Section 9-15-2

Jurisdiction and control of unused lands; recommendations as to policy generally.

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources shall have jurisdiction over and control of all unused lands, so long as they remain such, and shall look after and protect such lands from depredation so far as may be possible and shall recommend to the Governor or to the department or institution to which the use of said lands is devoted, from time to time, the policy to be adopted in regard to said lands, which in its opinion will be most conducive to the interests of the state or of the department or institution to which said lands belong or pertain.

(Acts 1927, No. 635, p. 725, §5; Code 1940, T. 8, §223.)