The Department’s acquisition program focuses on three core areas: natural resources, cultural resources and recreational opportunities. The most acreage acquired is for natural resource purposes. Normally, these acquisitions include significant contributions by other agencies and nonprofits. Currently, the overall goal is to protect and sustain the most important natural resources within the State Park System. This is accomplished by acquiring linkages (connection key parks to other protected areas), lands within the keystone watersheds, and true and effective buffers.

Acquisition Guidelines 2008-09 Natural Resources and Sustainable Ecosystems (pdf)

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