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Since this agenda was amended, the following have changed:
3.B.19 Added (rev. 11/28/12)
3.B.20 Added (rev. 11/28/12)
3.B.21 Added (rev. 11/28/12)
3.B.22 Added (rev. 12/07/12)
7.A.4 Added (rev. 11/28/12)
7.A.5 Added (rev. 11/28/12)
7.B.1 Added (rev. 11/28/12)

Note: The deadline to register to testify before the Board on item 3B1 on the December 11 agenda (plan for management of hunting, fishing, and trapping in Wisconsin State Parks in accordance with 2011 Wisconsin Act 168) has been extended to Monday, December 10 at 4 p.m. Email or call the Board Liaison to register to testify.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
December 11 - 12, 2012 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Rm. G09, State Natural Resources Bldg. (GEF 2)
101 S. Webster St.
Madison WI 53703

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on item 1 and 3 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 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 11, 2012

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for December 11 - 12, 2012
  2. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Report and preliminary findings from the 2012 firearm deer season (PDF) and Report slide show (Tom Hauge, Wildlife Management Bureau Director, Randy Stark, Law Enforcement Bureau Director, Diane Brookbank, Customer Service Bureau Director, 30 minutes)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of plan for management of hunting, fishing, and trapping in Wisconsin State Parks in accordance with 2011 Wisconsin Act 168 (Dan Schuller, Wisconsin State Parks Director, and Peter Biermeier, Wisconsin State Parks Section Chief, 30 minutes)
        View proposed 2013 hunting and trapping maps for state parks, trails and other properties.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of minutes from October 24, 2012
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Request adoption of Board Order WT-23-11, revisions to NR 110, NR 205, NR 208, and NR 210 relating to sanitary sewer overflows (PDF) (Susan Sylvester, Water Quality Bureau Director and Duane Schuettpelz, Wastewater Engineer, P.E., 20 minutes) Corrected: see page 1 of PDF for details.
      2. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order WT-28-10, proposed rule affecting NR 211, related to General Pretreatment Requirements, which regulates industrial wastewater discharges to publicly owned treatment plants (POTWs) (PDF) (Robert Liska, Pretreatment Coordinator, 5 minutes) Corrected: see page 1 of PDF for details.
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1.  
        1. Bobcat, fisher, and otter population trends, harvest quotas, and harvest management within established quotas (John Olson, Furbearer Specialist, 5 minutes) Corrected: see page 1 of PDF for details.
        2. Request adoption of Board Order WM-09-11 related to the bobcat hunting and trapping seasons (PDF) (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulation Specialist, 10 minutes) Corrected: see page 1 of PDF for details.
      2. Request authorization for public hearings for Board Order ER-19-10, revisions to falconry rules, Admin. Code NR 18, to comply with federal regulations governing the sport of falconry (PDF) (Sumner Matteson, Avian Ecologist, 10 minutes)
      3. Request authorization for public hearings for Board Order WM-08-12, related to the wolf hunting and trapping season, regulations, a depredation program, training hunting dogs, and coyote hunting (PDF) (Bill Vander Zouwen, Wildlife Ecology Section Chief, 20 minutes)
      4. Request authorization for public hearings for Board Order FH-19-12, regarding housekeeping corrections, clarifications, and updates to outdated code for fishing in inland, outlying, and boundary waters (PDF) (Kate Strom Hiorns, Fisheries Policy Specialist, 5 minutes)
      5. Request adoption of revisions to Wisconsin’s Elk Management Plan (PDF) (Kevin Wallenfang, Big Game Specialist, 15 minutes)
      6. Request adoption of the Columbia County Planning Group Master Plan (PDF) (Eric Lobner, District Wildlife Supervisor, 20 minutes)
      7. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification – Tichigan Wildlife Area – Racine County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Acquisition – North Branch Milwaukee River Wildlife and Farm Heritage Area – Ozaukee County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition – French Creek Wildlife Area – Columbia County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification – Menominee River Park and Recreation area – Marinette County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Acquisition (Schiek)– Northern Highland/American Legion State Forest – Vilas County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      12. Land Acquisition (BCPL) – Northern Highland/American Legion State Forest – Vilas County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      13. Land Acquisition – Ice Age Trail – Marathon County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      14. Land Exchange - Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area, Crex Meadows, Amsterdam Sloughs, Keizer Lake and Danbury Wildlife Areas – Burnett County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      15. Land Acquisitions and Donation – Lost Creek Bog Natural Area – Bayfield County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      16. Land Donation – Lower Wolf River Bottoms Natural Resource Area – Waupaca County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      17. Land Donation – Quincy Bluff and Chiwaukee Prairie Natural Areas – Adams and Kenosha Counties (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      18. Land Acquisition – Statewide Natural Areas – Adams County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      19. Easement Purchase – Forest legacy Program – Douglas County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes) Added
      20. Land Acquisition – Big Muskego Lake Wildlife Area – Waukesha County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes) Added
      21. Land Exchange and Project Boundary Modification – Northern Highland/American Legion State Forest – Vilas County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes) Added
      22. Dedicating a Unit of the Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area in honor of Dick Steffes (Kurt Thiede, Land Division Administrator, 5 minutes) Added
    3. Scope Statements
      None
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Recognition
      1. Comeback Champs – Swamplovers Foundation, Inc. (PDF)
    2. Citizen Participation
      Citizen participation means speaking on items that are not on this month's Board 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 Natural Resources Board meetings.
  5. Board Members' Matters
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. Sandy Miller
      2. Laurel Steffes
      3. John E. Nelson
      4. Richard Steffes Added
      5. Nancy Wellman Added
    2. Donations
      1. The Great Lakes Forest Fire Compact will donate $100,000 to be used to coordinate an Update to the Landfire coverage maps for Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin (PDF) Added
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Environmental Enforcement Guidance (PDF) (Steve Sisbach, Environmental Enforcement & Emergency Response Section Chief, 30 minutes)
      2. DNR Retrospective of Rules Impacting Small Business (PDF) (Al Shea, Office of Business Support & Sustainability Director, 15 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      None

Public participation information

The public is welcome to attend any Natural Resources Board meeting unless it is noticed as a closed or executive session. The Board also provides opportunities for citizens to speak at Board meetings and to submit written comments about issues that come before the Board.

See complete information about public participation at Natural Resources Board meetings

Public participation registration and written comment deadline:
4 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting unless otherwise noted.

Last revised: Friday June 28 2013