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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
January 26 - 27, 2010 agenda and meeting materials

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-3 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 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, January 26, 2010: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for January 26 - 27, 2010
  2. Information Items
    1. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Report and preliminary results of the 2009 firearm deer season (Keith Warnke, Randy Stark, and Diane Brookbank, 60 minutes) - Moved from December 2009 agenda
      2. Report on Deer Data Improvement Plan (Tom Hauge and Bill Vander Zouwen, (20 minutes) Deleted
  3. Action Items
    1. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Updated Request for Adoption of Board Order LF-08-09, to revise NR 52 relating to the Public Use of Lands Acquired under the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program (Pat Henderson and Doug Haag, 20 minutes) (moved from December 2009 agenda)
  4. Special Committee Reports
    1. CWD Subcommittee

Wednesday, January 27, 2010: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of minutes from December 14, 2009
  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 germane modification to Board Order WT-36-07, revisions to NR 102 & NR 106 relating to water quality standards for heat calculation of point source effluent limitations (Russ Rasmussen, 10 minutes)
      2. Request Authorization for Public Hearing on Board Order AM-27-09, proposed rules affecting NR 400 pertaining to the definition of volatile organic compound (VOC) compounds in s.NR 400.02(162)(a), Wis. Adm. Code (Larry Bruss, 5 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife - Continued from January 26, 2010
      1. Request Adoption of Board Order FR-25-09, repeal of NR45.04(1)(g) and creation of NR 45.045, regulating firewood that may be brought onto state lands (Andrea Diss-Torrance, 20 minutes)
      2. Request Approval of bear harvest quotas for the 2010 season (Keith Warnke, 10 minutes)
      3. Request Authorization for Public Hearing on Board Order IS-07-10, housekeeping revisions to ch. NR 40, Invasive Species Identification, Classification, and Control (Peter Flaherty, 10 minutes)
      4. Request Authorization for Public Hearing on Board Order WM-01-09 10, 2010 Wildlife Management Spring Hearing Rule Change proposals (Scott Loomans, 15 minutes) Corrected
      5. Request Authorization for Public Hearings on Board Order FH-03-10, proposed fishing regulation changes for 2010 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings (Mike Staggs, 10 minutes)
      6. Congress Matters: Wisconsin Conservation Congress 2010 Spring Hearing Advisory Questions (Ed Harvey, 25 minutes)
      7. Request Approval of the Black River State Forest Master Plan (Peter Bakken, 20 minutes)
      8. Land Acquisition – Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit – Sheboygan County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition & Project Boundary Modification - Brunet Island State Park - Chippewa County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes) - Moved from December 2009 agenda
      10. Land Donation - White River Fishery Area - Bayfield County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Donation - Statewide Natural Area - Portage County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      12. Land Donation - Statewide Wildlife Habitat Area - Rock County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Recognition
      1. Rebecca Wallace Award - Moved from December 2009 agenda
    2. Citizen Participation
  5. Board Members' Matters
    1. Election of Officers
  6. Special Committee Reports - Refer to Item 4 on January 26
  7. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Signe Holtz
      2. Barbara J. Zellmer
      3. Judith A. Roth
      4. Steven P. Fauver
      5. Ronald F. Curtis
    2. Donations
      1. The Northern Kettle Moraine Nordic Ski Club will donate a lighting project valued at $60,000 on the Greenbush Trails
      2. The Paul E. Stry Foundation, Inc. will donate $25,000 to the Bureau of Endangered Resources in support of Natural Areas Management
      3. The Natural Resources Foundation will donate $21,780 in support of the Chiwaukee Prairie State Natural Area and the Migratory Bird Stopover project
      4. The Johnson Family Foundation will donate $17,000 to the Bureau of Endangered Resources in support of the Trumpeter Swan and Piping Plover monitoring activities
  8. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Update on Ballast Water Permitting (Russ Rasmussen, 20 minutes) - Moved from December 2009 agenda

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