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6105.0070 PROCEDURE FOR INCLUDING A RIVER: MANAGEMENT PLANS.

Subpart 1.

In general.

For each river proposed to be included in the wild and scenic rivers system, the commissioner shall prepare a management plan. The plan shall:

A.

give emphasis to the preservation and protection of the area's scenic, recreational, natural, historic, and similar values;

B.

place no unreasonable restrictions upon compatible, preexisting, economic uses of particular tracts of land.

Subp. 2.

Contents of plan.

Each management plan shall include:

A.

The proposed classification of the river or appropriate segments.

B.

The proposed land use district boundaries which shall not exceed 320 acres per each mile of river on both sides (not each side) of the river.

C.

The proposed methods for preserving the river and its adjacent lands.

Land use controls, applied through local zoning ordinances, will be employed to preserve and protect the values of the river which justified its selection and classification.

Scenic easements or fee title to land may be acquired when preservation dictates stricter limits on shoreland development than land use controls can impose.

Fee ownership, or, when sufficient, use easements, may be acquired for campsites, accesses, launch areas, trails, and other public uses of land.

The commissioner can acquire fee and lesser interests in land by purchase, grant, gift, devise, exchange, or lease.

D.

The proposed regulations for local land use control. These shall be consistent with the river classification, but may differ from the standards and criteria of parts 6105.0010 to 6105.0250 to the extent necessary to take account of the particular attributes of the area.

E.

The proposed regulations, if any, for water surface use of the river.

F.

The proposed plan for recreational management within the land use district.

G.

The proposed plan for administration of the management plan.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 104.34

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008