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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board May 2018 agenda and meeting materials

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

Public Appearance list

Written Comment list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
NOTICE ADDED (05/15/18)
2.B.2. MODIFIED (05/16/18)
2.B.5. ADDED (05/11/18)
2.B.6. ADDED (05/15/18)
5.C.2.a. ADDED (05/16/18)
5.C.2.b. ADDED (05/16/18)
5.C.2.c. ADDED (05/16/18)
6.A. ADDED (05/15/18)
6.B. ADDED (05/15/18)

View Wisconsin Natural Resources Board agendas, meeting calendar, webcasts, biographies and public participation info online.

Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to testify and/or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA (rev. 05/16/18)

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have an informal dinner meeting with the Wisconsin Conservation Congress District Leadership Council at approximately 5:30 p.m. at Great Dane Pub, 123 E. Doty Street, Madison, WI. Agenda: 1) meet and greet; 2) voting alternatives, and 3) participation at spring hearings and how to increase it.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 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 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 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. 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.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for May 23, 2018
    3. Approval of brief of action from April 11, 2018
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of the germane modification of Board Order WM-16-17, proposed rules affecting Chapters NR 10 and 45 related to minor revisions of rules for wildlife management, hunting opportunities for the physically disabled, and deer management unit boundaries
        Written Comment Only
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      2. Request approval of antlerless deer harvest quotas, antlerless permit levels and a deer hunting season framework for 2018 MODIFIED
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Powerpoint presentation
        Handout
        (Kevin Wallenfang, Deer and Elk Ecologist)
      3. Request approval of the Totogatic Wildlife Area Master Plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Powerpoint presentation
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
      4. a. Land Donation – Little Rice Wildlife Area – Forest County; b. Land Donation – Green Bay West Shores Wildlife Area – Marinette County; c. Land Donation – Glacial Habitat Restoration Area – Fond du Lac County; and d. Land Donation – Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area – Rock County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
      5. Easement Purchase – Forest Legacy Program – Sawyer County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Powerpoint presentation
        (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief) ADDED
      6. Request authorization for preliminary public hearings and comment period for Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order WM-11-18(E) and Board Order WM- 12-18, proposed rulemaking affecting Chapters NR 10 and 16 related to deer carcass transportation, deer farm fencing, and chronic wasting disease
        Written Comment Only
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist) ADDED
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order FH-07-18(E) and Board Order FH-08-18 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for Board Order FH-08-18 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting Chapters NR 1, 19, 20, and 40 related to aquaculture and fish farms
        (Todd Kalish, Fisheries Bureau Deputy Director)
    4. Department-Wide - None
  3. Citizen Participation – approximately 10:30 a.m. (Note: (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 approximately 10:30 a.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board., this item will be taken up at approximately 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. Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) update on Youth Conservation Congress efforts
        (Larry Bonde, WCC, and Rob Bohmann, Friends of the WCC)
      2. Congress Matters: 2018 advisory question summary and convention report
        Handout
        (To be determined, WCC Chair)
      3. Results of voting on the Bureau of Wildlife Management’s 2018 spring fish and wildlife meeting agenda of advisory questions
        Powerpoint presentation
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      4. Results of voting on the Bureau of Fisheries Management’s 2018 spring fish and wildlife meeting agenda of advisory questions
        (Scott Loomans, Policy Initiatives Advisor, in place of Fisheries Program and Policy Analyst)
  5. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. James Cleven
      2. Thomas A. Duke
      3. Robert J. Fahey
      4. Dennis Gawronski
      5. Tom Hauge
      6. James Holzwart
      7. Thomas W. Kroeger
      8. Carol Kunze
      9. John E. Lubbers
      10. “Neal” Raymond Paisley
      11. Jerry Reetz
      12. Kevin Scharhag
      13. Curt Wilson
    2. Donations
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. Update on remote testimony plan for public appearances ADDED
        2. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation special acknowledgement ADDED
        3. Wisconsin State Parks, Forests, and Trails – Summer 2018! ADDED
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Board Members’ Matters ADDED
    2. TMDL Study on Wisconsin River Watershed (Dr. Prehn) ADDED

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Last revised: Wednesday May 23 2018