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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
June 23 - 24 , 2009 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
WI Indianhead Technical College (WITC)
1019 S. Knowles Avenue
New Richmond, Wisconsin

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at the WI Indianhead Technical College, New Richmond, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1 and 3 as listed on the agenda

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, the Natural Resources Board and Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Board (ATCPB) will tour and receive presentations at the following locations: At approximately 1:00 p.m., both Boards will arrive at Common Harvest Farm – a sustainable development farm, 212 280th Avenue, Osceola, Wisconsin. At approximately 2:40 p.m., both Boards will arrive at River Island Park, Star Prairie, Wisconsin. At approximately 3:30 p.m., both Board’s will arrive at Emerald Dairy, LLC, 2487 County Highway G, Emerald, Wisconsin.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at the WI Indianhead Technical College, New Richmond, 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, June 23, 2009: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for June 23 - 24, 2009
    3. Approval of minutes from May 26 - 27, 2009
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request Adoption of Board Order FH-01-09, fishing and clamming regulation changes supported at the 2009 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings (Joe Hennessy, 20 minutes)
      2. Request Authorization for Public Hearings on Board Order FH-18-09, fisheries housekeeping rule revisions (Joe Hennessy, 10 minutes)
      3. Easement Acquisition – Forest Legacy Program – Marinette County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      4. Land Acquisition – Northern Highland State Forest – Vilas County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      5. Land Acquisition – Lulu Lake Natural Area – Walworth County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      6. Land Acquisition – White River Marsh Wildlife Area – Green Lake County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      7. Land Acquisition – Glacial Habitat Restoration – Dodge County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Acquisition – Glacial Habitat Restoration – Fond du Lac County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition – Glacial Drumlin State Trail – Dane County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Acquisition – Rib River Fishery Area – Taylor County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification – Crex Meadows Wildlife Area – Burnett County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      12. Land and Easement Acquisition – North Branch Milwaukee River Wildlife and Farming Heritage Area – Sheboygan County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      13. Easement Acquisition – North Branch Milwaukee River Wildlife and Farming Heritage Area – Ozaukee County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
  3. Information Items Note: Moved from Wednesday, June 24
    1. Air, Waste and Water/Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Annual update on Wisconsin Wolf Management Plan (Adrian Wydeven, 60 minutes)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
  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 WT-28-04, revisions to NR 115 Wisconsin Shoreland Management Program (Gregory Breese and Russ Rasmussen, 60 minutes) Note: Moved from May Agenda
      2. Request Adoption of Board Order WA-22-08, proposed NR 528 relating to the Management of Accumulated Sediment from Storm Water Management Structures (Ann Coakley, 10 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife Note: Continued from Tuesday, June 23
      1. Request Adoption of Board Order FR-09-09, revisions to NR 46 relating to the administration of the Managed Forest Law and Forest Crop Law (Kathryn Nelson, 15 minutes)
      2. Request Authorization for Public Hearings on Board Order WM-21-07, revisions to NR 10, 12 and 16 related to regulating captive wild or feral swine, mute swans, and wolf-dog hybrids under the Captive Wildlife Law (Scott Loomans, 15 minutes)
      3. Request Authorization for Public Hearings on Board Order WM-16-09, revisions to NR 10 relating to white-tailed deer population goals and deer management unit boundaries (Keith Warnke, 20 minutes)
      4. Request Approval of a feasibility study and startup master plan for the Southwest Wisconsin Grassland and Stream Conservation Area (Tom Hauge and Eric Lobner, 30 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
  5. Board Members' Matters
  6. None

  7. Special Committees' Reports
  8. None

  9. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Buzz H. Vahradian
      2. Gary L. Paplham
      3. Eric T. Amlie
      4. Eileen Kramer
      5. Michael F. Sohasky
      6. Douglas R. Bilgo
    2. Donations
      1. The Estate of John V. Hummel will donate $47,200.01 to the Bureau of Endangered Resources to help protect and manage rare species, their habitats, and natural communities
      2. The Yamaha Motor Corporation will donate up to $38,000 to the DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement ATV Safety and Enforcement Programs
      3. The Jackson County Wildlife Fund will donate $20,000 to restore the Lowe Creek ponds
      4. The Natural Resources Foundation will donate $13,500 to be used toward management of Chiwaukee Prairie in Kenosha County Deleted
      5. The Hugh Becker Foundation will donate $7,000 to designate Critical Habitat on six Northern Region Muskellunge waters

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