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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board January 2017 agenda and meeting materials

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

Amended2 January Public appearance list

Written Comment list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
2.B.1. CORRECTED (title only)(12/21/16)
2.B.3. CORRECTED (01/18/17)
2.B.4. CORRECTED (title only)(12/21/16)
5.B.2. ADDED (12/21/16)
2.B.10 ADDED (12/27/16)
2.B.11 ADDED (12/27/16)
2.B.12 ADDED (12/27/16)
2.B.13 ADDED (12/27/16)
2.B.14 ADDED (12/27/16)
2.B.15 ADDED (01/10/17)
2.B.16 ADDED (01/10/17)
3.B.2. ADDED (01/10/17)
5.A. MODIFIED (01/10/17)
6.A.1. ADDED (01/18/17)

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Deadline to register to testify, and/or to submit written comment for all items except agenda item 2.B.9.: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA (rev. 12/21/16)

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, in public meeting room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, WI. The Board will act on items 1-2 and 5-6 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately noon on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, 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 WI Department of Justice (DOJ) Counsel regarding ongoing 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 January 25, 2017
    3. Approval of brief of action from December 14, 2016
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Request adoption of Board Order WA-40-10, proposed rules affecting NR 600 series rules related to the generation, transportation, recycling, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste, universal waste, and use oil
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Ed Lynch, Hazardous Waste Section Chief)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order WM-02-16, proposed rules modifying Chapters NR 10 and 45, related to placement and use of tree stands and hunting blinds on DNR managed lands, hunting hours, and a review of 2016 wildlife management related spring hearing advisory questions asked to gauge public opinion CORRECTED
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      2. Request adoption of Board Order WM-04-13, modifications to Chapters NR 10, 11, and 16, the 2013 Wildlife Management housekeeping rules package
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      3. Request adoption of Board Order LF-02-15, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 45 and NR 51 related to public use of department properties and administration of Stewardship grants CORRECTED
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Aaron Buchholtz, Deputy Division Administrator for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks)
      4. Request adoption of Board Order FH-13-16 FH-12-16(E), proposed rules affecting Chapter NR 25 related to cisco (lake herring) harvest in Lake Superior and affecting small business CORRECTED
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Todd Kalish, Fisheries Management Deputy Bureau Director)
      5. Request approval of the bear harvest quotas for the 2017 season
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (David MacFarland, Carnivore Staff Specialist)
      6. Request approval of the Horicon-Shaw Planning Group Master Plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Link to Master Plan and Environmental Analysis
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
      7. Request approval of Northwest Barrens Properties Master Plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Proposed Northwest Barrens Properties Draft Master Plan may be viewed here.
        Background brochure for Northwest Barrens: A landscape of global significance.
        Background brochure about the Sharp-tailed Grouse.
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
      8. Request to review land sale items identified by Wisconsin Conservation Congress for reconsideration
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director)
      9. Blue Mound State Park Master Plan Amendment (*See page 4 for additional information)
        1. Request reconsideration of the plan amendment approved January 27, 2016
          Deadline to submit Written Comment is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 and
          the deadline to request to testify is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017

          (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        2. If reconsideration passes, request approval of the Blue Mound State Park Master Plan Amendment
          Deadline to submit Written Comment is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 and
          the deadline to request to testify is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017

          (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
      10. Land Donation - Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area - Rock County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director) ADDED
      11. Land Donation - Lake Mills Wildlife Area - Jefferson County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director) ADDED
      12. Land Donation - Wild Rivers State Trail - Barron County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director) ADDED
      13. Land Donation - Statewide Public Access - Jefferson County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director) ADDED
      14. Land Donation - Buffalo River State Trail - Trempealeau County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director) ADDED
      15. Request approval of Wildlife Management's 2017 spring meeting agenda
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist) ADDED
      16. Request approval of the Fisheries Management Bureau's 2017 Fish and Wildlife
        Spring Hearing questions related to Board Order FH-10-16.
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Justine Hasz, Fisheries Management Bureau Director) ADDED
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statements of Scope for Emergency Board Order WM-01- 17(E) and WM-02-17 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for WM- 02-17 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse related to establishing the 2017 migratory bird hunting seasons in Chapter NR 10 Wisconsin Administrative Code
        (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
    4. Department-Wide
      None
  3. Citizen Participation - 1:00
    (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 1:00 p.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at 1:00 p.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.)
    2. Citizen Recognition
      1. 2016 Becky Wallace Award
      2. Staff Recognition ADDED
  4. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) 2017 Spring Hearing Advisory Questions
        (Larry Bonde, WCC Chair)
  5. Department Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. Retirement Resolutions MODIFIED
      1. Benito Alba
      2. Michael Anderson
      3. Roger Bannerman Moved to March 1, 2017 agenda
      4. Paul W. Bruggink
      5. Ed Jepsen
      6. Linda M. Talbot
      7. Darrell E. Zastrow
    2. Donations
      1. Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin will donate $15,211 to be used to support the West Coulee Region State Natural Areas
      2. Natural Resources Foundation - Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Fund will donate $35,385.55 to be used to support wildlife habitat restoration and management activities along the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway ADDED
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. 2016 Year in review
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Board Members' Matters
      1. Public Land Access Resolution ADDED
    2. Review of Spring Hearing Questions
    3. Election of Officers

* Agenda item 2.B.9.: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Department of Natural Resources will be asking the Natural Resources Board to reconsider its January 27, 2016 vote to approve an amendment to the Blue Mound State Park Master Plan modifying the park's trail network and adding a 1.4 mile snowmobile route through the park.

If the Board decides to reconsider its decision on the Blue Mound State Park Master Plan Amendment, its next agenda item will be reconsideration of the Department's request to approve that same master plan amendment.

The Board will take testimony on each question before it: it will take testimony on the question of reconsideration; if it agrees to reconsider its vote, it will take testimony on the plan amendment. Members of the public may address both questions when they speak on the question of reconsideration.

Agenda item 2.B.9.: Deadline to submit Written Comment is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 and the deadline to request to testify is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017

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.

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 November 13 2017