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12.8.102    STATE PARKS

(1) Purpose. To provide high-quality recreation experience distinctive and notable enough to attract people on a state, regional, or national basis.

(2) Description. Open-space areas of unique scenery or other outstanding natural features of an aesthetic, historical, geological, archaeological, or scientific nature. State parks will be selected on the basis of these inherent characteristics without regard to geographic location.

(3) Development and management. Development of roads and desirable facilities will be planned with precise and sensitive regard for all natural features and without impingement upon the visitors' aesthetic and intellectual sensibilities. Management will be directed toward retention of state parks in as near a natural condition as possible, without impairment of ecological features and values.

History: 23-1-102, MCA; IMP, 23-1-102, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72.

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