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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
August 12, 2009 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Flat Creek Inn & Suites
10290 Hwy 27 S.
Hayward, Wisconsin

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, the Natural Resources Board will tour and receive presentations at the following locations: At approximately noon, the Board will arrive at Pacwawong Springs - Namekagon River, Highway 63 and Northern Lights Road, Lenroot. At approximately 1:00 p.m., the Board will arrive at Bayfield County Forest’s Deer Exclusion Fence site, Randysek Road, Cable. At approximately 3:00 p.m., the Board will arrive at Lake Helane, Lake Helane Road, Spider Lake. At approximately 4:30 p.m., the Board will arrive at The Landing, 8255 N. County Road CC, Hayward, WI.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will have a social and dinner discussion with tribal leaders beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at The Landing, 8255 N. County Road CC, Hayward, Wisconsin.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, in Ballroom A at Flat Creek Inn & Suites, Hayward, 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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for August 12, 2009
    3. Approval of minutes from May 26-27, 2009 (deferred from June 23-24 meeting)
    4. Approval of minutes from June 23-24, 2009
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste and Water//Enforcement
      1. Presentation of the 2008 Wisconsin Ethical Hunter Award (Dave Zebro, 10 minutes)
      2. Request Adoption of Emergency Board Order WT-22-09(E), revisions to ch. NR 335 - Dam Maintenance, Repair, Modification, Abandonment and Removal Aid Program and ch. NR 336 - Small and Abandoned Dam Removal Grant Program (Meg Galloway, 15 minutes)
      3. Request Authorization for Public Hearings for Board Order DG-19-09 Repealing and Recreating Chapters NR 809 and NR 811; and Creation of NR 810 all pertaining to public drinking water systems (Lee Boushon, 15 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request Adoption of Board Order WM-03-09, the 2009 Wildlife Management Housekeeping Rules Package (Scott Loomans, 10 minutes)
      2. Request Adoption of Board Orders WM-13-09 and WM-14-09(E), 2009 migratory game bird seasons (Kent Van Horn, 30 minutes)
      3. Request Adoption of Board Order FH-21-08, amend Ch. NR 25 relating to commercial fishing on the Great Lakes (Bill Horns, 10 minutes)
      4. Request Authorization for Public Hearing on Board Order FH-23-09 to amend Ch. NR 25 relating to the total allowable commercial harvest of whitefish in Lake Michigan (Bill Horns, 10 minutes)
      5. Request Authorization for Public Hearing on Board Order LF-08-09 creating CH. NR 52 regarding public use of lands acquired under the Knowles Nelson Stewardship Program (Pat Henderson and Doug Haag, 20 minutes)
      6. Request Approval of the Straight Lake State Park and Wildlife Area Master Plan (Dan Schuller and Jeff Prey, 15 minutes)
      7. Request Approval of a management plan for the control of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in white tailed deer (Tom Hauge and Davin Lopez, 30 minutes) moved from February agenda
      8. Land Acquisition - Statewide Natural Areas - Sawyer County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition - North Branch Milwaukee River Wildlife & Farm Heritage Area - Ozaukee County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes
      10. Land Acquisition & Project Boundary Modifications - Statewide Natural Areas - Monroe County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Acquisition - Baraboo Hills Recreation Area - Columbia County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      12. Land Acquisition - Wild Rose Hatchery - Waushara County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      13. Land Donation & Project Boundary Modification - Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area - Chippewa County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Recognition
      1. Presentation of North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association 2009 Torch Award to Warden Chris Spaight
    2. Citizen Participation
  5. Board Members' Matters
    1. Approval of 2010 Natural Resources Board Meeting Dates
  6. Special Committees' Reports
    1. Earn-A-Buck (EAB) Alternatives Committee Report (Ralph Fritsch, Committee Chair, 30 minutes)
  7. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Dean Farr
      2. Jeffrey J. Haack
      3. Duane Lahti
      4. Richard K. Van Osch
      5. Marie Stewart
      6. Calvin Doering
      7. Richard E. Evans
      8. Linda L. Evans
      9. William J. Mitchell
      10. Ronald R. Preder
      11. Michael P. Russo
      12. C. Randy Case
      13. Suzan B. Acre
    2. Donations
      1. Polar Bears International will donate $75,000 for Tree Planting for Climate Change Initiative
      2. The Andrew F. Bell and Edith M. Bell Charitable Trust will donate $48,494, with $24,247 going to the Endangered Resources Fund and $24,247 to the Wildlife Management Wetland Program
      3. The Kiap TU Wish Chapter of Trout Unlimited will donate $14,900 to habitat restoration on Pine Creek
      4. The Windway Foundation, Inc. will donate $10,000 to the Endangered Resources Trumpeter Swan Program
      5. The Friends of Big Foot Beach State Park will donate $9,125 to purchase a Polaris utility mule for park maintenance and upkeep
  8. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. 2009 – 2011 budget update and its impact on the Department (Joe Polasek, 10 minutes)

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Registration requests and comments should be directed to the Board Liaison.

Last revised: Monday March 10 2014