§ 57-0117. Dedications to the Long Island Pine Barrens preserve; legislative protection.
 
1. The commissioner shall maintain a record of the boundaries of the lands which have been dedicated to the Long Island Pine Barrens preserve in text and depicted on a map.
 
2. Land owned by the state within the Long Island Pine Barrens maritime reserve may be dedicated to be part of the Long Island Pine Barrens preserve by the action of the commissioner or the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation, or by action of the legislature.
 
3. Land owned by a local government within the Long Island Pine Barrens maritime reserve may be dedicated to the Long Island Pine Barrens preserve by the action of its local legislative body.
 
4. Land owned by private individuals within the Long Island Pine Barrens maritime reserve may be dedicated to be part of the Long Island Pine Barrens preserve by the execution of a conservation easement.
 
5. Land in the core preservation area which come in the public domain shall be deemed to be dedicated to the Long Island Pine Barrens Preserve.
 
6. Except for the core preservation area which shall be deemed to be dedicated to the preserve, the council shall review and must approve each dedication of land to the preserve.
 
7. No publicly owned real property, dedicated to the Long Island Pine Barrens preserve, shall be alienated except by law enacted by two successive regular sessions of the legislature, but easements for public water supply purposes may be maintained consistent with local ordinances.
 
8. The council shall have no authority to manage any private land unless such land has been voluntarily dedicated pursuant to this article or the owner has executed a voluntary written agreement with the council authorizing the specific management actions taken.
 
9. Nothing contained in this article shall affect any previous dedication of state land to the State Nature and Historic preserve. Any state land dedicated to the Long Island Pine Barrens preserve may also be dedicated to the State Nature and Historic preserve.