The department may acquire easements for habitat areas by gift or 23
devise or beginning on July 1, 1990, by purchase. The department may, subject to
acquire land for habitat areas by gift, devise or purchase.
AB607, s. 8
23.094 (2m) of the statutes is amended to read:
23.094 (2m) Acquisition of land.
For a stream identified as a priority stream 2
under sub. (2), the department may, subject to s. 23.145,
acquire land adjacent to the 3
stream by gift or devise or by purchase. Whenever possible, the land acquired shall 4
include the area within at least 66 feet from either side of the stream.
AB607, s. 9
23.11 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
Whenever any lands placed by law under the care and supervision of 7
the department are inaccessible because surrounded by lands belonging to 8
individuals or corporations, and whenever in the opinion of the department the 9
usefulness or value of such lands, whether so surrounded or not, will be increased 10
by access thereto over lands not belonging to the state, the department may, subject
11to s. 23.145,
acquire such lands as may be necessary to construct highways that will 12
furnish the needed access.
AB607, s. 10
23.145 of the statutes is created to read:
1423.145 Maximum acreage for state-owned land under the jurisdiction
15of the department. (1)
"Department property" means an area of real property that 16
is owned by the state, that is under the jurisdiction of the department, and that is 17
used for one of the purposes specified in s. 23.09 (2) (d).
The department may not acquire land for a department property if the 19
acquisition will result in the state owning more than the amount of acreage that is 20
department property on the effective date of this subsection .... [revisor inserts date].
AB607, s. 11
23.17 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
23.17 (4) Powers of the department.
The department may, subject to s. 23.145, 23
acquire land for the ice age trail under s. 23.09 (2) (d) 10., and may develop the ice 24
age trail on lands under its ownership along the trail route.
AB607, s. 12
23.196 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) The department may, subject to s. 23.145,
acquire and exchange 2
lands for the establishment of the Willow flowage project. The priority and allocation 3
requirements under s. 23.09 (2dm) do not apply to any acquisition of land under this 4
paragraph for which moneys appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) are expended.
AB607, s. 13
23.27 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
23.27 (4) Natural areas land acquisition; continuing commitment.
It is the 7
intent of the legislature to continue natural areas land acquisition activities from 8
moneys available from the appropriations under ss. 20.370 (7) (fa) and 20.866 (2) (ta), 9
(ts) and (tz), subject to s. 23.145
. This commitment is separate from and in addition 10
to the commitment to acquire natural areas under the Wisconsin natural areas 11
heritage program. Except as provided in s. 23.0915 (2), the department may not 12
expend from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) more than $1,500,000 in each 13
fiscal year for natural areas land acquisition activities under this subsection and for 14
grants for this purpose under s. 23.096.
AB607, s. 14
23.27 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
23.27 (5) Natural areas land acquisition; commitment under the Wisconsin
17natural areas heritage program.
It is the intent of the legislature to initiate 18
additional natural areas land acquisition activities with moneys available from the 19
appropriations under ss. 20.370 (1) (mg) and 20.866 (2) (ta), (tt) and (tz) under the 20
Wisconsin natural areas heritage program, subject to s. 23.145
. This commitment 21
is separate from and in addition to the continuing commitment under sub. (4). 22
Moneys available from the appropriations under ss. 20.370 (1) (mg) and 20.866 (2) 23
(ta), (tt) and (tz) under the Wisconsin natural areas heritage program may not be 24
used to acquire land through condemnation. The department may not acquire land 25
under this subsection unless the land is suitable for dedication under the Wisconsin
natural areas heritage program and upon purchase or as soon after purchase as 2
practicable the department shall take all necessary action to dedicate the land under 3
the Wisconsin natural areas heritage program. Except as provided in s. 23.0915 (2), 4
the department may not expend from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) more 5
than $500,000 in each fiscal year for natural areas land acquisition activities under 6
this subsection and for grants for this purpose under s. 23.096.
AB607, s. 15
27.01 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
27.01 (1) Purpose.
It is declared to be the policy of the legislature, subject to
to acquire, improve, preserve and administer a system of areas to be known 10
as the state parks of Wisconsin. The purpose of the state parks is to provide areas 11
for public recreation and for public education in conservation and nature study. An 12
area may qualify as a state park by reason of its scenery, its plants and wildlife, or 13
its historical, archaeological or geological interest. The department shall be 14
responsible for the selection of a balanced system of state park areas and for the 15
acquisition, development and administration of the state parks. No admission 16
charge shall be made to any state park, except as provided in subs. (7) to (9).
AB607, s. 16
27.01 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Acquire by purchase, lease or agreement lands or waters suitable 19
for state park purposes and may, subject to s. 23.145,
acquire such lands and waters 20
by condemnation after obtaining approval of the senate and assembly committees on 21
AB607, s. 17
28.02 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
28.02 (2) Acquisition.
The department may, subject to s. 23.145,
acquire lands 24
or interest in lands by grant, devise, gift, condemnation or purchase within the 25
boundaries of established state forests or purchase areas; and outside of such
boundaries for forest nurseries, tracts for forestry research or demonstration and for 2
forest protection structures, or for access to such properties. In the case of 3
condemnation the department shall first obtain approval from the appropriate 4
standing committees of each house of the legislature as determined by the presiding 5
AB607, s. 18
29.617 of the statutes is amended to read:
729.617 Public hunting and fishing grounds.
The department may, subject
8to s. 23.145,
acquire, lease, develop and maintain public hunting and fishing 9
grounds. The department may agree to adjust and pay damages arising from the 10
operation of public hunting or fishing grounds.
(1) This act first applies to contracts to acquire land that are entered into on 13
the effective date of this subsection.
(2) This act first applies to gifts, grants, or bequests made to the department 15
on the effective date of this subsection.
This act takes effect on the first day of the 6th month beginning after 18