Agriculture and Forestry

Soil Conservation


§ 2-4-2. Definitions.

"Associate Director" means a designated representative of any community who serves to advise and consult with the board of directors of a district.

(2) "Committee" or "state conservation committee" means the agency created in § 2-4-3. All references in this chapter to "state conservation committee", "state committee", or "committee" shall be deemed to be references to "state conservation committee".

(3) "Conservation" includes conservation, improvement, maintenance, preservation, protection and use, and the control and prevention of floodwater and sediment damages, and the safe disposal of water.

(4) "Director" means one of the members of the governing body of a district, appointed or elected in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(5) "District" or "conservation district" means a subdivision of the state conservation committee, and a quasi public corporation organized in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, for the purposes, with the powers, and subject to the restrictions set forth. All districts created under this chapter shall be known as conservation districts and shall have all the powers and duties set out in this chapter. All references in this chapter to "districts" shall be deemed to be references to "conservation districts".

(6) "Land occupier" or "occupier of land" includes any person, firm or corporation holding title to, or in possession of, any lands lying within a district organized under the provisions of this chapter, whether as owner, renter, lessee, tenant, town, municipality or otherwise.

(7) "Renewable natural resources", "natural resources", or "resources" includes land, soil, water, vegetation, trees, fish, wildlife, streams, rivers, natural beauty, scenery, and open space.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 2-4-2; P.L. 1972, ch. 173, § 2; P.L. 1985, ch. 179, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 163, § 1.)