Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-02-08-.01 - NATURAL AREAS
Natural areas are areas possessing scenic; scientific, including biological and geological; and/or recreational values. Natural areas consist of legislatively designated areas that have been established to preserve an area's inherent qualities and/or provide a specialized recreational facility. Each natural area is maintained and operated primarily for the preservation of the particular area or resource. The development of natural areas shall be limited to a few basic physical facilities. Larger structures such as interpretation and visitor centers, staff residences, picnic areas, parking areas and toilet facilities shall be located in specified zones near the major access points, if they cannot be located outside of the natural area. The purpose of these rules is to assure the preservation of natural areas throughout the state and to prevent abuse and misuse of the privileges and facilities provided.
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-201, et seq.; 11-1-101; 11-13-106; and 11-14-104.
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