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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board September 2016 agenda and meeting materials

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

  1. NOTICE ADDED (CLOSED SESSION)

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Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comment:
11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA (rev. 09-26-16)

For meeting at:
Comfort Inn and Suites
W10170 Highway 54 East
Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, the Wisconsin 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). The Board will arrive at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the Comfort Inn and Suites, W10170 Highway 54 East, Black River Falls, WI and will receive a presentation on the history of the Elk project and Black River State Forest (BRSF). At approximately 1:15 p.m., the Board will arrive at Dike 17/Settlement Road parking area, Black River Falls; Topic: Recognition of partners in development of the Elk Reintroduction Project. At approximately 2:15 p.m., the Board will arrive at Peterson Fields, N. Settlement Road, south of Dike 17 (GPS coordinates: 44.288, -90.569), Black River Falls; Topic: Habitat management and elk monitoring. At approximately 3:15 p.m. the Board will arrive at Harkner and Son Cranberry, W5603 Cranmore Road, Black River Falls; Topic: Elk damage, abatement, fencing, etc. At approximately 4:10 p.m., the Board will arrive at the ATV/UTV Trail Head (N3645 North Settlement Road, Black River Falls; Topic: ATV/UTV trails on BRSF.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will have a social and dinner discussion with tribal leaders beginning at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Ho-Chunk Casino, W9010 Hwy 54 E, Black River Falls.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Comfort Inn and Suites, W10170 Highway 54 East, Black River Falls, WI. The Board will act on items 1-2 and 5-6 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the Comfort Inn and Suites, W10170 Highway 54 East, Black River Falls, WI, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board may convene in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes to confer with legal counsel on strategy with respect to likely litigation. 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.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for September 27-28, 2016
    3. Approval of brief of action from August 3, 2016
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      None
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order FH-17- 16(E) and Board Order FH-19-16 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for FH-19-16 and notice of Submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 20 and 25 related to fish harvest in Lake Superior (Terry Margenau, Lake Superior Fisheries Team Supervisor)
    4. Department-Wide
      1. Request approval of the Department's 2017 - 2019 Biennial Budget including Operating, Capital, and Environmental Improvement Fund components Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome (Joe Polasek, Management and Budget Bureau Director and Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director)
        2017 - 2019 Biennial Budget Proposal
  3. Citizen Participation - 9:30 a.m.
    (Note: If time permits, Items 4-Information Items, 5-Department Secretary's Matters, and 6-Board Members' Matters may come before the Board prior to Item 3-Citizen Participation at 9:30 a.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at 9:30 a.m., this item will be taken up at approximately 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 website for complete information on public participation at Board meetings
    2. Citizen Recognition
      None
  4. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Update on the CWD Response Plan and steps moving forward
        (Bob Nack, Big Game Section Chief)
      2. Overview of Southwest Deer and Predator Study
        (Scott Hull, Wildlife and Forestry Research Section Chief)
  5. Department Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Michael T. Anderson
      2. Shirley Bargander
      3. Jean Berens
      4. Raymond Brockman
      5. Randy C. Douglas
      6. James E. Halvorson
      7. Bonnie Kotila
      8. Paul La Liberte
      9. Eugene Van Dyck
    2. Donations
      1. Friends of Lapham Peak, Inc. will donate $66,500 to be used to construct an "open air" shelter at the Homestead Hollow picnic area within Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit
      2. Friends of Lapham Peak, Inc. will donate $42,000 to purchase snowmaking infrastructure and equipment to enhance and expand the current snowmaking operation to promote and encourage outdoor recreation during the winter months at Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Information Items
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
  6. 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.

Board Meetings are now webcast live. To watch, go to this site 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 attend a tour, testify, and/or to submit written comment: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 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 October 10 2016