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Since the posting of this agenda, the following has changed:
3.B.8 – Added (10/20/11)
7.B.2 – Modified (10/12/11)
8.B.3 – Modified (10/14/11)
8.C.1 – Deleted (10/14/11)

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
October 26, 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 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 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, October 26, 2011 at 12 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.

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, October 26, 2011

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for October 26, 2011
    3. Approval of minutes from September 28, 2011
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Request Adoption of Board Order WA-33-10, revisions to NR 500, 502, and 518 related to composting facilities (PDF) (Brad Wolbert, Recycling and Solid Waste Section Chief, 20 minutes)
      2. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order AM-08-11, proposed rules affecting NR 404 and 484 pertaining to adopting the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) (PDF) (Mike Friedlander, Program and Planning Analyst, 10 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. 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)
      2. Land Acquisition –Statewide Natural Area – Jackson County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      3. Land Acquisition – Governor Knowles State Forest – Polk County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      4. Land Donation – Statewide Wildlife Habitat – Polk County (PDF)(Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      5. Land Donation and Project Boundary Modification – Chiwaukee Prairie – Kenosha County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      6. Land Donation – Chiwaukee Prairie Natural Area– Kenosha County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      7. Land Donation – Statewide Natural Area – Lafayette and Grant Counties (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      8. Request authorization for public hearings and to prepare an economic impact analysis on Board Order FH-25-11, relating to extending the whitefish commercial harvest season (PDF) (Williams Horns, Great Lakes Fisheries Coordinator, 10 minutes) Added
    3. Scope Statements
      None
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Recognition
      1. Leopold Conservation Award (PDF) (William Bruins, Natural Resources Board, and Brent Haglund, Sand County Foundation, 15 minutes)
    2. 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. Nadene Cable
      2. Jim Grafelman
      3. Diane M. Johnson
      4. Helen Kelly
      5. Todd C. McCourt
      6. Michael D. Reif
      7. Ken Schreiber
    2. Donations
      1. The Friends of the Kettle Moraine, Inc. will donate $35,000 to the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit for the construction of a trail shelter (PDF)
      2. Approve cooperative agreement with The Friends of Crex, Inc. will to donate approximately $68,200 on an annual basis for a permanent Wildlife Educator position ($63,200) and education programming support ($5,000) at the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor Center (PDF) Modified
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources White Nose Syndrome (WNS) Surveillance and Response Implementation Strategy (PDF) (Erin Crain, Ecological Inventory and Monitoring Section Chief, and David Redell, Bat Biologist, 15 minutes)
      2. Department and WI Conservation Congress (WCC) implementation of Act 21 and the Spring Hearing/rule making process (PDF) (Scott Gunderson, Executive Assistant and Rob Bohmann, WCC Chair, 30 minutes)
      3. Stewardship Acquisition Strategy Land Acquisition Ranking and Priority Process (PDF) (Kurt Thiede, Land Administrator and Doug Haag, Real Estate Section Chief, 15 minutes) Modified
    3. Budget
      1. Update on the Department’s Capital Development Program for FY 2011 – 2013 (Jason Stringer, Budget and Policy Supervisor, and Sanjay Olson, Land Division Deputy Administrator, 20 minutes) Deleted

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: Wednesday July 24 2013