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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
February 26 - 27, 2008 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Bldg. (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on item 1 as listed on the Agenda..

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, the Natural Resources Board will arrive at approximately 6:00 p.m. for Dinner at the Harvest Restaurant, 21 N. Pinckney Street, Madison, Wisconsin. At approximately 8:00 p.m. the Board will arrive at the Concourse Hotel in Madison.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-7 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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for February 26 - 27, 2008
  2. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Briefing on Ballast Water – Preventing the Introduction of Aquatic Invasives (Secretary Frank, 15 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Northern Highland – American Legion State Forest ATV Trail Alternative Feasibility/Suitability Assessment (Steve Petersen, 45 minutes)
      2. Annual Great Lakes Commercial Fishing Review (Bill Horns, 30 minutes)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of minutes December 4 - 5, 2007
  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-24-07, proposed rules affecting NR 406, 407 & 445 pertaining to the timeline for implementation of air permit and hazardous air pollutant requirements for emissions associated with agricultural waste (Eileen Pierce, 20 minutes) Tabled at January 2008 meeting. Note: public appearances will not be accepted.
      2. Request adoption of Board Order AM-23-07, revisions to chs. NR 400, 404, and 484, Wisconsin Administrative Code, pertaining to air quality standards for particulate matter (Larry Bruss, 10 minutes) Deleted
      3. Presentation of the Shikar-Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year Award for Wisconsin (Randy Stark and John Pearson, 20 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order FH-07-08(E), related to proposed trout regulations in the Prairie River, Lincoln County (Joe Hennessy, 15 minutes) TABLED AT JANUARY 2008 MEETING. NOTE: PUBLIC APPEARANCES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
      2. Adoption of a plan for implementing recommendations from the audit of the Sex-Age-Kill model for estimating deer populations (Keith Warnke, 20 minutes)
      3. Request authorization for public hearings on Board Order WM-05-08, related to the control of CWD in White-tailed Deer (Alan Crossley, 30 minutes)
      4. Request authorization for public hearings on Board Order WM-06-08, modifications to chs. NR 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, and 19, the 2008 Wildlife Management Housekeeping Rule package (Scott Loomans, 20 minutes)
      5. Request authorization for public hearings of Board Order FR-03-08, revisions to NR 46, related to stumpage rates, definition changes and additions, and procedural changes to petitions and management plan packets (Kathryn Nelson, 10 minutes)
      6. Land Acquisition – Ice Age Trail – Marathon County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes
      7. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification – Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area – Oneida County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      8. Easement Acquisition – Forest Legacy Program – Forest and Marinette Counties (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
  5. Board Members' Matters
  6. Special Committees' Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Kenneth D. Olson
    2. Donations
      1. Finkl & Sons will donate $261,500 to provide financial assistance to support tree planting in Wisconsin State Forests from 2008 – 2018.
      2. The Johnson Family Foundation will donate $17,000 in support of the Trumpeter Swan Program and the Piping Plover Program.
      3. The Devil’s Lake Concession Corporation will donate $10,000 to help defray costs for the aerial spraying of gypsy moths.

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