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As used in this chapter, unless otherwise apparent from the context, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) "Conservation or natural resource land" means land which possesses or encompasses conservation or natural resources.
(b) "Conservation or natural resource" includes, but is not necessarily limited to, streams, watersheds, groundwater recharge, soils, wildlife habitat, as defined in this section, special land forms, and natural vegetation.
(c) "Open space land" means any parcel or area of land essentially unimproved or in its natural state, and devoted to an open space use as defined in this section, and which is designated in the open space element for an open space use.
(d) "Open space district" means any area of land or water designated "OS" and subject to all of the terms and regulations of this chapter.
(e) "Open space use" means the use of land for:
(1) Public recreation;
(2) Enjoyment of scenic beauty;
(3) Conservation or use of natural resources;
(4) Production of food or fiber;
(5) Protection of persons and their artifacts (buildings, property, etc.);
(6) Containment and structuring of urban development.
(f) "Recreation land" means any area of land or water susceptible to recreational uses.
(g) "Scenic land" means any area of land or water that possesses scenic qualities worthy of preservation.
(h) “Wildlife habitat” means any area of land or water valuable or necessary to the preservation or enhancement of wildlife resources.
(Ord. 5123 § 6 (part), 2011: Ord. 4964 § 4 (part), 2007)