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This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Fish and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Act of 1984.
(a) The fundamental requirement for healthy, vigorous populations of fish and wildlife is habitat. Without adequate habitat, efforts to conserve and manage fish and wildlife resources will have limited success.
  (b) Assuring adequate habitat, with the resulting increase in the abundance of fish and wildlife, confers substantial benefits on the people of California through the opportunities afforded for the use, enjoyment, and appreciation of fish and wildlife resources, the perpetuation of species of fish and wildlife for their intrinsic and ecological values, and the enhancement of economic activities based on these resources.
  (c) Accordingly, the purpose of this chapter is to provide the financial means to correct the most severe deficiencies in fish and wildlife habitat currently found in California through a program of acquisition, enhancement, and development of habitat areas that are most in need of proper conservation and management.
As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:
  (a) "Acquisition" means the acquisition of any interest in real property.
  (b) "Coastal zone" means the coastal zone as defined and mapped pursuant to Section 30103 of the Public Resources Code.
  (c) "Local public agency" means a city, county, city and county, regional park or open-space district, recreation and park district, resource conservation district, association of governments, or joint powers agency whose jurisdiction is wholly or partially within the coastal zone or in the San Francisco Bay region.