CAL. PRC. CODE § 5093.31 : California Code - Section 5093.31

Search CAL. PRC. CODE § 5093.31 : California Code - Section 5093.31

In order to assure that an increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization, does not occupy and modify all areas on state-owned lands within California, leaving no areas designated for preservation and protection in their natural condition, it is hereby declared to be the policy of the State of California to secure for present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness. 5093.32. As used in this chapter:

(a) "Minimum management requirements" means the minimum wilderness management actions that are necessary to administer a wilderness area for the purpose of this chapter.

(b) "Minimum tool" means the least intrusive tool, equipment, device, regulation, action, or practice that will achieve the minimum management requirements.

(c) "Roadless area" means a reasonably compact area of undeveloped land that possesses the general characteristics of a wilderness, as described in subdivision (c) of Section 5093.33, and within which there is no improved road that is suitable for public travel by motorized vehicles intended primarily for highway use.

(d) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Resources Agency.

(e) "System" means the California wilderness preservation system.

(f) "Wilderness areas" means component areas of the system as described in Section 5093.33, 5093.34, or 5093.345.