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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board June 2017 agenda and meeting materials

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

Public Appearance List

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
NOTICE ADDED (06/23/17b)
2.C.2. ADDED (06/20/17)
5.C.3. ADDED (06/20/17)
5.C.4. ADDED (06/23/17a)
6.A. ADDED (06/23/17a)

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Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comment: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA (6/23/2017b)

For meeting at:
County Board Room of the St. Croix County Government Center
1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 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). 1) The Board will arrive at UW-Hudson Center, 2501 Hanley Road, Room 200B, Hudson at approximately 11:20 a.m. for lunch. 2) At approximately 12:15 p.m., the Board will arrive at the Stillwater Bridge, intersection of Highway 64 and 35, Stillwater, for a presentation on the history and implementation of the bridge project, and a summary of Basin Team projects and outcomes. 3) At approximately 1:10 p.m., the Board will arrive at the Loop Trailhead, 70 County Road E, Houlton, for a presentation on work by St. Croix County resulting from the building of the bridge. 4) At approximately 2:10 p.m., the Board will arrive at the Town of St. Joseph Town Hall, 1337 County Road V, Hudson, for a presentation on Stormwater and Wastewater projects being completed due to the bridge project and on UW-River Falls work with intergovernmental collaboration. 5) At approximately 3:20 p.m., the Board will arrive at Willow River State Park, 1034 County Road A, Hudson, for presentations on the overview of the State Park system and changes, Willow River State Park information, Friends of the Willow River's part in the Park's changes, an overview of internal and external collaboration, the dam, and liability. HANDOUT (tour packet)

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the County Board Room of the St. Croix County Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson. The Board will act on items 1-2 and 5-6 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at approximately 11:15 a.m., 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 ongoing litigation (Wade et. al vs. DNR Board). 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 June 28, 2017
    3. Approval of brief of action from May 24, 2017
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request approval of the Menominee River State Recreation Area Master Plan
        Link to Management Plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        PowerPoint Presentation
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief) Was moved from the May 24, 2017 agenda
        1. Informational overview of Wisconsin's State Natural Area Program
          Written Comment Only
          PowerPoint Presentation
          (Drew Feldkirchner, Natural Heritage Conservation Bureau Direction)
        2. Request approval of Tier 3 Management Plans for 12 State Natural Areas
          Link to Management Plans
          Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
          PowerPoint Presentation
          (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief) Was moved from the May 24, 2017 agenda
      2. Request approval of the department's recommendation to conduct regional master planning for department properties statewide
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        PowerPoint Presentation
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief) Was moved from the May 24, 2017 agenda
      3. Request approval to initiate an amendment process for the Kohler-Andrae State Park Master Plan
        Written Comment Welcome
        PowerPoint Presentation
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order FR-23-16 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting Chapter 46 related to the Forest Tax Law Programs (Managed Forest Law and Forest Crop law)
        (R. J. Wickham, Tax Law Section Chief)
      2. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order WM-07- 17(E) and Board Order WM-08-17 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for WM-08-17 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse for proposed rules affecting Ch. NR 10 Wis. Admin. Code, related to revising white-tailed deer 3-year population objectives and deer management unit boundaries ADDED
        PowerPoint Presentation
        (Eric Lobner, Wildlife Management Bureau Director)
    4. Department-Wide
      None
  3. Citizen Participation - Approximately 11:00 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 approximately 11:00 a.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board, 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.)
    2. Citizen Recognition
      None
  4. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Wisconsin Nutrient Reduction Strategy Report
        PowerPoint Presentation
        Handout
        (Marcia Willhite, Water Resources Management Specialist)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Trout management with a focus on Southwest Wisconsin
        PowerPoint Presentation
        (Joanna Griffin, Trout Specialist)
  5. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Gregory Druschba
      2. Steve Grant
      3. James A. Ivacko
      4. Dave A. Marquette
    2. Donations
      None
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Wisconsin Wetland Conservation Trust (WWCT)
      3. Progress Update of Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) Recommendations ADDED
      4. DNR Communications ADDED
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Implications of the State Fair DNR Park staffing changes (Preston Cole) ADDED

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: Friday August 04 2017