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17 Pa. Code § 44.2. Designation.

§ 44.2. Designation.

 (a)  Offers of land donations to the Department will be reviewed by a Department team to determine acceptance and assignment to either the Bureau of State Parks or the Bureau of Forestry. The team will consider characteristics of the land under §  44.3 (relating to consideration of land for designation), costs of management of the land, benefits to the Department and benefits to the public.

 (b)  Depending on the designation at the time of acquisition, a conservation area will be considered as either a State park or a State forest for the purpose of applicability of statutes and regulations.

 (c)  To provide the donor with an opportunity to participate in conservation efforts, the Department may accept restrictive covenants in the deed of conveyance.

 (d)  Designation as a conservation area will be made by letter to the donor accepting the gift. The letter will be signed by the Secretary. It will describe a purpose, characteristic or feature of the land upon which the designation of conservation area is based.

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