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Title 36, Chapter 22, Section 2 (36-22-2)

As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) "Commission" means the Georgia Greenspace Commission established by this chapter.

(2) "County" shall include consolidated county and municipal governments as well as a county.

(3) "Greenspace" means permanently protected land and water, including agricultural and forestry land, that is in its undeveloped, natural state or that has been developed only to the extent consistent with, or is restored to be consistent with, one or more of the following goals:

(A) Water quality protection for rivers, streams, and lakes;

(B) Flood protection;

(C) Wetlands protection;

(D) Reduction of erosion through protection of steep slopes, areas with erodible soils, and stream banks;

(E) Protection of riparian buffers and other areas that serve as natural habitat and corridors for native plant and animal species;

(F) Scenic protection;

(G) Protection of archaeological and historic resources;

(H) Provision of recreation in the form of boating, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, running, jogging, biking, walking, and similar outdoor activities; and

(I) Connection of existing or planned areas contributing to the goals set out in this paragraph.

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