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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board June 2019 agenda and meeting materials

June 2019 Natural Resources Board agenda This is the official agenda.

Public Appearance list

Written Comment list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
7.B.2.a. ADDED (06/21/19)

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, June 21, 2019.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA (rev. 6/21/19)

For meeting at:
Deer Valley Lodge
401 West Industrial Drive
Barneveld, WI 53507
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 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) At approximately 12:00 p.m., the Board will arrive at Deer Valley Lodge, 401 West Industrial Drive, Barneveld for a lunch presentation on Southwest Wisconsin Ground Water. 2) At approximately 1:30 p.m., the Board will arrive at 1760 Sandy Rock Road, Hollandale, WI for a trout shocking demonstration, and presentations on streambank easement and habitat improvements, and statewide trout management plan overview. 3) At approximately 3:30 p.m., the Board will arrive at 4782 Mounds Park Road, Blue Mounds, WI for the following presentations: update from deer management assistance program (DMAP) landowner and cooperator on the Southwest Wisconsin CWD and Deer Predator Study, spring update on the Southwest Wisconsin CWD and Deer Predator Study, partner update on the adopt-a-dumpster and adopt-a-kiosk programs regarding chronic wasting disease management. The tours will end at approximately 5:00 p.m. No action will be taken. TOUR PACKET

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Deer Valley Lodge, 401 W. Industrial Drive, Barneveld, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-4 and 7-8 as listed on the Agenda.

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. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of agenda for June 25-26, 2019
    2. Approval of brief of action from May 21-22, 2019
    3. a. Land Donation – Statewide Natural Area, Ferry Bluff State Natural Area – Sauk County; b. Land Donation – Rush Creek Natural Area – Crawford County; c. Land Donation – REM – Gilbert Creek – Dunn County; and d. Land Donation – Harbor Boreal Forest State Natural Area – Door County
      Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
    4. Land Acquisition – Ice Age Trail – Sheboygan County
      Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief
    5. Land Exchange – Statewide Public Access – Kenosha County
      Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
    6. Natural Resources Foundation will donate $38,000 in support of the Wisconsin Monarch Collaborative
      Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      (DNR Secretary Preston Cole)
    7. Request that the Board authorize a preliminary public hearing and comment period for the Statement of Scope for Board Order LE-06-19, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 5, 6, and 64, related to recreational vehicle regulations
      Written Comment Only
      (Lt. Matthew O’Brien, Law Enforcement Policy Officer)
    8. Request that the Board authorize a preliminary public hearing and comment period for the Statement of Scope for Board Order WT-02-19, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 350, related to wetland mitigation
      Written Comment Only
      (Josie Lathrop, Waterway and Wetland Policy Coordinator)
    1. Presentation of the 2018 Shikar Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year Award
      Information Only
      (Todd Schaller, Chief Conservation Warden, and Janis Bohner, Shikar Safari Representative)
    2. Discussion and possible action concerning items removed from the Consent Agenda
  3. Action Items
    Adoption Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. Request adoption of Board Order WT-03-15, proposed rules affecting Ch. NR 154, Wis. Adm. Code, related to agricultural and urban best management practices (BMPs) to be consistent with recent updates to Ch. ATCP 50
      (Mary Anne Lowndes, Runoff Management Section Chief)
      PowerPoint Presentation
    2. Request adoption of Board Order FR-23-16, proposed rules affecting Chapter NR 46 related to the administration of Wisconsin’s Forest Tax Law Programs
      (Managed Forest Land and Forest Crop Law)
      (R.J. Wickham, Tax Law Section Chief)
    3. Request adoption of Board Order WM-26-18, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to establishing the 2019 migratory bird season framework and regulations
      (Scott Karel, Wildlife Management Regulation Policy Specialist)
    4. Request adoption of Board Order FH-16-18, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 20 to 23 and 25 related to taking catfish by hand or with a bow and arrow or crossbow
      Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      (Bradd Sims, Fisheries Biologist, and Meredith Penthorn, Fisheries Management Policy Specialist)
      PowerPoint Presentation
      1. Overview of topics relating to Lake Michigan stocking and management practices - Informational: related to item 4.E.2.-Board Order FH-08-18
        Written Comment Only
        (Dave Giehtbrock, Fish Culture Section Chief)
        PowerPoint Presentation
      2. Request adoption of Board Order FH-08-18, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 1 related to aquaculture and fish farms (Moved from May 2019 agenda)
        (Todd Kalish, Fisheries Management Deputy Bureau Director)
        PowerPoint Presentation
      Scope Statements (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    5. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order AM-10-19 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 404 and NR 438 related to incorporation of the 2015 national ambient air quality standards for ozone
      (David Bizot, Air Quality Planning and Standards Section Chief)
    6. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WM-04-19 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 relating to eliminating night hunting restrictions for raccoons
      (Scott Karel, Wildlife Management Regulation Policy Specialist)
    7. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WM-05-19 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 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19, and 45 related to the 2019 Bureau of Wildlife Management housekeeping rule
      (Scott Karel, Wildlife Management Regulation Policy Specialist)
  4. Open Forum (Testimony that pertains to topics not on the meeting agenda) – at approximately 10:15 a.m. following break. Remote testimony also will be available from the DNR Service Center, 1300 W. Clairemont, Eau Claire. Please refer to pages 4-5 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol.
  5. Information Items (Written Comment Welcome)
    1. Overview of Preliminary Hearing Process for Scope Statements
      (Cheryl Heilman, Chief Legal Counsel) (Moved from May meeting)
      PowerPoint Presentation
    2. Survival of first-generation and second-generation wild strains of Brook Trout stocked in Driftless Area streams
      (Matthew Mitro, Coldwater Fisheries Research Scientist)
      PowerPoint Presentation
    3. Results of the ruffed grouse related surveys and management plan update
      (Mark Witecha, Upland Wildlife Ecologist & Farm Bill Specialist)
      PowerPoint Presentation
  6. Department Secretary’s Matters
    1. Retirement Recognition - Action
      1. Douglas Haag, Administration and Real Estate, 34 years
      2. Edwina Kavanaugh, Legal Services, 27 years
    2. Department Secretary’s Matters – Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary – Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary’s Matters
        1. Remembering Assistant Big Game Ecologist Maggie Stewart ADDED
          PowerPoint Presentation
      3. Planning Status Update - None
  7. 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.

The following meeting resources also are available: Agenda Item Packets (also known as green sheet packages are linked to the corresponding item on the website/html meeting agenda at https://dnr.wi.gov/about/nrb/ -- click on the blue "View agendas" button then scroll down.), supporting documents and public comment. Mediasite recordings and the Brief of Action are used as the legal record of Board Meetings.

Remote testimony protocol: In addition to testifying at the Board meeting, remote testimony on item 3. – Open Forum is offered at DNR Service Center, 1300 W. Clairemont, Eau Claire for the June meeting. Official meeting location of the Board will be at Deer Valley Lodge, 401 West Industrial Drive, Barneveld, WI State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Room G09, Madison, WI. You must be pre-registered to testify. Those that do not pre-register will not have the opportunity to testify. The time that item 5. – Open Forum may be before the Board is approximately 10:15 a.m. or immediately following morning break. If you arrive late at either location, you may lose your opportunity to testify. Each speaker will have three minutes to give their testimony.

Future meeting Open Forum remote presentation opportunities will be held at:
August 14: DNR Service Center, 2300 North Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Milwaukee
September 25: DNR Service Center, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg
October 23: DNR Service Center, 107 Sutliff Ave, Rhinelander
December 11: DNR Service Center, 2984 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay

The following is from the Board’s meeting guidelines: Only one speaker per organization. Testimony that threatens, intimidates, or includes disparaging comments about Board Members, department staff, and other members of the public will not be allowed. Those that do so may be removed from the meeting or remote location. Written comment is always welcome.

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.

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: Tuesday September 17 2019