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SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING ITEM HAS CHANGED:
NOTICE Briefing on Statutory Authority canceled

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
August 13, 2008 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Governor Dodge Hotel and Convention Center
300 West U.S. Highway 151
Platteville, Wisconsin

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, August 11, 2008, a quorum of the Natural Resources Board will tour the SW Grasslands, southwest Dane County, northeast Lafayette County, and southeast Iowa County, Wisconsin at 12:30 p.m. At approximately 4:30 p.m. the Board will travel to the Governor Dodge Hotel and Convention Center, Platteville, Wisconsin.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, the Natural Resources Board will arrive at approximately 11:50 a.m. for lunch at the Governor Dodge Hotel and Convention Center, Platteville, Wisconsin. At 12:45 p.m., the Natural Resources Board will travel to the Roundtree Branch Restoration Project, Platteville, Wisconsin. At approximately 2:00 p.m., the Board will depart for the Driftless Area Biomass Inventory & Analysis Project, off College Farm Road, south of Platteville, Wisconsin. At approximately 3:00 p.m., the Board will depart for the DOT Stream Alteration, STH 151, south of Platteville, Wisconsin. At approximately 3:30 p.m., the Board will depart for a grasslands bus tour on County Highway G, Town of Belmont, Lafayette County. At approximately 4:00 p.m., the Board will depart for Lake Joy Dam, Bethel Grove Road, Town of Belmont, Lafayette County. If time allows, the Board will continue with the grasslands bus tour as they return to Platteville, Wisconsin. At approximately 5:15 p.m. the Board will travel to the Lighthouse Inn, 96 E. Main Street, Platteville, Wisconsin for a social gathering at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. At approximately 7:30 p.m. the Board will return to the Governor Dodge Hotel and Convention Center in Platteville, Wisconsin.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at the Governor Dodge Hotel and Convention Center, Platteville, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that during lunch on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, there will be a briefing on the statutory authority of the Board. CANCELED AND RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER MEETING

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.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for August 13, 2008
    3. Approval of minutes from May 28, 2008
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Request Adoption of Board Order AM-38-03, proposed rules affecting chs. NR 460, 463 and 484 pertaining to the incorporation of the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for the secondary aluminum industry (Bill Baumann, 10 minutes)
      2. Request Adoption of Board Order AM-31-07, Incorporation of federal amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) affecting chs. NR 460, 469, and 484, Wisconsin Administrative Code (Bill Baumann, 5 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request Adoption of Board Orders WM-17-08 and WM-18-08(E), 2008 migratory game bird seasons (Kent Van Horn, 30 minutes)
      2. Request adoption of Board Order FH-22-06A, revised fishing tournament regulations (Mike Staggs, 15 minutes)
      3. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order ER-08-08, revisions to NR 27 relating to the list of Endangered and Threatened Species (Sumner Matteson, 15 minutes)
      4. Request Authorization for public hearing for Board Order FR-15-08, revisions to NR 47, related to the gypsy moth suppression grant program (Andrea Diss-Torrance, 15 minutes)
      5. Land Acquisition - Kettle Moraine State Forest - Mukwonago River Unit - Waukesha & Walworth Counties (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      6. Land Acquisition - Statewide Natural Areas, Statewide Public Access, Brule River State Forest, Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area & Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Areas - Langlade, Forest, Florence, Douglas, Iron & Oneida Counties (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      7. Easement Acquisition & Partial Donation - Forest Legacy Project - Washington County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      8. Land and Easement Acquisition - Lower Wisconsin State Riverway - Crawford County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition – Lower Wisconsin State Riverway – Richland County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Acquisition & Donation - Snow Bottom State Natural Area - Grant County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Acquisition & Project Boundary Modification - Pershing Wildlife Area - Taylor County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
  5. Board Members' Matters
    1. Approval of the 2009 Natural Resources Board meeting dates
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Lee B. Liebenstein
      2. Larry J. Schaefer
      3. Charles Fitzgerald
    2. Donations
      1. The National Wild Turkey Federation will donate $5,320 to the Bureau of Wildlife Management to develop wild turkey nesting and brood rearing habitat in Langlade County
      2. The Andrew F. Bell and Edith M. Bell Charitable Trust will donate $47,207.50, with $23,603.75 going to the Endangered Resources Fund and $23,603.75 to the Wildlife Management Wetland Program.
      3. Terry and Mary Kohler will donate $5,000 in support of the Wisconsin Trumpeter Swan Program
      4. Whitetails Unlimited will donate $8,000 to the Bureau of Wildlife Management for maintenance of hunter walking trails at Hay Creek/Hoffman Lake Wildlife Area.
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Update on June flooding (Todd Ambs and Susan Crawford, 30 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Annual Update on Wisconsin Wolf Management Plan (Adrian Wydeven and U.W. Professor Tim Van Deelen, 60 minutes)

Public Participation Information

Public Participation at Natural Resources Board Meetings

Public participation registration and written comment deadline:
4 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting.
Registration requests and comments should be directed to the Board Liaison.

Last revised: Tuesday August 13 2013