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

September 2015 Natural Resources Board brief of action. This is a summary of motions and votes from the meeting.

September 2015 Natural Resources Board webcast Click the "i" to see a list of all agenda items. To jump to a specific agenda item, click on it in the list, then scroll up if needed and click the X in the upper right corner.

September 2015 Natural Resources Board public appearances (PDF)

Since this agenda was posted, the following has changed:
Notice Added
3.B.4. Modified (9-18-2015); Deleted (9-21-2015)
5.B.1. Added (8-28-2015); Deleted (9-11-2015)
6.B.1. Added

Registration deadline to attend a tour, testify or submit written comments: 11 a.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015. See complete information on the Board public participation web page.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
September 2015 agenda and meeting materials

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 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). Tour 1: At approximately 12:43 p.m., the Board will arrive at a field located south of W14125 County Road A (at spur’s end), Bowler, WI, topic: Streambank Initiative. Tour 2: At approximately 1:08 p.m., the Board will arrive at W13678 County Road A, Bowler, WI, topic: Young Forest Initiative. Tour 3: At approximately 1:38 p.m., the Board will arrive at 12886 River Road, Bowler, WI, topic: Stockbridge oak wilt. Tour 4: Arrive at approximately 2:11 p.m. the Board will arrive at W10488 Big Lake Road, Gresham, WI, topic: wetland mitigation and restoration. Tour 5: At approximately 2:39 p.m. the Board will arrive at Menominee Tribal Enterprises (MTE), Camp 24 Road, Keshena, WI, topic: forestry practices. Tour 6: At approximately 3:44 p.m., the Board will arrive at Riverside Park-Huckleberry Harbor, 222 N. Sawyer Street, Shawano, WI, topic: aquatic plant management and partnerships.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will have a social and dinner discussion with tribal leaders beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at the North Star Mohican Casino in the Casino Events Center, W12180 County Road A, Bowler, WI.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at North Star Mohican Casino in the Casino Events Center, W12180 County Road A, Bowler, WI. The Board will act on items 1-3 and 6-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at approximately 11:15 a.m., the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing potential 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, September 23, 2015: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of September 2015 NRB agenda
    3. Approval of August 2015 NRB brief of action (PDF)
  2. Ratification of Acts of the DNR Secretary
    1. September 2015 DNR Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Board Order DG-15-13 adoption request: proposed rules affecting Chapter NR 809 related to Safe Drinking Water (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Board Order FH-10-12 adoption request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 25 related to commercial harvest of chubs from Lake Michigan (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      2. Board Order FH-18-14 adoption request: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 20 and 23 related to modifications in walleye harvest management in Ceded Territory (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      3. Approval request: 2015 – 2025 Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Management Plan and Wildlife Action Plan (PDF)
        View the Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Management Plan and the Wildlife Action Plan online
      4. Approval request: 2015 – 2025 Wisconsin Beaver Management Plan - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome Modified; Deleted
      5. Land Sale, Scattered Forest Lands, Vilas County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      None
  4. Citizen Participation - at approximately 11 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
      None
  5. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Update on the DNR's strategic analysis related to the industrial sand mining industry in Wisconsin (PDF)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Wisconsin Youth Conservation Congress Initiative update Added; Deleted
  6. September 2015 DNR Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony Welcome
    1. September 2015 DNR Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. Timothy Friedrich
      2. Judy Hayducsko
      3. Daniel F. Kolberg
      4. John (Jack) R. Sullivan
      5. Debra (Deb) Weidert
    2. September 2015 donations to Wisconsin DNR
      1. The Lois Harrison Trust will donate approximately $170,000 to be used to conserve and restore populations of Whooping Cranes, Trumpeter Swans, and to manage their habitats in Wisconsin (PDF) Added
    3. September 2015 DNR Secretary’s Matters
  7. September 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: Monday November 02 2015