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Effective - 28 Aug 2002

254.020. Definitions. — As used in this chapter, the following words mean:

(1) "Best management practices", forest management practices, as defined by the commission in consultation with the clean water commission, that ensure protection of water quality;

(2) "Commission", the conservation commission of Missouri being responsible for the control, management, restoration, conservation, and regulation of the bird, fish, game, forestry, and all wildlife resources of the state is* therefore vested the responsibilities for the administration of this chapter in conformance with Sections 40 to 46 of Article IV of the Constitution of Missouri; and the words "rules and regulations" shall mean those made by the commission pursuant thereto;

(3) "Conservation commission fund", only the moneys arising from the additional sales and use taxes provided for in Section 43(a) of Article IV of the Constitution of Missouri;

(4) "Forest croplands", those lands devoted exclusively to growing wood and timber, except for such other uses as shall be approved by the commission by regulations and which are tendered to the commission by any person and accepted and classified by the commission as such; and the commission shall prescribe the terms and conditions of such tender, acceptance and classification;

(5) "Person", any individual, male or female, singular or plural, of whatever age. The term person shall include and refer to any owner, grantee, lessee, licensee, permittee, firm, association, copartnership, corporation, municipality or county, as the context may require;

(6) "Precommercial forestry activities", proper forest management activities, as defined by the commission, that do not generate an immediate profit for the landowner;

(7) "State forester", the administrative head of the state forestry program;

(8) "Sustainable forestry principles", forest management activities, as defined by the commission, that ensure efficient use and continued availability of forest resources.


(L. 1945 p. 672 § 3, A.L. 1974 H.B. 1210, A.L. 1981 H.B. 308, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1348)

*Word "are" appears in original rolls.

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