2. The department may, by rule and regulation, promulgate and adopt a list or lists of protected plants which by reason of their endangered, rare, threatened or exploitably vulnerable status should not be picked or removed from their natural habitat. In promulgating and adopting such list or lists the department shall consult with and cooperate with the departments of agriculture and markets and education and other affected public or private organizations. Plants included in such list or lists may be so included for purposes of the entire state or portions thereof. Such list or lists may be modified in whole or in part through the institution of a permit or waiver-issuing procedure.
Citation: McKinney's ECL § 9-1503;