Scenic River Protection Policy, Minnesota Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Minnesota)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Name||Scenic River Protection Policy, Minnesota Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Minnesota)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, Department of Natural Resources|
|Applicable Jurisdiction||Six Minnesota rivers contain segments designated as wild, scenic, or recreational; a list can be found on the DNR website: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/watermgmt_section/wild_scenic/wsrivers/rivers.html|
The State aims to preserve and protect Minnesota rivers and adjacent lands with outstanding scenic, recreational, natural, historical, scientific and similar values. Chapter 103F defines recreational, scenic, and wild rivers, and describes standards for a river management plan. More specific regulations can be found in the Minnesota Administrative Rules, chapter 6105.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Minn. Stat. 103A.208|
|Authority 3:||Minnesota Administrative Rules|