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

May 2014 Natural Resources Board brief of action (PDF)

May 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.

May 2014 Natural Resources Board public appearances (PDF)

Since this agenda was posted, the following items have changed:
Notice Added
3.A.2. Corrected
3.B.3. Corrected
3.B.12. Deleted
3.B.14. Deleted
3.B.16. Added

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
May 2014 agenda and meeting materials

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, the Natural Resources Board will have an informal meeting with the Wisconsin Conservation Congress Executive Council at approximately 6:30 p.m. at Tundra Lodge and Conference Center, 865 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54304.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Tundra Lodge and Conference Center, 865 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54304. The Board will act on items 1-3 and 6-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at approximately 4:40 p.m., the Natural Resources Board will tour and receive presentations at Heritage Hill State Historical Park, 2640 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, 54301. Added

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Thursday, May 29, 2014, the Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations at the following locations (Note: The public must pre-register with the Board Liaison to attend scheduled tours. Exact tour schedule is subject to change). Arrive at approximately 6:25 a.m. to boat launch at 102 Bay Beach Road, Green Bay, 54302, topic: witness fishing tournament launch. At approximately 8:50 a.m., arrive at Cat Island, at the corner of Bayshore Drive and Lineville Road, Green Bay, 54313, topics: Leo Frigo bridge work, Cat Island permits, advisory Boards, project restoration, and lower Green Bay. At approximately 10 a.m., arrive at Lambeau Field, [exact location to be determined by Green Bay Packer organization], 1265 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, 54304, for First Downs for Trees event. At approximately 12:40 p.m., arrive at Lambeau Field east parking lot, 1265 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, 54304, topics: how tournament representatives organize tournaments and weigh in site, and economic benefit of having tournaments. At approximately 1:35 p.m., arrive at Cabela’s, 1499 Lombardi Avenue, Ashwaubenon, 54304, topics: DNR’s role with large tournament process and the staging site.

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, May 28, 2014: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of May 2014 NRB agenda
    3. Approval of March 2014 NRB brief of action (PDF)
    4. Approval of April 2014 NRB brief of action (PDF)
  2. Ratification of Acts of the DNR Secretary
    1. May 2014 DNR Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Presentation of the 2013 Shikar Safari Club International Officer of the Year Award (PDF)
      2. Board Order WA-14-13 adoption request: proposed rules affecting chs. NR 103, 123, 130, 131, 132, 135, 140, 182, 213, 214, 350, 406, 500, 502, 503, 504, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510, 512, 514, 516, 518, 520, 524, 526, 528, 538, 700, 812, and 815, Wis. Adm. Code, relating to proposed changes as required by Section 103 of 2013 Wisconsin Act 1, the ferrous mining law (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome Corrected
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Board Order FH-34-13 adoption request: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 20 related to trolling regulations on inland waters of Wisconsin (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      2. Emergency Board Order ER-31-13(E) and Board Order ER-30-13 adoption request: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 10, 16, 19, 21, 22, and 27 related to the addition of the Blanding’s turtle to the State’s Protected Wild Animal list, possession exemptions, and turtle seasons and limits and to updating scientific and common names and federal listing status (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      3. Approval request: DNR recommendations for the 2014 deer hunting season structure including antlerless quotas, antlerless permit levels, and configuration of the CWD affected area (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome Corrected
      4. Approval request: name the Dedric W. Bergstrom III Waterfowl Complex (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      5. Map showing locations of May 2014 DNR land purchases and donations - items 3.B.5. to 3.B.15. (PDF)

      6. Land donation: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area in Burnett County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      7. Land acquisition: White River Fishery Area in Bayfield County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      8. Land acquisition: Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area in Rock County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      9. Land acquisition: Northern Highland State Forest in Iron County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      10. Land acquisition: Governor Knowles State Forest, 120 acres in Burnett County (Hermansen) (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      11. Land acquisition: Governor Knowles State Forest, 185 acres in Burnett County (Bell Lumber) (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      12. Land acquisition: New Munster Wildlife Area in Kenosha County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      13. Land acquisition – Central Wisconsin Grasslands in Portage County: Citizen Testimony Welcome Deleted
      14. Land acquisition: Buena Vista Wildlife Area in Portage County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      15. Easement acquisition: Forest Legacy Program in Douglas County - Citizen Testimony Welcome Deleted
      16. Easement acquisition: Forest Legacy Program in Iron County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      17. Emergency Board Order FH-03-14(E) adoption request: proposed rules affecting NR 20 and 23 related to modifications in fish daily bag limits and minimum size limits in response to harvest (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome Added
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony Welcome
      1. Board Order LE-01-14 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 5 related to Boat Rules and Regulation (PDF)
      2. Board Order WM-06-14 and emergency Board Order WM-05-14(E) scope statement approval request and conditional approval of the permanent rule hearing notice and notice of submittal to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse: proposed rules affecting Chapters NR 10, 12, and 45 related to establishing deer hunting seasons during which the use of crossbows is allowed (PDF)
      3. Board Order WM-04-14(E) scope statement approval request: proposed rules affecting Chapter NR 10 related to establishing the 2014 migratory bird hunting seasons (PDF)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.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
      1. Shooting range guidance document for range development considerations on DNR lands (PDF)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PDF) Moved from April 2014 agenda
      2. Wildlife Management Bureau 2014 Spring Hearings advisory question results (PDF)
      3. Fisheries Management Bureau 2014 Spring Hearings advisory question results (PDF)
      4. Congress Matters: 2014 Conservation Congress Advisory Question Summary and Convention Report (PDF)
  6. DNR Secretary's Matters
    1. May 2014 DNR Retirement Resolutions (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      1. Carl Mesman
      2. William Miller
      3. John Nielsen
      4. Debby Roszak
      5. Terry Trapp
      6. Garry Vincent
      7. Annette Weissbach
    2. Donations
      None
  7. Board Members' Matters

Public participation information

The public is welcome to attend any Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting unless it is noticed as a closed/executive session. The NRB also provides opportunities for citizens to appear and to submit written comments about issues that come before it. See complete information about registering to speak at a Board meeting and submitting written comments on the Board public participation web page.

Deadline to register to speak and submit written comments:
11 a.m. on the Friday prior to a Board meeting unless otherwise noted.

Last revised: Friday January 02 2015