Slopeland Conservation and Use Act Passed in 1976 This statute was the forerunner of the Soil and Water Conservation Act, establishing the principles for the conservation of slopeland resources. The statute designated lands lying on the border between
agricultural land and forestry land, which had suffered greatly from over-development and violations on limitations on use as slopeland as a means of enhancing regulation.
Soil and Water Conservation Act Enacted in 1994; Foundation of Sustainable Development of Soil and Water Resources This act covers soil and water conservation on all types of terrain including mountain forest, slopeland and plains. The law requires that the obligator use recommended methods to implement soil and water conservation measures on their land. For land that is designated as not for agricultural use, a conservation plan should be drawn up for approval before development can commence. Violation will incur fines from NT$60,000 to NT$300,000, including demolition of all structures and confiscation of facilities, and the suspension of application procedures as a means to prevent inappropriate development.
Formulating Related Legislation In order to carry out further soil and water conservation affairs, regulation can be drawn up under the authority of the Soil and Water Conservation Act.