New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:8a-39 - Considerations In Acquisition And Development Of Lands And In Grants To Assist Local Units

13:8A-39. Considerations in acquisition and development of lands and in grants to assist local units
In acquiring and developing lands and making grants to assist local units to acquire and develop lands the commissioner shall:

a. Seek to achieve a reasonable balance among all areas of the State in consideration of the relative adequacy of area recreation and conservation facilities at the time and the relative anticipated future needs for additional recreation and conservation facilities;

b. Insofar as practicable, limit acquisition to predominantly open and natural land and minimize the cost of acquisition and the subsequent expense necessary to develop such land for recreation and conservation purposes;

c. Wherever possible, select land for acquisition which is suitable for multiple recreation and conservation purposes;

d. Give due consideration to coordination with the plans of other departments of State Government with respect to land use or acquisition;

e. Avoid acquisition of lands actively devoted to agriculture whenever possible and in lieu thereof, whenever feasible, development rights, conservation easements and other interests less than a fee simple shall be acquired;

L.1975, c. 155, s. 5, eff. July 15, 1975.

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