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April 2015 Natural Resources Board agenda (PDF) This is the official agenda.

April 2015 Natural Resources Board brief of action (PDF)

April 2015 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.

April 2015 Natural Resources Board public apearances (PDF)

Since this agenda was posted, the following items have changed:
3.A.1. Removed (3/13/2015)
3.A.2. Removed (3/13/2015)
3.B.5. Removed (3/20/2015)
6.B.1. Removed (3/20/2015)
6.B.2. Added (3/20/2015)

Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comments: 11 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015. See complete information on the Board public participation web page.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
April 2015 agenda and meeting materials

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 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 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, April 8, 2015: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of April 2015 NRB agenda
    3. Approval of February 2015 NRB brief of action (PDF)
  2. Ratification of Acts of the DNR Secretary
    1. April 2015 DNR Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Board Order WT-31-10 public hearing request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 106 related to the calculation of water quality based effluent limitations for the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit program regulating wastewater discharges - Written Comment Only Removed
      2. Board Order WT-11-12 public hearing request: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 106, 205, and 212 relating to the administration of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit program regulating wastewater discharges - Written Comment Only Removed
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Emergency Board Order FH-17-14(E) adoption request: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 20 and 23 related to modifications in walleye harvest management in Ceded Territory waters (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      2. Approval request: 10-year plan for wild turkey management (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Wisconsin DNR turkey management web page (includes link to wild turkey management plan)
      3. Approval request: DNR recommendations to issue a Stewardship grant that will prohibit at least one nature-based outdoor activity (NBOA) on non-DNR land: City of Green Bay, Brown County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      4. Approval request: DNR recommendations to issue a Stewardship grant that will prohibit at least one nature-based outdoor activity (NBOA) on non-DNR land: City of Reedsburg, Sauk County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      5. Approval request: proposed amendments to the Columbia County Planning Group Master Plan and the Environmental Impact Statement for the preferred site for the Columbia County Shooting Range on Mud Lake Wildlife Area - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome Removed
      6. Land Exchange – Nine Mile Island State Natural Area, Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area – Pepin and Dunn Counties (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      7. Land Acquisition – Amsterdam Sloughs Wildlife Area – Burnett County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Board Order WY-19-14 scope statement approval request and conditional approval of the public hearing notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 111 related to cooling water intake structures (PDF)
  4. Citizen Participation - 10:30 a.m.
    (Note: If time permits, the Board may consider the following agenda items prior to Citizen Participation: 5. Information Items; 6. DNR Secretary’s Matters; and 7. Board Members’ Matters)
    1. Citizen Appearances
      Citizen testimony 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. See complete information on the Board public participation web page.
    2. Citizen Recognition
      1. Eagle Scout project at CWD sample processing center in Black Earth – construction of 9 deer aging boards to collect and accurately age a total of 72 jaws – Brad Chernak (PDF)
      2. Eagle Scout project at Kettle Moraine Forest Lapham Park Unit – GPS coordinates and specific location information for the Waukesha County 911 Dispatch Center and added 22 navigation signs – Alex Neimon (PDF)
      3. Eagle Scout project at Kettle Moraine Forest Lapham Park Unit – create an identification system and later install trail intersection numbers at Kettle Moraine Forest – Joseph Neimon (PDF)
  5. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Grant program report on DNR evaluation of Stewardship grantees’ rules regarding dog use on Stewardship lands as it relates to hunting access (PDF)
      2. Status of FERC regulated dams: Who regulates them? What is the DNR role? How do we address public rights and interest? (PDF)
  6. April 2015 DNR Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. April 2015 DNR Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. Neal Baudhuin
      2. Mike Hammers
      3. Robert Mather
      4. Dan Peerenboom
      5. Gregory Sevener
    2. April 2015 Donations to Wisconsin DNR
      1. The Friends of Rib Mountain State Park, Inc. will donate $450,000 of cash and in-kind to be used to build a 3-season shelter/gathering center to enhance visitor experience at Rib Mountain State Park Removed
      2. The Friends of Peninsula State Park will donate $18,000.00 to be used to fund a Limited Term Employee Park Naturalist and Invasive Species Coordinator at Peninsula State Park for the 2015 season (PDF) Added
  7. April 2015 Natural Resources Board Members' Matters
    1. Resolution on Board Authority (PDF)

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 May 29 2015