Sections
Part I General Provisions 56:1830 – 56:1833
Part II Natural and Scenic Rivers System 56:1840 – 56:1856
Part III Louisiana Natural Areas Registry 56:1861 – 56:1869
Part IV Threatened and Endangered Species Conservation 56:1901 – 56:1907
Part V Wildlife Habitat and Natural Heritage Trust 56:1921 – 56:1925

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 56 > Chapter 8 - Louisiana Natural Heritage Preservation

  • Administrator: means the secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 56:1842
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Annuity: shall mean payments for life derived from the accumulated contributions of a member. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2031
  • Annuity reserve: shall mean the present value of all payments to be made on account of any annuity, or benefit in lieu of any annuity computed upon the basis of such mortality tables as shall be adopted by the board of trustees, and regular interest. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2031
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board of trustees: shall mean the board provided for in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2031
  • Channel realignment: means the practice by which dredging, ditching, or other means are used to shorten or reroute the natural stream course. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 56:1842
  • Channelization: means the practice of changing a natural stream, or segment thereof, into a man-made ditch or canal with channels of a relatively uniform width and depth usually necessitating the removal of trees and other woody vegetation adjacent to the stream and constructed for the purpose of accelerating runoff. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 56:1842
  • Clearing and snagging: means the practice of removing most obstructions, trees, snags, and other impediments that retard the natural stream flow. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 56:1842
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Employer: shall mean the registrar of voters of any parish in the state of Louisiana, the state of Louisiana, or the police jury or any other governing body of a parish which employs and pays persons as registrars of voters. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2031
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Historic and scenic river: means a river, stream, or bayou or segment thereof which because of its unique historical status and scenic character requires protection and preservation of its aesthetic, scenic, recreation, fish, wildlife, ecological, archaeological, geological, botanical, and other natural and physical features. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 56:1842
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Member: shall include any employee, as defined in Paragraph (10) of this Section, included in the membership of this system as provided in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2031
  • Natural and scenic river: means a river, stream, or bayou or segment thereof that has been designated as part of the Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System in accordance with the provisions of this Part and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 56:1842
  • Normal activities: means those activities on lands that do not directly and significantly degrade the ecological integrity of a natural and scenic river. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 56:1842
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • paid or accrued: shall be construed according to the method of accounting upon the basis of which the net income is computed under this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:98
  • Person: means an individual or any legal or commercial entity, including a corporation, business trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, or joint venture. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1
  • Prior service: shall mean service rendered prior to the date of the establishment of this retirement system for which credit is allowable as provided in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2031
  • Reservoir construction: means any permanent dam or impoundment which alters the shoreline of a natural and scenic river. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 56:1842
  • Retirement: shall mean withdrawal from active service with a retirement allowance granted under the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2031
  • Retirement system: shall mean the Registrars of Voters Employees' Retirement System as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2031
  • River: includes rivers, streams, bayous, and segments thereof and their waters and generally those bodies of water having the characteristics of rivers, streams, and bayous. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 56:1842
  • Service: shall mean service rendered as an employee as described in Paragraph (10) of this Section. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2031
  • Surface servitude: means a contract between the stream owner and the system administrator which shall relieve the landowner of liabilities and assure the public of access and use of the stream surface. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 56:1842
  • System: means the Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 56:1842
  • Waters of the state: means both the surface and the underground waters within the state of Louisiana including all rivers, streams, lakes, ground waters, and all other water courses and waters within the confines of the state, and all bordering waters and the Gulf of Mexico. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:3302