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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
May 22 - 23, 2007 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
29 Pines
5872 33rd Avenue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, the Natural Resources Board will arrive at the 29 Pines Hotel, 5872 33rd Avenue, Eau Claire at approximately 11:30 a.m. for lunch. At 12:15 p.m. the Natural Resources Board will travel to the Lambs Creek Boat Landing to receive presentations on Lake Menomin, and Lake Tainter water quality issues. The Board will then depart for a tour of the Gilbert Creek Trout Habitat Restoration and receive presentations on Trout shocking, Trout habitat improvement, and wildlife habitat improvement. At approximately 3:30 p.m., the Board will then travel to the Riverside Park in Menomonie for a presentation on the history and background of the Red Cedar Bike Trail. Modified

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, the Natural Resources Board will have a brief meeting with the Conservation Congress Executive Council at Riverside Park at approximately 4:30 p.m. At approximately 5:30 p.m., the Board will have a social hour. Modified

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, the Natural Resources Board will have dinner at approximately 6:30 p.m. at Riverside Park in Menomonie, Wisconsin. At approximately 8:30 p.m. the Board will arrive at the 29 Pines Hotel in Eau Claire. Modified

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 29 Pines, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 12:00 p.m., the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(e) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing potential real estate transactions. Added

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, May 23, 2007
ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of minutes from March 27-28, 2007
    3. Approval of agenda for May 23, 2007
  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 Shikar-Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year Award for Wisconsin (Randy Stark and Shikar-Safari Club International, 15 minutes)
      2. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order LE-07-07, revisions to NR 8, Wis. Adm. Code, pertaining to procedures for implementation of the wildlife violators compact. (Tom Van Haren, 10 minutes)
      3. Request authorization for public hearings on Chapter NR 115, Wis. Adm. Code, pertaining to Wisconsin’s Shoreland Protection Program. (Russ Rasmussen, 30 minutes)
      4. Adoption of Emergency order to revise ch. NR 345 relating to dredging in navigable waterways (Martin Griffin, 15 minutes)
      5. Adoption of Order AM-17-05, germane modifications to the NOx RACT rules in Chap. NR 428 pursuant to s. 227.19(4)(b)3., Stats. (Al Shea, 10 minutes) Added
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Adoption of Board Order WM-14-07, annual Wildlife Management Spring Hearing rule changes. (Scott Loomans, 30 minutes)
      2. Request authorization to hold public hearings on non-substantive housekeeping changes to sections of Administrative Code relating to regulation of sportfishing seasons. (Joseph Hennessy, 20 minutes) Deleted
      3. Request authorization of public hearings for Board Orders WM-19-07 and WM-20-07(E), 2007 migratory game bird seasons. (Kent Van Horn, 15 minutes)
      4. Request authorization to hold public hearings on Board Order FH-07-07, revisions to NR 25, related to commercial fishing in outlying waters – Yellow Perch. (Michael Staggs – 10 minutes) Deleted
      5. Land Acquisition – Governor Thompson State Park, Marinette County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      6. Land Acquisition – Rush Creek State Natural Area – Crawford County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      7. Land Donation & Project Boundary Modification – Mead Wildlife Area – Portage County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Donation and Project Boundary Modification – Pattison State Park – Douglas County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Donation – Ice Age Trail – Columbia County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      10. Acreage Goal Modification – Glacial Habitat Restoration Area – Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Dodge & Columbia Counties (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participaton
  5. Board Members Matters
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Thomas M. Bahti
      2. Kenneth Lee Hollenzer
      3. Richard E. Wedepohl
      4. Jon Heinrich Added
    2. Donations
      1. Terry and Mary Kohler will donate $5,000 to the Endangered Resources Bureau in support of the Wisconsin Trumpeter Swan Recovery program.
      2. Compensation Amount of $28,842.14 to be donated by the City of Wisconsin Dells to the Dells State Natural Area as identified by the 2005 Annexation Agreement.
      3. Safari Club International, NE Chapter will donate $500 for Sturgeon Guard 2007. Added
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlifet
      None

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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