(1) With the consent of the Governor, the commission may by purchase, when funds on
hand or appropriated therefor are sufficient, or by gift, devise, or otherwise acquire
title in the name of the State of Nebraska to sites situated outside organized municipalities,
except as provided in section 90-404, for additional state parks, hatcheries, recreation grounds, state recreational trails,
wildlife management areas, captive wildlife facilities, and public shooting grounds
and may enter into appropriate contracts with reference thereto, all within the limits
of amounts that may be appropriated, contributed, or available. For these purposes, the commission may enter into appropriate contracts, leases, or
(2) The commission, with the consent of the Governor, may take, receive, and hold,
either in the name of the state or in trust for the state, exempt from taxation, any
grant or devise of lands and any gift or bequest of money or other personal property
made in furtherance of the purposes contemplated by this section and shall have such
funds or the proceeds of such property invested. Such invested funds shall be deposited, used, and expended under the direction of
(3) The commission may make a survey of all lands and areas in the state which are
suitable for state parks, game refuges, or other similar purposes contemplated by
this section and may locate and designate any or all of such lands or areas or parts
thereof and take such action as may tend to preserve or conserve them. The commission shall publish such informational material as it deems necessary and
may, at its discretion, charge appropriate fees therefor.
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