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For the purposes of Sections 49-5-141 through 49-5-157, the following words shall have the meaning ascribed herein unless the context shall otherwise require:
(a) “Commission” means the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
(b) “Committee” or “Wildlife Heritage Committee” means the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
(c) “Dedicate” means the transfer to the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks of any estate, interest or right in any natural area to be held for the people of Mississippi in a manner provided in Section 49-5-155.
(d) “Natural area” means an area of land, water or air, or combination thereof, which contains an element of the state's natural diversity, including, but not limited to, individual plant or animal life, natural geological areas, habitats of endangered or threatened species, ecosystems or any other area of unique ecological, scientific or educational interest.
(e) “Natural area preserve” means a natural area which is voluntarily dedicated.
(f) “Register” means the act of agreement between the owner of a natural area and the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks for designation of the natural area and for its placement on the register of natural areas by voluntary agreement between the owner of the natural area and the commission.
(g) “Register of natural areas” means a listing of natural areas which are being managed by the owner of the natural area according to the rules and regulations of the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 49. Conservation and Ecology § 49-5-147. Definitions - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-49-conservation-and-ecology/ms-code-sect-49-5-147/
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