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     76-13-101. Purpose. (1) (a) It is the purpose of part 2 and this part to provide for:
     (i) the protection and conservation of natural resources, range, and water; and
     (ii) the prevention of soil erosion.
     (b) It is further the purpose of part 2 and this part to more adequately promote and facilitate the cooperation, financial and otherwise, between the state and public and private agencies that are associated in the work.
     (2) To achieve the conservation of natural and watershed resources, the legislature encourages the use of best management practices in timber sale planning, associated road construction and reconstruction, timber harvesting, site preparation, and related activities and establishes a process to ensure that information on best management practices is provided to owners and operators engaged in forest practices on private land.

     History: En. 28-101.1 by Sec. 1, Ch. 253, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 28-101.1; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 423, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 336, L. 2007.

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