32 P.S. § 5005 - Acquisition of interests in real property

Cite as:32 P.S. § 5005
Currency:Current through P.A. Acts 2018-133
 
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(a) The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, may acquire any interest in real property by purchase, contract, condemnation, gift, devise or otherwise, for any of the following purposes:

(1) To protect and conserve water resources and watersheds;

(2) To protect and conserve forests and land being used to produce timber crops;

(3) To protect an existing or planned park, forest, wildlife preserve, nature reserve or other recreation or conservation site by controlling the use of contiguous or nearby lands in order to protect the scenic, aesthetic or watershed values of the site;

(4) To protect and conserve natural or scenic resources, including but not limited to soils, beaches, streams, flood plains or marshes;

(5) To protect scenic areas for public visual enjoyment from public rights of way;

(6) To preserve sites of historic, geologic or botanic interest;

(7) To promote sound, cohesive, and efficient land development by preserving open spaces between communities;

(8) To limit the use of the real property so as to achieve open space benefits by reselling real property acquired in fee simple, subject to restrictive covenants or easements limiting the use thereof for the purposes specified in clauses (1) through (7) hereof.

(b) The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Department of Agriculture, may acquire any interest in real property by purchase, contract, gift, or devise for any of the following purposes:

(1) To protect and conserve farmland;

(2) To protect and conserve water resources and watersheds;

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