The legislature finds that the development of certain areas of the state possessing important
historic, cultural, or esthetic values, or natural systems which perform functions of greater than
local significance, could result in irreversible damage to these resources, decrease their value and
utility for public purposes, or unreasonably endanger life and property. The legislature therefore
determines that the state should identify these areas of critical concern and assist and cooperate
with local units of government in the preparation of plans and regulations for the wise use
of these areas.
History: 1973 c 752 s 2