The Legislature shall enact laws to prevent the destruction of and to preserve the forests on the lands of the State, and upon any part of the public domain, the control of which may be conferred by Congress upon the State. This article was in the original constitution and has not been changed. Forest protection on public lands was part of the responsibility of the Department of State Lands, and since 1996 has been the responsibility of the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. (See commentary on Article XX and U.C.A. 65A-8-1 et seq.) The Division of...
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