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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board June 2018 agenda and meeting materials

June 2018 Natural Resources Board agenda [PDF] This is the official agenda.

Public Appearance list

Amended Written Comment list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
2.B.2. DELETED (06/22/18)
2.B.3. DELETED (06/22/18)
5.C.3 ADDED (06/22/18)
5.C.3.a. ADDED (06/22/18)
5.C.3.b. ADDED (06/22/18)
5.C.3.c. ADDED (06/22/18)
6.B.1. ADDED (06/22/18)
6.B.2. ADDED (06/22/18)

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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, June 22, 2018.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA (rev. 06/22/18)

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations at the following locations PACKET (NOTE: The public must pre-register with Board Liaison to attend scheduled tours. Registration information is located on the last page of the agenda. Exact tour schedule is subject to change). 1.a.) At approximately 11:15 a.m., the Board will arrive at the Dept. of Military Affairs, State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC), 2400 Wright Street, Madison, 53703 for a tour and presentation on the responsibility of Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) during an emergency and the roll they have, the crucial function that the SEOC has in the response and recovery process, and the department’s role in disaster or emergency response both in the field and in the SEOC POWERPOINTS (Engle WEM and Woodbury DNR); or 1.b.) In case of state emergency, tour 1 will be moved to 11:00 a.m. to Emergency Operations, GEF 2, 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, with a tour and presentation on: emergency operations. 2.a.) At approximately noon, the Board will have lunch in Room 230 at the SEOC; or 2.b.) In case of state emergency, lunch will take place at approximately 11:30 a.m., in room G27, GEF 2, 101 S. Webster Street, Madison. 3) At approximately 1:15 p.m., the Board will arrive at the MacKenzie Center, W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955 for a presentation on the facility, events hosted, and its mission followed by a tour of the wildlife exhibit and the Conservation and Logging Museum. 4) At approximately 2:15 p.m., the Board will arrive at the Pheasant Hatchery, N3344 Stebbins Road, Poynette, for a tour and presentation to include number of birds hatched yearly, where and how they are dispersed, and the new 5,000 square foot facility. [Biosecurity measures: Anyone that has direct contact with poultry, waterfowl or gamebirds should opt out of the hatchery tour. Plastic boot covers will be supplied. Participants will need to dip shoes in disinfectant footbath before slipping covers over shoes. Removal of any coats that may have been used around poultry, waterfowl or gamebirds. Coats must be left outside facility.] 5) At approximately 3:15 p.m., the Board will arrive at the Columbia County Public Shooting Range, W6273 King Road, Poynette, 53955 for a tour of the shooting range and presentation to include the design of the facility and range safety features.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 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 the Board will break for lunch at approximately 11:45 a.m. in room G11, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison. No Board business will be discussed.

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 June 26-27, 2018
    3. Approval of brief of action from May 23, 2018
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Presentation of the 2017 Shikar Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year Award
        (Todd Schaller, Chief Warden, and Janis Bohner, Shikar Safari Representative)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Update on the 2017 ruffed grouse harvest information and 2018 spring drumming survey results. In response to information provided, the Board may request that the department take action to reduce harvest during the 2018-2019 season
        Written Comment Only
        (Eric Lobner, Wildlife Management Bureau Director)
        PowerPoint Presentation
      2. Request approval of the Southern Region Planning Group Master Plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        DELETED (moved to August 8, 2018 meeting agenda)
      3. Request approval of the Kettle Moraine Waters Master Plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        DELETED (moved to August 8, 2018 meeting agenda)
      4. Request approval to initiate a planning process to develop a plan revision or plan amendment to the Blue Mounds State Park Master Plan Concept Element
        Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
      5. Land Sale – REM-Bone Lake – Polk County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
    3. Scope Statements – Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WM-10-18 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 10 and 11 related to marten protection closed areas.
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      2. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order WM-11- 18(E) and Board Order WM-12-18 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for WM-12-18 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting Chapter NR 10 and 16 related to deer carcass transportation, deer farm fencing, and chronic wasting disease
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      3. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WY-09-18 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules related to site-specific phosphorus water quality criteria for Petenwell Lake located in Wood, Juneau, and Adams Counties, Castle Rock Lake located in Adams and Juneau Counties, and Lake Wisconsin located in Columbia and Sauk Counties
        (Marcia Willhite, Water Evaluation Section Chief)
        PowerPoint Presentation
    4. Department-Wide - None
  3. Citizen Participation – approximately 11:00 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 11:00 a.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at 11:00 a.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. Snapshot Wisconsin – Statewide Citizen Science Trail Camera Project Overview
        (Jennifer Stenglein, Research Scientist)
        PowerPoint Presentation
  5. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Bruce Folley
      2. Kevin L. Mickelberg
      3. Robin Schmidt
      4. Charlie Zinsmaster
    2. Donations
      1. Bong Naturalists Association (Friends of Richard Bong Recreation Area) will donate the Nature Explore Classroom, an outdoor education-focused classroom, valued at $150,000 at Richard Bong State Recreation Area in Kenosha County to be used to provide environmental and outdoor recreation based programming developed to enhance learning for pre-school, school aged children, and others visiting the property
      2. Brule River Sportsman’s Club will donate $29,000.00 to be used to remove a collapsing culvert and grade fill on the south shore of Nebagamon Creek in Douglas County
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. Elk update
        2. Remote public testimony update
      3. Planning Status Update ADDED
        1. Southern Region Planning Group Master Plan
          Southern Region Planning Group ADDED
        2. Kettle Moraine Waters Master Plan
          Southern Kettle Moraine Waters Master Plan ADDED
        3. Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Regional Master Plan
          Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape ADDED
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Appointment of the angling representative to the Sporting Heritage Council
    2. Board Members’ Matters
      1. Request for August 2018 information item on the progress of metrics relative to the deer rule (Greg Kazmierski) ADDED
      2. Request for August 2018 information item on the progress of CDAC guidance (Greg Kazmierski) ADDED

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.

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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.

Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to attend tours, testify and/or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018

The NRB and Department of Natural Resources are committed to serving people with disabilities. Please contact the NRB Liaison to request NRB information in an alternative format.

Last revised: Friday June 29 2018