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      RS 56:1864     


§1864.  Powers and duties of department

The department shall have the following powers and duties:

(1)  To utilize inventory data compiled by the Louisiana Natural Heritage Program of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries concerning the natural areas of the state.  

(2)  To accept on behalf of the people of Louisiana any right, title, or interest to any natural area.  

(3)  To establish and maintain a register of natural areas.  

(4)  To enter into agreements to register natural areas.  

(5)  To enter into agreements to provide for the department to have a first option to purchase any natural area.  

(6)  To select natural areas for placement on the register of natural areas or for dedication as a natural area preserve, or both.  

(7)  To provide for the management and preservation of natural area preserves in accordance with the provisions set forth in the dedication which establish the natural area as a natural area preserve.  

(8)  To cooperate with any agency of the United States, the state of Louisiana and any other state, any political subdivision of this state and with private persons or organizations to implement the provisions of this Part.  

(9)  To discharge any other duty or action necessary to implement the provisions of this Part.  

Acts 1987, No. 324, §1, eff. July 6, 1987.  

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