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August 2014 Natural Resources Board agenda (PDF) This is the official agenda.

August 2014 Natural Resources Board brief of action (PDF).

August 2014 Natural Resources Board webcast To navigate through the webcast, click the Channels button Channels button used to jump to agenda items in a Natural Resources Board webcast at the bottom of the webcast screen, click the agenda item that you want to view, then click Channels again.

August 2014 Natural Resources Board public appearances (PDF) Corrected: see page 1 of PDF for details.

Since this agenda was posted, the following have changed:
Public Appearances Corrected
1.C. Corrected
3.A.1. Corrected

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
August 2014 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Famous Dave’s Conference Center at Grand Pines Resort
9993 N. Grand Pines Road
Hayward, WI 54843

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, the Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations at the following locations (Note: The public must pre-register with Board Liaison to attend scheduled tours. Registration information is located on the last page of the agenda. Exact tour schedule is subject to change): at approximately noon, the Board will receive an overview on the Flambeau Mine site reclamation project at the Grand Pines Motel and Conference Center, 9830 N. Haskins Road, Hayward, WI. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the Board will arrive at the Exeland Rod and Gun Club, N. Elm Park Drive and Dunn Road, Exeland, WI, for a crossbow demonstration and presentation on hunter safety curriculum. At approximately 3:15 p.m., the Board will arrive at the Reclaimed Flambeau Mine Nature Trails site, N4339 State Highway 27, Ladysmith, WI, for a walking tour.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will have a social and dinner discussion with tribal leaders beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at The Landing, 8255 N. County Road CC, Hayward, WI.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, in the Royal Oaks Room at Famous Dave’s Conference Center, 9993 N. Grand Pines Road, Hayward, WI. The Board will act on items 1-3 and 6-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at approximately 10:45 a.m. at Famous Dave’s Conference Center, 9993 N. Grand Pines Road, Hayward, WI, the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(e) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing potential real estate transactions.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that matters concerning natural resource issues or the Department's program responsibilities or operations specified in the Wisconsin Statutes, which arise after publication of this agenda may be added to the agenda and publicly noticed no less than two hours before the scheduled board meeting, if the Board Chair determines that the matter is urgent.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of August 2014 NRB agenda
    3. Approval of June 2014 NRB brief of action (PDF) Corrected: see page 1 of PDF for details.
  2. Ratification of Acts of the DNR Secretary
    1. August 2014 DNR Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Emergency Board Order OE-10-14(E) adoption request: housekeeping changes to comply with the intent of the recent chapter NR 150 rewrite (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome Corrected: see page 1 of PDF for details.
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Emergency Board Order WM-05-14(E) adoption request: proposed rules modifying chapters NR 10, 11, 12, and 15 related to establishing deer hunting seasons during which the use of crossbows is allowed (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      2. Emergency Board Order WM-04-14(E) adoption request: proposed rules modifying chapter NR 10 related to establishing the 2014 migratory bird hunting seasons (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      3.  
        1. Update on implementation of the Deer Management Assistance Program and County Deer Management Advisory Councils (PDF)
        2. Emergency Board Order WM-08-14(E) adoption request: proposed rules modifying chapter NR 10 related to issuance of antlerless permits through the Deer Management Assistance Program and implementation of the 2012 White-tailed Deer Trustee’s Report (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      4. Approval request: Green Bay Planning Group Master Plan - Citizen Testimony Welcome (PDF)
        Green Bay Planning Group Master Plan website
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony Welcome
      1. Board Order FR-07-14 scope statement approval request and conditional approval of the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the legislative council Rules Clearinghouse: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 47.91 related to the cost shared state gypsy moth suppression program (PDF)
  4. Citizen Participation - 10:30 a.m.
    (Note: If time permits, the following agenda items may come before the Board prior to Citizen Participation: 5. Information Items; 6. DNR Secretary’s Matters; and 7. Board Members’ Matters)
    1. Citizen Participation
      Citizen appearances on topics that are not on this month's agenda; appearances on items that are on this month's agenda are made at the time the Board considers the item. Information on how to register to speak is on the Board public participation web page.
  5. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Summary of forestry field tour on the NHAL State Forest and actions to increase saw log availability on department lands (PDF)
  6. August 2014 DNR Secretary's Matters
    1. August 2014 DNR Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. Richard S. DeWitte
      2. Frank Dubois
      3. Mike Knipfel
      4. Dennis Kropp
      5. John Lazarz
      6. Donald McKinnon
      7. Dave Neuswanger
      8. Beverly Pozega
      9. Dennis Scholl
      10. Andrew Shaney
      11. Peter Solin, Jr.
      12. Bruce Urben
      13. David Wiederholt
    2. August 2014 Donations
      1. The Andrew F. Bell and Edith M. Bell Charitable Trust will donate $19,304.50 to the Bureau of Wildlife Management. This donation will be used to fund activities associated with wetland habitat (PDF)
  7. August 2014 Natural Resources Board Members' Matters
    1. Approval request: 2015 Natural Resources Board meeting calendar (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
    2. Board Members' matters

Public participation information

The public is welcome to attend any Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting. The NRB also provides opportunities for citizens to testify and to submit written comments about issues that come before it. See complete information about testifying at a Board meeting and submitting written comments on the Board public participation web page.

Deadline to register to attend a Board tour, testify, and submit written comments on an item on the Board agenda:
11 a.m. on the Friday prior to a Board meeting unless otherwise noted.

Last revised: Tuesday September 30 2014