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N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

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Land and Water Stewardship - Legislation

Land and Water Stewardship

Enabling Legislation and Authority

The Office of Land and Water Stewardship operates under the authority provided by:

  • Natural Heritage Program (G.S. §113A-164 Nature Preserves Act) Link 
  • Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program (Governor’s Executive Order #122, SEC. 320 [responding to 33 U.S.C. §1251]) Link
  • Clean Water Management Trust Fund (G.S. Article 18; Chapter 113A) Link
  • Conservation Incentives Program (G.S. §105-130.34; G.S. §105-151.12; GS §113A-230 - 235) Link
  • Stewardship Program (GS §113A-233) Link
  • Coastal Habitat Protection Plan (G.S §43B-279.8) Fisheries Reform Act of 1997 (S.L. 1997-400) Link
  • Western North Carolina Public Lands Council (G.S.§143B-324.2) Link
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