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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board April 2017 agenda and meeting materials

April 2017 Natural Resources Board agenda [PDF] This is the official agenda.

April 12, 2017 Public Appearance List

Written Comment list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
3.B.5. ADDED

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Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comment: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AGENDA

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (April meeting)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene by e-Conference at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in public meeting room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, WI. The Board will act on items 1-4 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.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for April 12, 2017
    3. Approval of brief of action from March 1, 2017
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement - None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order WM-01-17(E) related to establishing the 2017 migratory bird hunting seasons in Ch. NR 10 Wis. Admin. Code
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Powerpoint presentation
        (Taylor Finger, Migratory Bird Specialist)
  3. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Suzann K. DaWalt
      2. Bruce Neeb
      3. Candy Schrank
    2. Donations
      1. Devil's Lake Concession Corporation will donate $68,800 to fund Limited Term Employees in Visitor Services, Maintenance, and Interpretation at Devil's Lake State Park. A portion of the donation also will be used to fund ongoing maintenance and repair of park facilities and grounds and fund long-term lake monitoring of Devil's Lake
      2. Friends of Devil's Lake will donate $28,000 to fund Limited Term Employees in the Visitor Services, Maintenance, and Interpretation at Devil's Lake State Park. A portion of the donation also will be used to fund ongoing maintenance and repair of park facilities and grounds
      3. The Ruffed Grouse Society will donate $41,622 to be used to support eight habitat projects across Wisconsin. The Drummer Fund Program was started in 2010 and has provided valuable support to the management of young forest habitat across the state
      4. The Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park will donate an in kind donation of a John Deer Gator XUV 825i valued at $17,070.40 to be used to provide staff and volunteers at Whitefish Dunes State Park with transportation to complete daily tasks, such as trail and building maintenance, and enhance the customer experience for all visitors throughout the park and trail system
      5. Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Foundation for Education and Research will donate $39,959 for 2017 and $39,959 for 2018 ($79,918 total) to be used to fund testing of permeable concrete pavers ADDED
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
  4. Board Members' Matters
    1. Board Members' Matters

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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 testify, and/or to submit written comment: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017

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Last revised: Monday November 13 2017