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January 2011 Natural Resources Board Agenda (PDF)

January 2011 Natural Resources Board Brief of Action (PDF)

January 2011 Natural Resources Board minutes (PDF)

January 2011 Natural Resources Board meeting audio recordings: Part 2, Part 3 (Part 1 is unavailable due to technical problems)

Lead as a Wildlife Conservation Issue video and slide show

Since the posting of this agenda, the following items have changed:
Notice Added
3.B.5 Modified
3.B.11 Added

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
January 2011 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Bldg. (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, WI 537031

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene for a seminar at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 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 the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 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 on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at approximately noon, 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 and under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing litigation matters. 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.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for January 25 - 26, 2011
  2. Information Items
    1. Seminar
      1. Lead as a Wildlife Conservation Issue (PDF) (Scott Craven, Ph.D., UW-Madison, Dept. of Forest and Wildlife Ecology; Robert Thiboldeaux, Ph.D., WI Dept. of Health and Family Services; Julie Langenburg, VMD, International Crane Foundation; Milt Friend, Emeritus Director, USGS National Wildlife Health Center; and Dave Clausen, DVM, Natural Resources Board, 3 hours)
        Note: During seminar, panel will take written questions from audience.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of minutes from December 7-8, 2010
    3. Approval of minutes from December 22, 2010
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  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 (PDF) (Randy Stark and John Pearson, Shikar Safari Club, 10 minutes)
      2. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order AM-44-10, proposed rules affecting NR 400, 419, 421, 422, 423, and 439 pertaining to the correction of deficiencies identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (PDF) (Joseph Hoch, Regional Pollutant and Mobile Source Section Chief, 15 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order PR-36-10, revisions to NR 1.29 & NR 45.10 relating to management of department lands for the Ice Age and North Country trails (PDF) (Dan Schuller, Parks & Recreation Bureau Director, and Brigit Brown, State Trails Coordinator, 10 minutes)
      2. Request approval of bear harvest quotas for the 2011 season (PDF) (Linda Olver, Assistant Bear Biologist, 10 minutes)
      3. Request authorization for public hearings on Board Order FH-03-11, proposed fishing regulation changes which would be presented at the 2011 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings (PDF) (Mike Staggs, Fisheries Management and Habitat Bureau Director, 20 minutes)
      4. Request authorization for public hearings on Board Order WM-01-11, the 2011 Wildlife Management Spring Hearing Rules package (PDF) (Scott Loomans, Staff Specialist, 20 minutes)
      5. Congress Matters: Wisconsin Conservation Congress 2011 Spring Hearing Questions (PDF) (Ed Harvey, 25 minutes) Modified
      6. Request authorization for public hearings on Board Order FH-50-10, related to commercial fishing trap net usage in outlying waters (PDF) (Mike Staggs, Fisheries Management Bureau Director, 15 minutes)
      7. Request authorization for public hearings on Board Order FR-45-10, changes to NR 46 regarding administration of the Managed Forest Law program (PDF)(Ken Symes, Forest Tax Law Operations and Enforcement Specialist, 10 minutes
      8. )
      9. Land acquisition and project boundary modification – Lima Marsh Wildlife Area – Rock County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      10. Land acquisition and project boundary modification – South Shore Lake Superior Fish & Wildlife Area – Bayfield County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Donation and project boundary modification – Statewide Natural Area – Green Lake County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      12. Ratification of Department decision to issue Stewardship grant for project that will prohibit two nature-based outdoor activities (NBOA) on non-department land – Jefferson County (PDF) (Lavane Hessler, Stewardship Local Assistance Grant Manager, 15 minutes) Added
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m. - None
  5. (Citizen Participation refers to 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)

  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Election of Officers
    2. Change in criteria for land transactions on agenda for Board Approval, revisions to NR 1.41
  7. Special Committee Reports
  8. None

  9. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. Ronald H. Jones
      2. Joan M. LeClerc
      3. Susan J. Brisk
      4. Alice Miramontes
      5. Sheree L. Vande Brink
      6. Paul J. Peeters
      7. Dennis A. Schenborn
    2. Donations
      1. The Paul E. Stry Foundation, Inc. will donate $20,000 to the Bureau of Endangered Resources in support of the management of state natural areas in the La Crosse area (PDF)
  10. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Overview of commercial fishing quotas with commercial fishing boards’ comment (PDF) (Bill Horns, Great Lakes Fisheries Coordinator, 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 comments should be directed to the Board Liaison.

Last revised: Thursday March 27 2014