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88.53 LAND HELD AS AUXILIARY FOREST; AMOUNT, DISPOSAL AFTER CEASING TO BE AUXILIARY FOREST.

Subdivision 1.Time for disposal.

Any corporation, association, or organization may acquire and hold any amount of land without restriction and without limit as to acreage or quantity for the purpose of including same within and holding same as an auxiliary forest under the provisions of sections 88.47 to 88.53. When the same shall cease to be an auxiliary forest the owners shall have five years within which to dispose of the land, any provisions of general law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Subd. 2.Rules.

The director shall make rules and adopt and prescribe such forms and procedure as shall be necessary in carrying out the provisions of sections 88.47 to 88.53; and the director and every county board, county recorder, registrar of titles, assessor, tax collector, and every other person in official authority having any duties to perform under or growing out of sections 88.47 to 88.53 are hereby severally vested with full power and authority to enforce such rules, employ help and assistance, acquire and use equipment and supplies, or do any other act or thing reasonably necessary to the proper performance of duties under or arising from the administration and enforcement of sections 88.47 to 88.53. It shall be the duty of the director to cause periodic inspections to be made of all auxiliary forests for the purpose of determining whether contract and statutory provisions relative thereto are being complied with.

Subd. 3.Application.

Auxiliary forests shall be subject to all applicable provisions of sections 88.03 to 88.21, except as expressly provided otherwise in sections 88.47 to 88.53.