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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board September 2018 agenda and meeting materials

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

Tour and Public Appearance list

Written Comment list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
NOTICE REVISED (Tuesday Tour #5)
2.B.8. REMOVED (9/14/18)
2.D.1. ADDED (9/18/18)

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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, September 21, 2018.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AGENDA (revised 9/18/18)

Flat Creek Inn & Suites
10290 Highway 27 South
Hayward, Wisconsin

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations at the following locations (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) The Board will arrive at Flat Creek Inn and Suites, 10290 Highway 27 South, Hayward, at approximately 11:15 a.m. for lunch (No Board business will be discussed.). 2) At approximately 12:30 p.m., the Board will arrive at 00 Trailhead of the American Birkebeiner Ski Trail System, 13088 W County Highway 00, Hayward, for a presentation on recreational trails and recreational opportunities to include trail development & enhancement, DNR funding opportunities and permit requirements, and economic impacts. 3) At approximately 1:45 p.m., the Board will arrive at North End Trailhead of the American Birkebeiner Ski Trail System, 41326 Randysek Road, Cable, for a presentation on collaborative forest management and recreational opportunities. 4) At approximately 3:20 p.m., the Board will arrive at Forest Lodge guesthouse building, 22230 Garmisch Road, Cable, for a presentation on Forest Lodge property overview and a presentation on fisheries management/muskellunge. 5) At approximately 4:30 p.m., the Board will arrive at Day Lake – Boat Landing Campground, Day Lake Boat Landing Road and County M (East of White Bass Road on M)County Road GG and Day Acres Road, Clam Lake [If raining, tour #5 will be moved to Clam Lake Community Club, 2236 Clam Lake Street, Clam Lake.], for a presentation on elk management to include 2018 elk season, partnerships, and status of the elk herd. Tour Packet The tours will end at approximately 5:30 p.m. REVISED

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at approximately 6:15 p.m., the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet for dinner at The Ranch, 10590 N Ranch Road, Hayward. No Board business will be discussed.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, in Rooms A and B (Grand Ballroom) at Flat Creek Inn & Suites, 10290 Highway 27 South, Hayward. 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, September 26, 2017, in Room C (Grand Ballroom) at Flat Creek Inn & Suites, 10290 Highway 27 South, Hayward, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have lunch. 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 September 25-26, 2018
    3. Approval of brief of action from August 7-8, 2018
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement - None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
        1. Eagle Tower Project Information Report
          (Missy Vanlanduyt, Partnership and External Relations Section Chief)
          Slide presentation
        2. Friends of Peninsula State Park, Incorporated will donate $750,000 to be used to fund the construction of Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park
          Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
          (Department Secretary Dan Meyer)
      1. Mirror Lake Management District, Friends of Mirror Lake State Park, and the Mirror Lake Association will donate a 54-foot by 40-foot metal storage building valued at $47,648 to facilitate property operations and lake maintenance at Mirror Lake State Park by providing secure indoor storage for aquatic vegetation harvesting equipment, park equipment, materials, and supplies
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Department Secretary Dan Meyer)
      2. The Natural Resources Foundation – Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Fund will donate $35,667.06 to be used to support wildlife habitat restoration and management activities along the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway (LWSR)
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Department Secretary Dan Meyer)
      3. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order WM-13-18(E) for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to establishing an early close to the 2018 ruffed grouse season
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Management Regulation Policy Specialist)
      4. Request adoption of Board Order WM-15-17, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to elk management
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      5. Request approval of department recommendations for the recreation-focused master planning amendments for department-managed properties discussed in the Northwoods Recreation Opportunities Analysis
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        Slide presentation
      6. Land Acquisition and Partial Donation – Crex Meadows Wildlife Area – Burnett County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
      7. Land Exchange – Ahnapee State Trail – Kewaunee County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
        REMOVED
    3. Scope Statements – Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order FH-15- 18(E) and Board Order FH-16-18 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for Board Order FH-16-18 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 13, 20,21,22.,23,25, and 26 related to taking catfish and rough fish by hand or with a bow and arrow or crossbow
        (Meredith Penthorn, Fisheries Management Regulatory Policy Specialist)
    4. Department-Wide - NOTE: This item will be brought up before the Board immediately following agenda item 2.B.3.
      1. Request approval of the department’s 2019-21 biennial budget, including Operating, Capital, and Environmental Improvement Fund components
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Paul Neumann, Acting Management and Budget Bureau Director, and Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director) ADDED
        Slide presentation #1
        Slide presentation #2
  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 approximately 11:30 a.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at approximately 11:30 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. Overview of Fish Production and Ecosystem Response to “Fish Sticks” Projects that restore woody habitat to the near-shore area of lakes
        (Greg Sass, Fisheries Research Team Leader)
        Slide presentation
      2. Muskellunge Age and Growth Project Overview
        (Greg Sass, Fisheries Research Team Leader)
        Slide presentation
    3. Department-Wide - None
  5. Department Secretary's Matterss (Note: Donations were moved to Item 2)
    1. Retirements (Notice of streamlined process: no retirement resolutions will be created. Name, program, and years of service only.)
      1. Mark Allen, Air Management, 40 years
      2. Brian Barbieur, Air Management, 37 years
      3. William (Bill) Baumann, Air Management and Wastewater, 38 years
      4. Joseph (Joe) Brehm, Air Management, 35 years
      5. Jeffrey (Jeff) Burger, Air Management, 31 years
      6. Don C. Faith III, Air Management, 26 years
      7. Imelda Hofmeister, Air Management, 36 years
      8. Robert (Bob) Lopez, Air Management, 31 years
      9. Michael (Mike) Majewski, Air Management, 30 years
      10. Daniel (Dan) Nickolie, Air Management, 33 years
      11. Ralph Patterson, Air Management, 36 years
      12. Michael (Mike) Sloat, Air Management, 31 years
      13. Yonggang (Y. Su) Su, Air Management, 18 years
      14. William (Bill) Yantawood, Air Management, 31 years
      15. Tom Zelinski, Air Management, 23 years
    2. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. Forestry firefighters
        2. Flooding
      3. Planning Status Update - None
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Board Members’ Matters

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Last revised: Monday October 29 2018