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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
May 23, 2012 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, the Natural Resources Board will have an informal meeting with the Wisconsin Conservation Congress Executive Council at approximately 6:00 p.m. at the East Side Club, 3735 Monona Drive, Madison, WI 53714.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 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, May 23, 2012 at 12:00 p.m., the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session 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 23, 2012

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for May 23, 2012
    3. Approval of minutes from March 28, 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 approval on the use of trail cameras on department managed lands (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulations Specialist, 10 minutes)
      2. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification - Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area - Chippewa County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      3. Land Acquisition - Pershing Wildlife Area - Taylor County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      4. Land Acquisition - Statewide Public Access - Walworth County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      5. Land Acquisition - Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area - Iron County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      6. Land Acquisition and Sale - White River Fishery Area - Bayfield County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      7. Land Donation - Glacial Habitat Restoration Area - Winnebago County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Donation - New Auburn Wildlife Area - Barron County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      9. Easement Acquisition – Forest Legacy Program – Douglas, Washburn, Burnett, and Bayfield Counties (Paul DeLong, Forestry Administrator, and Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes) Added
    4. Scope Statements
      1. Request approval of the statement of scope for Emergency Board Order WM-02-12(E) related to establishing the 2012 migratory bird hunting season framework (Kent Van Horn, Migratory Bird Specialist, 5 minutes)
      2. Request approval of the statement of scope for Board Order WM-08-12 and Emergency Board Order WM-09-12(E) related to establishing wolf hunting and trapping regulations and a depredation program (Bill Vander Zouwen, Wildlife Ecology Section Chief, 30 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Recognition
      1. Comeback Champs – Kirtland’s Warbler (Secretary Stepp, 10 minutes)
    2. Citizen Participation
    3. 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. Jon C. Brand
      2. Vera Starch
      3. David G. Wyman
    2. Donations
      1. Operating Engineers Local 139 Training Center will donate time and equipment for design and earthwork for renovations to the Wautoma Public Shooting Range, at a value greater than $15,000
        1. Wisconsin State Parks Concession Program Update (Peter Biermeier, Recreation, Planning, and Development Section Chief and John Darrow, Devil’s Lake Concession Corporation President, 10 minutes)
        2. Devil’s Lake Concession Corporation will donate $164,583 to remodel the Chateau at Devil’s Lake State Park/li>
      2. The Ruffed Grouse Society will donate $29,540 to support ruffed grouse and woodcock habitat projects on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources properties
      3. Safari Club International will donate $25,000 to DNR Science Services to support Wisconsin's white-tailed deer research program
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Update on Regulatory and wetland reform legislation (Liesa Lehmann, Waterways and Wetlands Section Chief, 30 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Spring Hearing/Meeting Wildlife Management Advisory Question Results (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulations Specialist, 5 minutes)
      2. Spring Hearing/Meeting Fisheries Management Advisory Question Results (Kate Strom Hiorns, Fisheries Policy Specialist, 15 minutes)
      3. Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) 2012 Advisory Question Summary and Annual Convention Report (Rob Bohmann, WCC Chair, 15 minutes)
      4. Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) outline for participation in a formal strategic planning process (Rob Bohmann, WCC Chair, 10 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 May 17 2013