The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources shall have jurisdiction over and control of all unused lands, so long as they remain such, and shall look after and protect such lands from depredation so far as may be possible and shall recommend to the Governor or to the department or institution to which the use of said lands is devoted, from time to time, the policy to be adopted in regard to said lands, which in its opinion will be most conducive to the interests of the state or of the department or institution to which said lands belong or pertain.

(Acts 1927, No. 635, p. 725, §5; Code 1940, T. 8, §223.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 9-15-2

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • UNUSED LANDS: Lands not utilized for the immediate purposes of any institution or department, not being cultivated, leased or mined and not contiguous to the premises of any department or institution or state building. See Alabama Code 9-15-1