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Since the posting of this agenda, the following has changed:
Notice Added (2-17-12 and 2-20-12)
3.B.3 Deleted (2-17-12)
4 Modified (2-10-12)

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
February 21 - 22, 2012 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at:
Board Room, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
2811 Agriculture Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53718

For meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 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 (NRB) and the Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Board (ATCPB) will have a joint meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison, WI. The Board’s will receive presentations and have discussions on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and Federal Funding, Farmland Preservation, and Nutrient Management.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board and the Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Board will arrive at approximately 6:30 p.m. for a reception and dinner at the Executive Residence, 99 Cambridge Road, Madison, Wisconsin.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 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 on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at approximately 11:45 a.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 Added 2-17-12 and under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing litigation matters. Added 2-20-12

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, February 21, 2012

Joint meeting of the Natural Resources Board and the Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Board.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for February 22, 2012
    3. Approval of minutes from December 13 - 14, 2011
    4. Approval of minutes from January 24 - 25, 2012
  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 CF-16-11, revising chs. NR 50 (snowmobile grant program) and NR 64 (all-terrain vehicle grant program) (Diane Conklin, Snowmobile & All-Terrain Vehicle Grant Manager, 10 minutes)
      2. Request adoption of Board Order FH-25-11, relating to the commercial whitefish season in Lake Michigan and Green Bay (William Horns, Great Lakes Fisheries Coordinator, 10 minutes)
      3. Ratification of Department decision to issue a Stewardship grant to The Conservation Fund (TCF) in the Town of Chicog, Washburn County for more than 50 percent of the acquisition cost (Mary Rose Teves, Community Financial Assistance Bureau Director, and Karen Blodgett, Community Service Specialist, 10 minutes) Deleted (Moved to March 28 agenda)
      4. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification - Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area - Chippewa County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      5. Land Acquisition - Southwest Wisconsin Grassland & Stream Conservation Area - Dane County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, and Eric Lobner, Regional Program Manager, 10 minutes)
      6. Land Acquisitions and Project Boundary Modifications - Mountain Bay State Trail -Marathon County; Wild Goose State Trail - Fond du Lac County; and Newton Blackmour State Trail - Brown County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      7. Land Acquisition - Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area - Eau Claire County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Acquisition - Ice Age Trail - Sauk County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition - Straight Lake Wildlife Area - Polk County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Donation - Crex Meadows Wildlife Area - Burnett County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Donation and Project Boundary Modification - Willow River Fishery Area - Waushara County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
    4. Scope Statements
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope and to proceed with drafting of Emergency Board Order CF-26-11(E), a proposal to revise ch. NR 64 to establish a trail-route combination for all-terrain vehicles (ATV) (Diane Conklin, Snowmobile and All-Terrain Vehicle Grant Manager, 5 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Recognition 11 a.m. Modified
      1. LEED Certification (Ted Crawford, Facility Management Officer, DOA, Division of State Facilities, 10 minutes)
    2. Citizen Participation – 1:15 p.m. 1 p.m.
    3. Modified

      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
      1. Jim Baumann
      2. Mark S. Randall
      3. Richard J. Randall
    2. Donations
      1. Ducks Unlimited and Dow AgroSciences will donate sunflower seed valued up to $75,000 to provide increased hunting opportunities for bird hunters in Wisconsin
      2. 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 LaCrosse area
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
    2. None

    3. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Wisconsin’s Endangered and Threatened Species Law (Erin Crain, Ecological Inventory and Monitoring Section Chief and Rebecca Schroeder, Natural Resources Program Manager, 15 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: Wednesday October 24 2012