forest areas as Natural Areas or Wild Areas, or removing these areas from designation, the Department has adopted the procedure set forth in §  27.5 (relating to procedure).


   The provisions of this §  27.1 adopted April 4, 1975, effective April 5, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 721; amended December 4, 1992, effective December 5, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 5784. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (145092).

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