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Since the posting of this agenda, the following have changed:
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7.B.3 Added

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
December 13 - 14, 2011 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Bldg. (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on item 1 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Natural Resources Board will tour the DNR Call Center, 1st floor near Visitors Desk, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, 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, December 13, 2011

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for December 13 - 14, 2011
  2. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
    2. None

    3. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Report and preliminary findings from the 2011 firearm deer season (PDF) (Tom Hauge, Wildlife Management Bureau Director, Randy Stark, Law Enforcement Bureau Director, Diane Brookbank, Customer Service Bureau Director, 60 minutes)
      2. Almond Deer Farm Update (PDF) (Tami Ryan, Wildlife Health Section Chief, 15 minutes)
      3. Report on the Wisconsin Waterfowl Strategic Plan with an update on the potential for a sea duck season on the Great Lakes (PDF) (Kent Van Horn, Migratory Bird Specialist, 15 minutes)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of minutes from October 17, 2011
    3. Approval of minutes from October 26, 2011
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request approval to solicit comments on economic impact and authorization for public hearings on Board Order FH-21-11, requiring access to wire cutters when trolling in outlying waters (PDF) (William Horns, Great Lakes Fisheries Coordinator, 10 minutes)
      2. Request approval of the Master Plan for Sandhill, Wood County and Meadow Valley Wildlife Areas (PDF) (Tom Hauge, Wildlife Management Bureau Director, and Neal Paisley, Sandhill/Meadow Property Supervisor, 15 minutes).
        View the Master Plan online. Note: This item was tabled at the October 26, 2011 meeting
        1. Request approval of Natural Resources Board policy on the use of trail cameras on Department properties (PDF) (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulations Policy Specialist, 15 minutes)
        2. Informational report on regulations pertaining to the use of tree stands on Department properties (PDF)(Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulations Policy Specialist, 10 minutes)
      3. Land Acquisition, Northern Highland/American Legion State Forest and Statewide Natural Areas, Vilas and Iron Counties (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      4. Land Acquisition, Wolf River Wildlife Area, Winnebago County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      5. Land Acquisition, Black River State Forest Area, Jackson County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
    3. Scope Statements
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope and to proceed with drafting of Board Order FR-19-11, related to amending NR 47 for Wisconsin Forest Landowner Grant Program (WFLGP) for private forest landowners and creating rules for WFLGP for Weed Management Areas (PDF) (Mark Heyde, Private and Community Forestry Commercial Forests Section Chief, 2 minutes) Corrected
      2. Request approval of the Statement of Scope and to proceed with drafting of Board Order FR-24-11, related to regenerating harvested areas of Department owned and managed lands (PDF) (Teague Prichard, State Forest Specialist, 2 minutes)
    4. Budget
      1. Request approval of FY 2011 – 2013 Capital Development Funding (PDF) to Enhance Public Access and use of Department Lands (Jason Stringer, Budget and Policy Supervisor, and Sanjay Olson, Land Division Deputy Administrator, 20 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
      Citizen appearances on topics that are not on this month's agenda; appearances on items that are on this month's agenda are made at the time the Board considers the item. See complete information about Public Participation at Board meetings
  5. Board Members' Matters
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. Thomas A. Nigus
      2. Dave Paynter
      3. Doug Rinzel
      4. Joan Rockwell
      5. Alan Tatzel
      6. Shane Weber
      7. Nancy R. Wood
    2. Donations
      1. The Friends of High Cliff State Park will donate $160,000 to High Cliff State Park for funding restoration to the wetlands, stream and trail of the Butterfly Pond Trail area (PDF)
      2. The Green Bay Packers will donate $16,000 to the Department of Natural Resources to be used by the "First Downs for Trees" program (PDF)
      3. Polaris Industries Inc. of Osceola, Wisconsin, will generously donate a 2009 Polaris Sportsman ATV valued at $6,999 and a 2009 Polaris IQ FST Touring Snowmobile valued at $10,099, for a total value of $17,098 (PDF) Added
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Silica Report Briefing (PDF) (Bill Baumann, Acting Director for Bureau of Air Management, 30 minutes)
      2. Update on Oak Creek Bluff Collapse at WE Energies Power Plant (PDF) (Ann Coakley, Waste and Materials Management Bureau Director, 15 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Annual Report on Commercial Fishing from the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior Commercial Fishing Boards (PDF) (Bill Horns, Great Lakes Fisheries Specialist, 20 minutes)

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 written comments should be directed to the Board Liaison.

Last revised: Tuesday August 13 2013