Provincial Act No. 21 laying down the legislative framework on forestry. | Land Portal

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This Provincial Act is divided into five Titles. The aims pursued are the protection of any kind of land falling within the provincial territory, giving particular regard to forests, mountain grasslands and pastures, in order to ensure their conservation and productivity and to guarantee their rational and sustainable use. For the achievement of all these purposes, the Act provides for: a) the creation of hydrogeological and forest bonds related to lands which pertain to the categories defined by article 3, paragraph 1; b) the performance of public works intended for a more rational use of waters and soil; c) the allocation of financial resources destined to forests, mountain pastures and mountain agriculture (Title I). Title II contains particular provisions for bound lands. Part I concerns the transformation of forests. Transformation of forests may take place only previous issuance of a special authorization by the Provincial Forest Committee, upon advice given by the Director of the Provincial Forest Division (art. 5, paragraph 1). The issuance of the authorization may be subject to the afforestation of a surface falling within the hydrogeographical basin where the forest concerned is situated (art. 5, par. 2). Articles 9-12 regulate the special interventions to be undertaken by the Director of the competent Forest Inspectorate in case of violation of these provisions as well as related penalties to be applied. Part II regards the management of sylvo-pastoralism resources of private entities and persons and of certain public entities. All forests pertaining to the provincial forest domain or belonging to the Communes and other local public authorities, to consortia and to agricultural associations must be used in compliance with the management plan to be approved by the Provincial Forest Committee (art. 13, par. 1). Furhermore, article 16 refers to the management plans for forests. Part III concerns grazing: a) in pastures (art. 22); b) in forests and deteriorated lands, which is permitted only upon authorization granted by the Director of the Forest Inspectorate (art. 23). Part IV concerns the protection of forests. Articles 25-29 regulate public works and other measures to be undertaken by the Provincial Forest Division for the prevention of forest fires and for the protection of forest plants against pests and pathogens. Title III of the Act regards public works and subsidies to be granted for the development of mountain lands. Part I describes works intended for the rearrangement of the forest, agricultural and pastoralism fields (art. 32). Articles 34 and 35 concern the Provincial Forest Fund. Articles 38 regulates expropriation. Part II regulate subsidies to be granted for promoting and developing sylviculture pastures as well as mountain lands. Title IV arranges the forestry administration and related assignments. Article 55 establishes the Provincial Forest Committee, which is in charge of the enforcement of this Act

Implemented by: Decree of the President of the Provincial Council No. 29 on forestry. (2000-07-31)

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