[173A‑2.6] Land acquisition priorities. In advising the department and the board, the commission shall give the following lands priority in its recommendations for acquisitions:

(1) Lands having exceptional value due to the presence of:

(A) Unique aesthetic resources;

(B) Unique and valuable cultural or archaeological resources; or

(C) Habitats for threatened or endangered species of flora, fauna, or aquatic resources;

(2) Lands that are in imminent danger of development;

(3) Lands that are in imminent danger of being modified, changed, or used in a manner to diminish its value;

(4) Lands providing critical habitats for threatened or endangered species that are in imminent danger of being harmed or negatively impacted;

(5) Lands containing cultural or archaeological sites or resources that are in danger of theft or destruction; and

(6) Lands that are unique and productive agricultural lands. [L 2006, c 254, pt of 1]

 

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