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

May 2015 Natural Resources Board brief of action (PDF)

May 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.

May 2015 Natural Resources Board public appearances (PDF)

Since this agenda was posted, the following have changed:
6.A. Corrected
6.B.1. Corrected

Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comments: 11 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015. See complete information on the Board public participation web page.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
May 2015 agenda and meeting materials

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, the Natural Resources Board will have an informal meeting with the Wisconsin Conservation Congress Executive Council at approximately 6:30 p.m. at Babes Restaurant, 5614 Schroeder Road, Madison, Wisconsin.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 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, May 27, 2015: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of May 2015 NRB agenda
    3. Approval of April 2015 NRB brief of action (PDF)
  2. Ratification of Acts of the DNR Secretary
    1. May 2015 DNR Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Presentation of the 2015 Shikar-Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year Award for Wisconsin (PDF)
      2. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order OE-20-14(E), proposed rules affecting chapter NR 150 related to the Department’s environmental analysis and review procedures (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      3. Request authorization for public hearings for Board Order DG-15-13, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 809 related to safe drinking water (PDF) Written Comment Only
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order FH-12-14, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 20 related to minor changes to fisheries administrative code (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      2. Request authorization for public hearings for Board Order FH-10-12, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 25 related to commercial harvest of chubs from Lake Michigan (PDF) Written Comment Only
      3. Congress Matters: 2015 Conservation Congress Advisory Question Summary and Convention Report (PDF)
      4. Request adoption of Board Order FH-14-14, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 19-21 and 26 related to fishing regulations on inland, outlying, and boundary waters that were proposed at the 2015 Fish and Wildlife Spring Hearings (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      5. Request adoption of Board Order WM-01-15, proposed rules modifying chapters NR 10 and 11 related to hunting, trapping, and closed areas that were proposed at the 2015 Fish and Wildlife Spring Hearings (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      6. Request approval of antlerless deer harvest quotas and deer hunting season framework for 2015 (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      7. Land Acquisition – White River Fishery Area, Bayfield County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      8. Black River State Forest (Gebhardt parcel), Jackson County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      9. Land Acquisition – Black River State Forest (Rogan Cabin LLC parcel), Jackson County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      10. Land Acquisition – State Trails, Barron and Manitowoc Counties (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      11. Land Acquisition – Statewide Natural Areas (Marclan, Inc. parcel), Iowa County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      12. Land Acquisition – Statewide Natural Areas (Day parcel), Iowa County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      13. Land Acquisition – Tiffany Wildlife Area, Pepin County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      14. Land Acquisition – Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit, Walworth County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statements of Scope for Board Orders WM-04-15(E), WM-05-15(E), and WM-06-15, and grant conditional approval of the notice of public hearing and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearing House, regarding proposed changes to Ch. NR 10 related to establishing the 2015 migratory bird hunting seasons (PDF)
  4. Citizen Participation - 11:30 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.
  5. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. May 2015 update on development and implementation of the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) and County Deer Management Advisory Councils (CDMAC) (PDF)
  6. May 2015 DNR Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. May 2015 DNR Retirement Resolutions (PDF) Corrected: see page 1 of PDF for details
      1. W. Ted Ave’Lallemant
      2. Don Bates
      3. Brian Buenzow
      4. Alan Crossley
      5. JoAnne Farnsworth
      6. Charles (Chuck) Gatling
      7. James Horne
      8. Dale Katsma
      9. Randy McDonough
      10. Gregory Rublee
      11. William Vander Zouwen
      12. Nondor (Tim) Weiss
      13. Adrian Wydeven
    2. May 2015 Donations to Wisconsin DNR
      1. The Friends of Rib Mountain State Park, Inc. will donate $450,000 $680,000 of cash and in-kind to be used to build a three season shelter/gathering center to enhance visitor experience at Rib Mountain State Park (PDF) Moved from April 2015 agenda and corrected: see page 1 of PDF for details
      2. The Friends of Kohler-Andrae State Park will donate $90,000 in cash and $16,500 of in-kind labor to be used to improve Lake Michigan water quality, install beach paths, and provide sand dune restoration (PDF)
      3. Devil’s Lake Concession Corporation will donate $57,500 to be used to fund limited term employees in visitor services, maintenance, law enforcement, and interpretation; ongoing maintenance and repair of park facilities and grounds; and long-term lake monitoring of Devil’s Lake (PDF)
      4. The Ruffed Grouse Society will donate $45,755 to support eleven habitat and trail projects across Wisconsin (PDF)
  7. May 2015 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: Tuesday June 30 2015