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Part 190: Use Of State Lands - Page 2

(Statutory authority: Environmental Conservation Law, §§ 1-0101, 3-0301, 9-0105, 9-0303,9-1105[1], 11-2101, art. 49; Executive Law, § 816; L. 1970, ch. 140; Americans with Disabilities Act)

Page 1(190.0-190.9) Page 2 (190.10-190.13) Page 3 (190.23-190.35)

Contents:

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§190.10 Unique areas

a. Applicability. All unique areas are posted as such; descriptions of each unique area are available at the central and regional offices of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Specific regulations for individual unique areas are set forth in the following subdivisions of this section and supersede the general regulations enumerated in this Part in the event of a conflict.

b. Labrador Hollow unique area. Those lands in the Town of Fabius, Onondaga County and the Town of Truxton, Cortland County described in "Boundary Description of Labrador Hollow Unique Area" on file in the Central and Region 7 offices of the department.

1. bathing or swimming is prohibited;

2. boat launching is permitted only from the designated area;

3. motorized boats are prohibited;

4. fires are prohibited;

5. camping is prohibited;

6. snowmobiling is prohibited;

7. domestic animals must be under the complete control of their owner/handler;

8. hunting and trapping are prohibited within zone 1. Fishing is permitted from boats and canoes on the pond, but is prohibited from the shoreline unless from a designated area. Zone 1 includes all the lands within the following bounds: Beginning at the intersection of the north bounds of Markham Hollow Road and the west bounds of Labrador Road; thence southerly along the west bounds of Labrador Road to the county line between the counties of Onondaga and Cortland; thence easterly along the county line to the west shore of Labrador Pond; thence along the shoreline of Labrador Pond in a southerly, easterly and northerly direction to the intersection of the east shore of Labrador Pond with the county line; thence easterly along the county line to the west bounds of Route 91; thence southerly along the west bounds of Route 91 to a point approximately 1,000 feet southerly of the point where Tinkers Falls Creek crosses Route 91; thence easterly to the east bounds of the unique area; thence northerly along the east boundary to the northeast corner of the unique area; thence westerly, southerly and westerly along the northern boundary of the unique area to the easterly boundary of Route 91; thence southerly along the easterly boundary of Route 91 to its intersection with the northerly bounds of Markham Hollow Road; thence westerly along the northern boundary of Markham Hollow road to the point of beginning. This zone includes Labrador Pond in its entirety, the wetland walkway site, the Finger Lakes Trail, and Tinkers Falls. Zone 2 includes the remainder of the unique area; and

9. all hunting, fishing and trapping are permitted within zone 2, Zone 32 includes the remainder of the unique area.

c. Neversink River unique area. All lands owned by the People of the State of New York lying and situated in the Towns of Thompson and Forestburgh and abutting that reach of the Neversink River from its confluence with Mercer Brook south to the Sullivan-Orange county line.

1. fires are prohibited at all times;

2. camping is prohibited;

3. rock climbing, the riding or other use of horses, swimming and hang gliding are prohibited;

4. the launching of mechanically propelled vessels from the area is prohibited;

5. parking of motor vehicles permitted in designated sites only;

6. all users of the area shall comply with all official department signs, including any signs indicating a restricted area to which entry by members of the public is prohibited;

7. canoes, kayaks, and floats may be portaged only at designated locations;

8. the area is open for public entry and use only from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset;

9. the use of snowmobiles is prohibited; and

10. the defacement, destruction or removal of any State property from the area is prohibited.

d. Zoar Valley Unique Area. Specific regulations for Zoar Valley Unique Area are included in section 190.25.

e. Salmon River Falls Unique Area Description: For the purposes of this section, Salmon River Falls Unique Area refers to all those State lands lying and situated in the Town of Orwell, Oswego County, being a portion of Lots 73 and 74 of Township 11 of Constable's Purchase, the same lands as more particularly described as project "OS - Oswego 95.08, Salmon River Falls Parcel" in Liber 1237 of Deeds on Pages 215, 216 and 217. Said Salmon River Falls Unique Area shall be hereinafter referred to in this section as "area".

1. The area is closed to any and all public use of any kind between the hours of sunset and sunrise.

2. The possession of alcoholic beverages, glass containers, except for prescription medications and paint are prohibited on the area.

3. Campfires and rock climbing are prohibited on the area.

4. No person shall throw or cast any object or item into the river gorge on the area.

5. Motorized vehicles, snowmobiles and horses are prohibited on the area.

6. A restricted area has been established which includes the cliff face of the waterfalls and adjacent gorge; a 15 foot strip along the cliff edge; the plunge pool and falling rock zone. All public access is prohibited in the restricted area.

7. The Gorge Trail is closed to the public from November 15th to May 1st, except to registered ice climbers.

8. The Gorge Trail, Riverbed Trail and Upper Falls Trail is closed during high water events.

f. Henderson Shores Unique Area. Description: For the purposes of this section, Henderson Shores Unique Area, referred to in this section as " the area ", means all those state lands located in Jefferson County in the Town of Henderson, on portions of lots 15, 16, 26, 27, 36 and 37, Black River Tract, Township #6, Constable's Eleven Towns, Great Tract #5, Macomb's Purchase.

1. All camping shall be prohibited

2. The area shall be closed to public use between the hours of 10:00 pm and 5:00 am.

3. All campfires are prohibited.

4. No person shall possess glass containers.

§190.11 Environmentally sensitive lands

a. Applicability. Unless specified otherwise in this section, the following sections of this Part apply to persons using environmentally sensitive lands under the jurisdiction of the department's Lands and Forests Division-sections 190.0-190.9 of this Part.

§190.12 Conservation easements

a. Applicability. This section applies only to conservation easement lands to which the public has a right of access. Unless specified otherwise in this section, the following sections of this Part apply to persons using conservation easement lands under the jurisdiction of the department's Lands and Forests Division: sections 190.0, 190.1, 190.2, 190.3, 190.4 and 190.8.

b. General. Unless specified otherwise in this section, the following regulations also apply to persons using conservation easement lands.

1. No person shall deface, mutilate, remove or destroy any sign or structure of the landowner, lessee or the department.

2. No person shall erect any sign, structure, gate, barrier or other improvement unless specifically authorized in the conservation easement.

3. No person other than the landowner, its invitees, or lessees, or the department shall operate a motor vehicle or snowmobile on any roads or trails except those roads and trails posted for such use.

4. No person other than the landowner, its invitees, or lessees, or the department shall occupy any structure except in conjunction with temporary camping.

c. Specific regulations for individual conservation easement lands are set forth in the following subdivisions of this section and supersede the above general regulations in subdivisions (a) and (b) of this section in the event of a conflict.

d. Lyons Falls Pulp and Paper. Conservation easements have been acquired over the following three parcels of land as follows:

1. North Lake Tract. Those lands located in the Town of Ohio, Herkimer County by indenture to The Nature Conservancy dated May 25, 1990 and recorded in Herkimer County on May 29, 1990 in Liber 775 of Deeds, page 600, and subsequently assigned to The People of the State of New York acting through the department by assignment dated December 19, 1990 and recorded in Herkimer County on January 17, 1991 in Liber 782 of Deeds, page 668.

2. John Brown Tract. Those lands located in the Town of Webb, Herkimer County and the Town of Croghan, Lewis County by indenture to The Nature Conservancy dated May 25, 1990 and recorded in Herkimer County on May 29, 1990 in Liber 775 of Deeds, page 663, in Lewis County on May 25, 1990 in Liber 521 of Deeds, page 209, and in Oneida County on May 29, 1990 in Liber 2528 of Deeds, page 301, and subsequently assigned to The People of the State of New York acting through the department by assignment dated December 19, 1990 and recorded in Herkimer County on January 17, 1991 in Liber 782 of Deeds, page 668; in Lewis County on January 17, 1991 in Liber 531 of Deeds, page 137, and in Oneida County on January 17, 1991 in Liber 2566 of Deeds, page 265.

3. Three Lakes Tract. Those lands located in the Town of Webb, Herkimer County by indenture to The Nature Conservancy dated May 25, 1990 and recorded in Herkimer County on May 29, 1990 in Liber 775 of Deeds, page 571, and subsequently assigned to The People of the State of New York acting through the department by assignment dated December 19, 1990 and recorded in Herkimer County on January 17, 1991 in Liber 782 of Deeds, page 668.

4. Definitions.

i. Landowner shall mean Lyons Falls Pulp and Paper, Inc. or its successors or assigns.

ii. Motor vehicle shall mean automobiles, trucks, vans, jeeps, busses and mobile camping units but does not include all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, bulldozers, skidders, timber harvesters, or other mechanized devices used for the harvest of forest products.

5. Prohibitions.

i. Parking is prohibited on these lands except at designated parking areas.

ii. No person other than the department or landowner in conjunction with administrative duties shall operate an all-terrain vehicle or motorcycle on the lands described in this section at any time.

iii. The use of aircraft or motorized watercraft for the purpose of ingress or egress on the following bodies of water is prohibited:

John Brown Tract
USGS Quadrangle (15' Series) McKeever N 43°30', W 75°00'
Town of Webb
County of Herkimer

Name Latitude Longitude
Gull Lake 43°40'N 75°05'W

North Lake Tract
USGS Quadrangle (15' Series) Old Forge N 43°30', W 74°45'
Town of Ohio
County of Herkimer

Name Latitude Longitude
Hardscrabble Lake 43°33'N 74°53'W

Three Lakes Tract
USGS Quadrangle (15' Series) Number Four N 43°45', W 75°00'
Town of Webb
County of Herkimer

Name Latitude Longitude
Hitchcock Pond 43°47'N 75°05'W
Grass Pond 43°47'N 75°04'W
Moose Pond 43°47'N 75°04'W
Blue Pond 43°48'N 75°06'W

iv. No person shall enter into any area which is posted closed by the landowner for the purpose of forest management activities, except:

a. for traversing certain department marked and maintained trails found in areas designated as buffer zones; or

b. for walk-in camping in the buffer zones around Hardscrabble Lake on the North Lake Tract; Gull Lake on the John Brown Tract and Hitchcock Pond, Grass Pond, Moose Pond and Blue Pond on the Three Lakes Tract.

v. The lessees on the five-acre reservation on the Three Lakes Tract and on the five-acre reservation on the J. P. Lewis Tract are subject to these regulations except that the lessees may engage in activities permitted by their lease.

vi. Unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, no person under 21 years of age shall possess alcoholic beverages.

vii. The occupancy of designated primitive campsites will be limited to a maximum of three tents and eight people.

viii. Open fires for any purpose are prohibited in harvested areas for a period of three years following the completion of harvesting.

e. Yorkshire Timber. A conservation easement has been acquired over the following land:

1. Those lands located in the Towns of Piercefield, Clifton and Colton, St. Lawrence County by deed from Yorkshire Timber to The People of the State of New York dated December 19, 1990 and recorded January 14, 1991 at Book 1046 of Deeds, page 666 in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's office.

2. Definition. Landowner shall mean Yorkshire Timber Company or its successors assigns or lessees.

3. Prohibitions.

i. No person other than the landowner, its invitee or its lessee shall hunt during the period of September 1st through December 31st each year until after December 31, 2004.

ii. No person other than the landowner, its invitee, its lessee or the department shall operate a motor vehicle or snowmobile except on roads or trails specifically posted for such use; enter onto the property during the period beginning with the opening of the rifle season for deer and ending after December 31st each year until December 31, 2004; or enter into a closure zone posted by the landowner for logging purposes.

f. Lassiter Properties. Conservation easements have been acquired over the following lands:

1. Aldrich East-Bald Mountain-Blue Swamp Tract. Those lands located in the Towns of Croghan and Diana, Lewis County by indenture to The Nature Conservancy by a deed dated December 23, 1988 and recorded December 30, 1988 in Book 504, page 267 in the Lewis County Clerk's Office and by a subsequent assignment from The Nature Conservancy to The People of the State of New York dated June 12, 1989 and recorded June 15, 1989 at Book 509 of Deeds, page 310 in the Lewis County Clerk's office.

2. Kildare North and Kildare South. Those lands located in the Towns of Colton and Hopkinton, St. Lawrence County by indenture to The Nature Conservancy dated December 23, 1988 and recorded December 30, 1988 at Book 1025 of Deeds, page 812 in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's Office and by the subsequent assignment from The Nature Conservancy to The People of the State of New York dated June 12, 1989 and recorded June 15, 1989 at Book 1030, page 16 in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's office.

3. Roaring Brook Tract. Those lands located in the Town of Colton, St. Lawrence County by the Deed from Lassiter to The People of the State of New York dated December 23, 1988 and recorded December 30, 1988 at Book 1025 of Deeds, page 874 in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's office.

4. Aldrich Tract. Those lands located in the Town of Fine, St. Lawrence County by indenture to The Nature Conservancy dated December 23, 1988 and recorded December 30, 1988 at Book 1025 of Deeds, page 814 in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's office and by the subsequent assignment of The Nature Conservancy to The People of the State of New York dated June 12, 1989 and recorded June 15, 1989 at Book 1030 of Deeds, page 16 in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's office.

5. Preston Lot. Those lands located in the Town of Parishville, St. Lawrence County by the conveyance to The Nature Conservancy dated December 23, 1988 and recorded December 30, 1988 at Book 1025, page 812 in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's office and by the subsequent assignment from The Nature Conservancy to The People of the State of New York dated June 12, 1989 and recorded June 15, 1989 at Book 1030 of Deeds, page 16 in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's office.

6. Webb-Beers and Cool Brook Tract. Those lands located in the Town of Edwards, St. Lawrence County by indenture to The Nature Conservancy dated December 23, 1988 and recorded December 30, 1988 at Book 1025 of Deeds, page 812 in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's office and by the subsequent assignment by the Nature Conservancy to The People of the State of New York dated June 12, 1989 and recorded June 15, 1989 at Book 1030 of Deeds, page 16 in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's office.

7. Cranberry Pond Tract. Those lands located in the Town of Edwards, St. Lawrence County by indenture to The Nature Conservancy dated December 23, 1988 and recorded December 30, 1988 at Book 1025 of Deeds, page 812 in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's Office and by the subsequent assignment by The Nature Conservancy to The People of the State of New York dated June 12, 1989 and recorded June 15, 1989 at Book 1030 of Deeds, page 16 in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's office.

8. Definitions.

i. Landowner shall mean Lassiter Properties, Inc. or its successors or assigns, leasees or invitees.

ii. Vehicle shall mean all motor vehicles, bicycles, snowmobiles, all- terrain vehicles and other similar forms of transport.

9. Prohibitions.

i. No person shall expand or extend any existing structures, out- buildings, facilities, or dams or construct new ones.

ii. No person shall operate a vehicle at any location other than on roads existing as of the date of the recording of the easement or roads constructed by the department, except the landowner when involved in business activities.

iii. No person other than the landowner, its invitee or its lessee shall hunt during the period of September 1st through December 31st each year until after December 31, 2019.

iv. No person other than the landowner, its invitee or its lessee or the department shall enter onto a closure zone posted by the landowner for logging purposes.

g. Otetiana Council, Inc. B.S.A. A conservation easement has been acquired over the following land:

1. Those lands located in the Town of Piercefield, St. Lawrence County by deed from Otetiana Council, Inc. B.S.A. to The People of the State of New York dated April 7, 1998 and recorded May 6, 1998 at Instrument ID #: 1998- 00000884, in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's Office.

2. Prohibitions.

i. Parking is prohibited on these lands except at designated parking areas.

ii. No person other than the landowner, its invitees or its lessees shall enter the area between June 15th and August 31st.

iii. No person other than the landowner, its invitees or its lessees shall use a bicycle or a motor vehicle, including automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, snowmobiles or other motor-driven vehicles, except on roads or trails designated for their use.

iv. No person other than the landowner, its invitees or its lessees shall enter the base camp area or the area within 50 feet of the buildings at Camp Forester.

v. No person other than the landowner, its invitees or its lessees shall use a mechanically propelled vessel unless it utilizes an electric motor under four horsepower.

vi. No person other than the landowner, its invitees or its lessees shall stay overnight on the area in a motor home, bus, van, recreational vehicle, camper trailer or other similar wheeled vehicle except where locations have been designated.

vii. No person other than the landowner, its invitees or its lessees shall discharge a firearm except for the purpose of lawfully taking wildlife.

viii. No person other than the landowner, its invitees or its lessees shall enter into any area which is posted closed by the landowner for timber harvesting purposes.

ix. Forest management activities are not allowed except as specifically authorized in the conservation easement.

§190.13 Wilderness Areas in the Adirondack Park

a. Applicability. Unless otherwise specified, sections 190.0 through 190.6 and sections 190.8 through 190.9 of this Part apply to all units of state land in the Adirondack Park which are classified as wilderness by the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. In addition, specific regulations for individual wilderness areas in the Adirondack Forest Preserve are set forth in this section. In case of a conflict between a provision of this section and a provision of sections 190.0 through 190.6 and sections 190.8 through 190.9 of this Part, or a provision of Part 196 of this Title, the provision of this section shall apply.

b. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the indicated meanings:

1. Adirondack Canoe Route Zone means the strip of land within the High Peaks Wilderness Area which is situated within 500 feet of the mean high water mark of the eastern shore of Long Lake and the Raquette River.

2. Bear-resistant canister means a commercially made container constructed of solid, non-pliable material manufactured for the specific purpose of resisting entry by bears.

3. Campfire means an outdoor fire for warmth, cooking, repelling insects, or aesthetics, but shall exclude stoves using fuels other than wood.

4. Eastern High Peaks Zone means that portion of the High Peaks Wilderness Area located to the east of the ridge line immediately west of the Indian Pass Trail.

5. High Peaks Wilderness Area means those lands in the Towns of Keene, North Hudson, Newcomb and North Elba, Essex County; Harrietstown, Franklin County; and Long Lake, Hamilton County described in the most current copy of the"Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map and State Land Map" on file in the offices of the Adirondack Park Agency. The High Peaks Wilderness Area shall include the Adirondack Canoe Route Zone, the Western High Peaks Zone, and the Eastern High Peaks Zone.

6. Overnight camper means a person who stays or intends to stay in the Eastern High Peaks Zone during the night.

7. Primitive tent site means a tent site of an undeveloped character providing space for not more than three tents, which may have an associated pit privy and fire ring, designed to accommodate a maximum of eight people on a temporary or transient basis, and located so as to accommodate the need for shelter in a manner least intrusive on the surrounding environment. A primitive tent site shall be designated by an official department sign or disk.

8. South Meadows-Flowed Lands Corridor shall mean that portion of the High Peaks Wilderness Area which is generally located between the McIntyre Range on the west and Mt. Marcy on the east and between South Meadows on the north and the state land boundary on the south, and which is more specifically described as follows: beginning at a point on Heart Lake Road (County Road 34) which is one half mile north of the intersection of Heart Lake Road and South Meadows Road; then running easterly in a line that is one half mile north of and parallel to South Meadows Road until it reaches the end of such road; then running southeasterly in a line that is one half mile northeast of and parallel to the Klondike Trail until it reaches a point which is one half mile northeast of U.S.G.S. benchmark 2567 on the Klondike Trail; then running southwesterly in a straight line to such benchmark; then continuing in a southwesterly direction to the ridge line which leads to the summit of Phelps Mountain; then running southerly up such ridge line to a peak northeast of the summit of Phelps Mountain; then running the ridge line from such peak to the summit of Phelps Mountain; then running generally southerly along the ridge line leading from the summit of Phelps Mountain over the summits of Table Top Mountain, Little Marcy, Mt. Marcy, Mt. Skylight, Mt. Redfield, and Cliff Mountain; then running southerly following a straight line from the summit of Cliff Mountain to the point where Upper Twin Brook intersects with the boundary of state land; then running generally northwesterly along the state land boundary to the height of land of the MacIntyre Mountain Range; then running northeasterly along the ridge line to the summit of Mount Marshall; then running northeasterly along the ridge line from the summit of Mount Marshall over the summits of Iroquois Peak, Boundary Peak, Algonquin Peak, and Wright Peak; then running northerly in a straight line from the summit of Wright Peak to the southwestern corner of the Adirondack Loj property; then running easterly along the boundary between the Adirondack Loj property and the state land to the southeastern corner of the Adirondack Loj property; then running northerly along such boundary to a point which is due west of the intersection of Heart Lake Road and South Meadows Road; then continuing northerly along such boundary for one half mile; then running easterly to the point of beginning.

9. Tent means a temporary, collapsible shelter which is used for camping outdoors and is made primarily of fabric but which may have walls constructed from other materials.

10. Tent Platform means a platform, with or without walls and other attachments, erected as a base for tenting or similar camping activity.

11. Trail means a marked and maintained path or way for foot, horses, or cross country ski travel.

12. Western High Peaks Zone means that portion of the High Peaks Wilderness Area located to the west of the ridge of land immediately west of the Indian Pass Trail, excluding the Adirondack Canoe Route Zone.

c. Group size restrictions.

1. In the Eastern High Peaks Zone or Western High Peaks Zone, no person shall

i. be part of a day use group containing sixteen or more people;

ii. on or after July 1, 2001, camp as part of a group including nine or more people; or

iii. be a member of an affiliated day use or camping group which exceeds the numerical limitations established in items (i) or (ii) above, unless such group has separated into smaller groups which do not exceed such limitations and such smaller groups maintain a separation distance from each other of at least one mile at all times.

d. Camping restrictions. In the High Peaks Wilderness Area, no person shall:

1. erect or use any tent platform or camp structure other than tents, tarps, lean-tos, or those composed of snow;

2. camp at any location above 4,000 feet in elevation;

3. camp at locations which are greater than 3,500 feet in elevation but equal to or less than 4,000 feet in elevation except at a primitive tent site; or

4.erect a tent in a primitive tent site at a distance greater than fifteen feet from the official department sign or disk.

e. Campfire restrictions.

1. No person shall ignite or maintain a campfire for any purpose at any location in the Eastern High Peaks Zone.

2. No person shall ignite or maintain a campfire for any purpose at any location which is situated above 4,000 feet in elevation in the Western High Peaks zone.

3. At elevations of 4,000 feet or less in the Western High Peaks Zone and in the Adirondack Canoe Route Zone, no person shall ignite or maintain a campfire for any purpose at any location within 150 feet from any road, trail, spring, stream, pond or other body of water except that a campfire may be ignited or maintained at a primitive tent site or lean-to site.

f. Miscellaneous restrictions.

1. No person shall fail to register whenever passing a trail register established by the department in the Eastern High Peaks Zone.

2. In addition to the requirements of paragraph (1) of this subdivision, no overnight camper in the Eastern High Peaks Zone shall fail to possess a self-issuing permit.

i. acquire a self-issuing permit whenever passing a department registration facility; and

ii. possess such permit during the duration of their stay in the Eastern High Peaks Zone.

3. In the High Peaks Wilderness Area, no person shall:

i. use any audio device which is audible outside the immediate area of a campsite;

ii. use soap or detergent in any pond, stream or other water body;

iii. dispose of any food scrap, food matter or food container in any pond, stream or other water body;

iv. use any motorized equipment;

v. operate any motorized craft on any water body designated as a wild river pursuant to the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers Act, Environmental Conservation Law Article 15, Title 27;

vi. fail to comply with a lawful instruction or order of a uniformed employee of the department;

vii. fail to possess and use skis or snowshoes when the terrain is snow-covered with eight or more inches of snow;

viii. fail to observe quiet hours between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.;

ix. mark trails with plastic ribbons, paint, blazes or other devices, cut or clear trails, or mark summits with canisters except by written permission of the department;

x. leave a pet unattended or fail to maintain complete control over the pet;

xi. fail to have, in their immediate possession, proof of a valid and current rabies inoculation for any dog which is accompanying them;

xii. erect or maintain any commemorative features, such as signs, plaques or markers depicting cultural sites;

xiii. undertake any research project except under permit of the department;

xiv. fail to take reasonable steps to keep food, food containers, and garbage from bears, and during the period April 1 through November 30, no overnight camper in the Eastern High Peaks Zone shall fail to use bear-resistant canisters for the storage of all food, food containers, garbage, and toiletries; or

xv. possess a glass container, except that glass containers which are necessary for the storage of prescribed medicines shall be exempt from this prohibition.

4. In the Eastern High Peaks Zone, no person shall fail to leash pets on trails, at primitive tent sites, at lean-to sites, at elevations above 4,000 feet, or at other areas where the public congregates, provided that this provision shall not be applicable to hunting dogs which, with a licensed hunter, are actively hunting during appropriate hunting seasons at locations other than primitive tent sites, lean-to sites, at elevations above 4,000 feet, or at other areas where the public congregates.

5. In the South Meadows-Flowed Lands Corridor, no person shall camp except at a primitive tent site, provided that this section shall not be effective until such time as the department completes its designation of such campsites within such corridor, and provided further that until such time as the department completes such designation no person shall fail to comply with the camping instructions contained on any sign posted by the department.

g. Each provision of this section shall be severable, and in the event that any provision of this section or its application to any person or circumstance is determined to be contrary to law by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect or impair the validity of the remaining provisions of this section, which shall continue in full force and effect and be applicable to other persons and circumstances.