Fee title acquisition from willing sellers is recommended in those areas where recreational sites are needed, as identified in part 6105.1640.
Scenic easement acquisition from willing sellers is recommended in those areas having outstanding scenic, natural, or similar values and in areas with high development potential.
Other forms of acquisition, such as use easements, leases, land exchange, or gifts may be substituted for the recommended acquisition when such purchases further the policies of parts 6105.1550 to 6105.1700 and Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.305.
The DNR shall consider leasing rest areas for an initial five-year period, with the option for longer leasing or purchase after that period.
Land or interests in land will be acquired from willing sellers, as provided for in Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.331.
The commissioner of natural resources shall not request or use condemnation to acquire lands in the Cannon River land use district through the wild and scenic rivers program.
June 11, 2008