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

October 2014 Natural Resources Board brief of action (PDF)

October 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.

October 2014 Natural Resources Board public appearances (PDF)

Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comments: 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014. See complete information on the Board public participation web page.

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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
October 2014 agenda and meeting materials

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-3 and 6-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at approximately 9:45 a.m., the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session in conference room 813, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing litigation matters. Added

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, October 29, 2014: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of October 2014 NRB agenda
    3. Approval of September 2014 NRB brief of action (PDF)
  2. Ratification of Acts of the DNR Secretary
    1. October 2014 DNR Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Approval request: DNR recommendations for establishment of a connector ATV/UTV trail on the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area, Oneida County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      2. Approval request: initiate a public involvement process which may result in an amendment to the Columbia County Planning Group Master Plan to site a shooting range on Mud Lake Wildlife Area, Columbia County (PDF)
      3. Approval request: tier 3 Management Plans for Stewardship Demonstration Forests (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      4. Land acquisition: Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area – Eau Claire County and Dunn County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      5. Land sale: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway – Grant County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      6. Request approval to initiate a public involvement process which may result in a master plan amendment to the Brule River State Forest to modify and align the annual sustainable harvest levels (PDF) Added
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony Welcome
      1. Board Order FH-12-14 scope statement approval request, 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 20 related to minor changes to fisheries administrative code (PDF)
      2. Board Order FH-13-14 scope statement approval request, 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 25 related to implementing a web-based Electronic Fish Harvest Reporting System (EFHRS) for licensed commercial fishers of the Great Lakes (PDF)
      3. Emergency Board Order FH-16-14(E) scope statement approval request, conditional approval of the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 20 and 25 related to lake trout harvest limits in Lake Superior (PDF)
  4. Citizen Participation - 9:30 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 testimony on topics that are not on this month's agenda; testimony on items that are on this month's agenda are made at the time the Board considers the item. See complete information on the Board public participation web page.
    2. Citizen Recognition
      1. The 2014 Rebecca Wallace Award (PDF)
  5. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Information update: development and implementation of the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP)and County Deer Management Advisory Councils (CDMAC) (PDF)
      2. Information update: 2014 wolf harvest season (PDF) Added
  6. October 2014 DNR Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony Welcome
    1. October 2014 DNR Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. Ronald W. Cork
      2. Marcia Frost-Vahradian
      3. James Storandt
    2. October 2014 Donations
      1. The Friends of Blue Mound State Park will donate $100,000 to be used to renovate and upgrade the swimming facilities at Blue Mound State Park (PDF)
  7. October 2014 Natural Resources 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 on the Board public participation web page.

Last revised: Friday December 12 2014