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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board January 2018 agenda and meeting materials

January 2018 Natural Resources Board agenda [PDF] This is the official agenda.

Public Appearance list

Written Comment list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
5.C.2.a ADDED (1/22/2018)

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Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to testify and/or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA (rev. 01/22/18)

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 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 24, 2017 at the 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)(e) Wisconsin Statutes to discuss the Department's competitive bargaining and negotiation position with respect to a potential real estate transaction in Southeast Wisconsin and in South Central Wisconsin.

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 24, 2018
    3. Approval of brief of action from December 12-13, 2017
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Request adoption of Board Order WT-15-16, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code, and limited incorporation by reference of those proposed revisions to ch. NR 243 relating to runoff management and nonpoint source performance standards in areas of the state with shallow soils over Silurian bedrock [This item was moved from the December 2017 meeting agenda]
        Citizen Participation and Written Comment Welcome
        (Mary Anne Lowndes, Runoff Management Section Chief)
        PowerPoint presentation
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order FR-07-14, proposed rules affecting chapter 47 related to the federal cost shared state program for suppression of gypsy moth
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Andrea Diss-Torrance, Invasive Forest Insect Program Coordinator)
        PowerPoint presentation
      2. Request approval of department recommendations for the 2018 bear harvest quotas
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Eric Lobner, Wildlife Management Bureau Director)
        PowerPoint presentation
      3. Congress Matters: Questionnaire Informational Only
        (Larry Bonde, Wisconsin Conservation Congress Chair)
      4. Request approval of Fisheries Management's 2018 spring meeting agenda of advisory questions
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Loomans, Fisheries Program and Policy Analyst)
      5. Request approval of Wildlife Management's 2018 spring meeting agenda of advisory questions
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      6. Request approval to deviate from following Chapter NR 44, Wis. Adm. Code when amending plans that pre-date Chapter NR 44
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
      7. Land Donation –Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area – Iron County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
      8. Land Sale – Extensive Wildlife Habitat – Dunn County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
      9. Land Donation – Glacial Habitat Restoration Area – Winnebago County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief, and Josh Brown, NR Program Coordinator)
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      None
    4. Department-Wide - None
  3. Citizen Participation – approximately 11:30 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 NRB Agenda January 24, 2018 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.)
    2. Citizen Recognition
      The 2017 Rebecca Wallace Award
      (Daniel L. Meyer, Department Secretary)
  4. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement - None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. 2018 camping fee structure for the Wisconsin State Park System
        (Ben Bergey, Parks and Recreation Bureau Director)
        PowerPoint presentation
      2. Statewide Acquisition Authority Property Naming
        (Kaylin Helm, Transaction and Policy Specialist)
        PowerPoint presentation
    3. Department-Wide - None
  5. Department Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Pamela J. Kinnie
      2. Steve Petersen
      3. John Robinson
      4. Larry E. Whaley
    2. Donations
      1. Heritage Hill Foundation, Inc. will donate a Children's Interactive Learning Center valued at $297,000 at Heritage Hill State Historical Park in Brown County to be used to provide historically relevant programming developed to interpret the “Military Heritage” theme in a manner that is age appropriate for children ages 2-10
      2. Friends of Crex Association, Inc. will donate $26,600 to be used to support wildlife education and wildlife habitat management purposes, including limited term employment positions, at the properties of the Glacial Lake Grantsburg Wildlife Management Complex
      3. Manitowish Waters Bike Trail Incorporated will donate construction of a public bike trail valued at $1.15 million in the Town of Manitowish Waters at Northern Highland State Forest in Vilas County, Wisconsin to be used to extend the public bike trail system known as the Heart of Vilas Trails
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. Collaborative business and environmental permitting partnership ADDED
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Review of Board Member Spring Hearing Questions
    2. RBoard Members' Matters
    3. Election of Officers

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.

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Last revised: Wednesday January 24 2018