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Since the posting of this agenda, the following items have changed:
Notice Added 5/18/11
3.B.1 Modified 5/20/11
3.B.4 Modified 5/06/11
3.B.6 Deleted 5/06/11
5.A. Added 5/09/11
8.B.2 Deleted 5/06/11

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
May 25, 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 on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, the Natural Resources Board will have an informal meeting with the Conservation Congress Executive Council at approximately 5:30 p.m. at the Great Dane, 123 East Doty Street, Madison, Wisconsin.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 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, May 25, 2011 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 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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Order of Business
  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for May 24 - 25, 2011
    3. Approval of minutes from April 27, 2011
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
    2. None

    3. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order FH-03-11, fishing regulation changes proposed and supported at the 2011 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings (Mike Staggs, Fisheries Management Bureau Director, 20 minutes) Amended
      2. Request adoption of Board Order WM-01-11, 2011 Wildlife Management Spring Hearing Rules Packages (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulations Specialist, 15 minutes)
      3. Congress Matters: Spring Hearing Results (WI Conservation Congress Chair, 15 minutes)
      4. Request authorization for public hearings for Board Orders WM-11-11 and WM-12-11(E),the 2011 Migratory Game Bird Seasons (Kent Van Horn, Migratory Bird Specialist, 10 25 minutes) Modified (Item 8.B.2 has been combined with this item)
      5. Request authorization for public hearings on Board Order FH-14-11, revisions to ch. NR 25 related to commercial fishing gill nets (Mike Staggs, Fisheries Bureau Director, 10 minutes)
      6. Request approval of Wisconsin?s sharp-tailed grouse management plan and conservation strategy (Sharon Fandel, Wildlife Biologist, and Scott Hull, Research Scientist, 20 minutes) Deleted (Moved to June 22, 2011 agenda)
      7. Land Acquisition and Sale - Statewide Fishery Habitat Area - Lincoln County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Acquisition - Flambeau River State Forest - Sawyer County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Transfer and Project Boundary Modification - Kickapoo Wildlife Area - Crawford County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Donation - Scattered Wildlife Habitat Program - La Crosse County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Donation - Swan Lake Wildlife Area - Columbia County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p..m.
    1. 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. When the Board meets in Madison, appearances are accepted every other month. See complete information about Public Participation at Board meetings
  5. Board Members' Matters
    1. Election of Vice-Chair Added
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Daniel Adams
      2. Andrew L. Anderson
      3. Kenneth G. Anderson
      4. James E. Baughman
      5. Barb Boettcher
      6. George Boronow
      7. Steven S. Crary
      8. Genny Fannucchi
      9. Lance Green
      10. Gary W. Greene
      11. Steven L. Klock
      12. Todd C. McCourt
      13. Michael L. Miller
      14. Charles A. Pape
      15. Randy L. Schott
      16. Steven R. Schuenemann
      17. Kevin Shurilla
      18. Kenneth Von Ruden
      19. Michael J. Wallace
    2. Donations
      1. The AT&T Pioneers will donate 10 Eco-boxes and the labor to install them, valued at $25,000, to provide innovative interpretive opportunities and programs
      2. The Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin will donate $20,000 to the Bureau of Fisheries Management for the propagation of muskellunge
      3. The Johnson Family Foundation will donate $17,000 to provide support for the Trumpeter Swan Program and the Piping Plover Program
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
    2. None

    3. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Division of Forestry's Strategic Direction (Paul DeLong, Chief State Forester and Rebecca Gass, Forestry Business Services Section Chief, 15 minutes)
      2. Potential duck hunting zone configurations (Kent Van Horn, Migratory Bird Specialist, 15 minutes) Deleted (Combined with item 3.B.4)
      3. Changing landscapes in hunting and conservation in Wisconsin (Keith Warnke, Hunting and Shooting Sports Coordinator, 30 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: Friday October 05 2012