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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board May 2016 agenda and meeting materials

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:

  • NOTICE ADDED (05/16/16)
  • NOTICE MODIFIED (05/17/16)
  • 3.B.1. CORRECTED 05/16/16)
  • 3.B.2. TITLE CORRECTED (05/06/16)
  • 5.A.1. ADDED (05/06/16)
  • 5.B.2. ADDED (05/06/16)

View Wisconsin Natural Resources Board agendas, meeting calendar, webcasts, biographies and public participation info online at: http://dnr.wi.gov/about/nrb/overview.html

Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comment: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD
A M E N D E D   A G E N D A

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 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 Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 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, May 25, 2016 at approximately 11:45 a.m., the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes for the purpose of discussing litigation matters and under the authority of s.19.36(10) Wisconsin Statutes for the purpose of discussing personnel matters. ADDED and MODIFIED

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.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for May 25, 2016
    3. Approval of brief of action from April 13, 2016
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Presentation of the 2015 Shikar Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year Award (Todd Schaller, Chief Warden)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request approval of antlerless deer harvest quotas and a deer hunting season framework for 2016
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Tom Hauge, Wildlife Management Bureau Director)
        Powerpoint presentation [PDF]
      2. Request approval of Tier 3 Management Plans for 9 10 stand-alone State Natural Areas totaling 1,342 2,401 acres located in Crawford, Grant, Lafayette, Pepin, Pierce, and Vernon Counties
        Link to Draft Master Plans
        AGENDA TITLE CORRECTED
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome

        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief, and Matt Zine, State Natural Areas Biologist)
        Powerpoint presentation [PDF]
      3. Request approval of the Northern Kettle Moraine Region (NKMR) Wildlife, Fish and Natural Areas Master Plan
        Link to Draft Master Plans
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        Powerpoint presentation [PDF]
      4. Request approval of renaming Little Tail Unit of the Green Bay West Shore Wildlife Area to Bayside Road Unit
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Jeff Pritzl, Northeast District Wildlife Supervisor)
      5. Easement Acquisition - Forest Legacy Program - Douglas County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Doug Haag, Facilities and Lands Deputy Bureau Director)
      6. Land Donation - Big Muskego Lake Wildlife Area - Milwaukee County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Doug Haag, Facilities and Lands Deputy Bureau Director)
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order FH-06-16 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 19-26 related to minor changes to fisheries administrative code
        (Kate Strom Hirons, Fisheries Policy Specialist)
      2. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order FH-10-16 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 19-26 related to fishing regulations on inland, outlying, and boundary waters
        (Kate Strom Hirons, Fisheries Policy Specialist)
    4. Department-Wide
      None
      1. Citizen Participation - 11:30 a.m.
        (Note: If time permits, Items 5-Information Items, 6-Department Secretary's Matters, and 7-Board Members' Matters may come before the Board prior to Item 4-Citizen Participation at 11:30 a.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at 11:30 a.m., this item will be taken up at the posted time.)
        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 public participation at Board meetings at the public site)
        2. Citizen Recognition
          None
      2. Information Items - Written Comment Only
        1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
          The Economic and Fiscal Impact of Wisconsin's Brownfields Investments - A report commissioned by the Wisconsin Brownfields Study Group (Patrick Stevens, Environmental Management Division Administrator, and David Misky, Wisconsin Brownfields Study Group Co-Chair and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee Executive Director-Secretary) ADDED
          Powerpoint presentation [PDF]
        2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
          1. Results of the Bureau of Fisheries Management 2016 spring meeting advisory
            Questions
            (Kate Strom Hiorns, Fisheries Policy Specialist)
          2. Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) Spring Hearing Advisory Question Summary and Convention Report (Incoming WCC Chair) ADDED
      3. Department Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        1. Retirement Resolutions
          1. Randal J. Cooper
          2. Ted Huber
          3. Christopher J. Rucinski
        2. Donations
          1. The estate of Evelyn Rieck will donate $16,775.62 to the Kettle Moraine State Forest- Southern Unit to provide service and purchase materials and needed equipment in the restoration and maintenance of the forest prairies, campgrounds, and day use facilities visited by over one (1) million visitors each season
        3. Department Secretary's Matters
      4. Board Members' Matters

    The public is welcome to attend a Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting. The NRB also provides opportunities for citizens to testify and to submit written comment about issues that come before the NRB. See complete information on public participation at Board meetings at http://dnr.wi.gov/about/nrb/public.html.

    Board Meetings are now webcast live. To watch, go to http://dnr.wi.gov/about/nrb/agenda.html and click Webcasts in the Related Links column on the right. Then click on this month's meeting.

    After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand.

    Please contact Laurie Ross, NRB Liaison, at 608-267-7420 or by email at laurie.ross@wisconsin.gov with NRB related questions, to request information, to submit written comments, to register to attend a Board tour, and to register to testify at a meeting or listening session.

    Deadline to register to testify or to submit written comment: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016

    The NRB and Department of Natural Resources are committed to serving people with disabilities. Please contact the NRB Liaison to request NRB information in an alternative format.

    Last revised: Monday June 20 2016