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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board February 2018 agenda and meeting materials

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Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to testify and/or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AGENDA

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, in public meeting room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, WI. The Board will act on items 1-2 and 5-6 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately noon on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, WI, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board may convene in closed session under the authority of s. 19.85(1)(e) Wisconsin Statutes to discuss the Department’s competitive bargaining and negotiation position with respect to a potential real estate transaction in Southeast Wisconsin.

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.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for February 28, 2018
    3. Approval of brief of action from January 24, 2018
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Request adoption of Board Order WT-04-17, proposed rules affecting ch. NR 152, Wis. Adm. Code, related to model ordinances for construction site erosion control and post-construction storm water management
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        PowerPoint presentation
        (Mary Anne Lowndes, Runoff Management Section Chief)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order WM-16-17, proposed rules modifying Ch. NR 10 and 45 related to minor revisions of rules for wildlife management, hunting opportunities for the physically disabled, and deer management unit boundaries
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      2. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order WM-03-18(E), proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to wildlife harvest management regulations
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      3. Land Exchange and Easement – John Michael Kohler State Park – Sheboygan County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        PowerPoint presentation
        (Doug Haag, Internal Services Division Administrator, and Ben Bergey, Parks & Recreation Bureau Director)
      4. Board Order FH-21-16 and Emergency Board Order FH-05-18(E) related to Lake Michigan lake trout
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        PowerPoint presentation
        (Todd Kalish, Fisheries Bureau Deputy Director)
        1. Request reconsideration of Board Order’s adopted as amended at the December 13, 2017 meeting
        2. If reconsideration passes, consider request for adoption of Board Order FH-21-16 and Emergency Board Order FH-05-18(E), proposed rules affecting chapter NR 20 related to the lake trout bag limit and season for Lake Michigan
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order WM-18- 17(E) for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to establishing the 2018 migratory bird season framework and regulations
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
    4. Department-Wide - None
  3. Citizen Participation – approximately 11:30 a.m. (Note: (If time permits, Items 4-Information Items, 5-Department Secretary’s Matters, and 6- Board Members’ Matters may come before the Board prior to Item 3-Citizen Participation at 1:00 p.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at 1:00 p.m., this item will be taken up at the posted time.)
    1. Citizen Appearances ((Citizen testimony 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 on public participation.)
    2. Citizen Recognition - None
  4. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement - None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Update on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Response Plan
        PowerPoint presentation
        (Tami Ryan, Wildlife Health Section Chief)
      2. Southwest Wisconsin CWD, Deer and Predator Study Update
        PowerPoint presentation
        (Daniel Storm, Deer and Elk Research Scientist)
  5. Department Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Rob Grosch
      2. Tom Hvizdak
      3. Chris Klahn
      4. Michael J. Lietz
      5. Terry L. Margenau
      6. Kathy Mather
      7. Brian D. Spencer
    2. Donations
      None
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. 2017 year-in-review
          Year in review video link
  6. Board Members' Matters

The public is welcome to attend a Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting. The NRB also provides opportunities for citizens to testify and to submit written comment about issues that come before the NRB. See complete information on public participation at Board meetings.

Board Meetings are now webcast live. To watch, go to this site and click Webcasts in the Related Links column on the right. Then click on this month's meeting. After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand.

Please contact Laurie Ross, NRB Liaison, at 608-267-7420 or by email at laurie.ross@wisconsin.gov with NRB related questions, to request information, to submit written comments, to register to attend a Board tour, and to register to testify at a meeting or listening session.

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Last revised: Friday March 02 2018