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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board February 2020 agenda and meeting materials

February 2020 Natural Resources Board agenda This is the official agenda.

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Public Appearance list

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SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
4.AA. ADDED

Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to testify and/or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA (rev. 2/14/20)

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

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, in Public Meeting Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-4 and 7-8 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately noon on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have lunch in Room G27. No action will be taken.

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. Introduction of new Board Member
    3. Approval of agenda for February 26, 2020
  2. CONSENT
    1. Approval of brief of action from January 21-22, 2020
    2. The Paul E. Stry Foundation, Inc. will donate $25,000 to be used to support the management of State Natural Areas
      Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      (DNR Secretary Preston Cole)
  3. Discussion and possible action concerning items removed from the Consent Agenda - None
  4. ACTION ITEMS
    ADOPTION (Citizen Testimony and Written Comments Welcome)
    1. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order FH-24-19(E), proposed rules affecting chapter NR 20 related to Minocqua Chain walleye harvest regulations
      PowerPoint Presentation
      (Mike Vogelsang, North District Fisheries Supervisor)
    2. AA. Lake Superior Fishery
           PowerPoint Presentation
      1. Request that the Board take from the table and consider Board Order FH-02-18, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 25 related to harvest management regulations in the Lake Superior fishery
        (Scott Loomans, Fish and Wildlife Policy Initiatives Advisor)
      2. Request adoption of revised Board Order FH-02-18, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 25 related to harvest management regulations in the Lake Superior fishery
        (Scott Loomans, Fish and Wildlife Policy Initiatives Advisor) ADDED
      SCOPE STATEMENTS (Citizen Testimony and Written Comments Welcome)
    3. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WA-17-18 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 500 to 520 related to coal combustion residual landfills and surface impoundments
      (Kate Strom Hiorns, Recycling and Solid Waste Section Chief)
    4. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WT-22-19 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 300, 301, 305, and 310, Wis. Adm. Code, related to the administration, procedures and enforcement of the Wetland and Waterway Permit Program
      PowerPoint Presentation
      (Amanda Minks, Wetland and Waterway Section Chief)
    5. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order DG-25-19 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 812 related to well construction and pump installation
      (Liesa Lehmann, Private Water Supply Section Chief)
    MISCELLANEOUS (Citizen Testimony and Written Comments Welcome)
    None
  5. 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 Rhinelander Service Center, 107 Sutliff Avenue, Rhinelander, WI 54501. Please refer to pages 3 and 4 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol.
  6. INFORMATION ITEMS (Written Comment Welcome)
    1. United States Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) role and opportunities to improve aquaculture production efficiency and product quality
      PowerPoint Presentation
      (Keith Warnke, Fish, Wildlife and Parks Division Administrator, and Brian Shepherd, USDA Research Physiologist)
    2. Public/Private Partnerships Report (green sheet)
      PowerPoint Presentation
      Public Private Partnership Report
      (Eric Lobner, Wildlife Special Projects Manager)
    3. Introduction to the Prairie Chicken Management Plan
      (Kent Van Horn, Bird and Habitat Section Chief)
  7. Department Secretary’s Matters
    1. Retirement Recognition - Action
      1. Erin Crain, Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, 29 years
      2. Steven R. Hogler, Fisheries Management, 33 years
    2. Department Secretary’s Matters – Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary – Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary’s Matters
      3. Planning Status Update - None
  8. Board Members’ Matters
    1. Appointment of the angling, gamebird, deer, bear, and fur bearer representatives to the Sporting Heritage Council
      Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      (Bill Smith, Board Member)
    2. 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 here.

Board Meetings are webcast live. To watch, go to the webcast archive and 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 here -- click on the blue “View agendas” button then scroll down.), supporting documents, and public comment. Media Site 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 5. – Open Forum is offered at DNR Service Center, 107 Sutliff Avenue, Rhinelander for the February meeting. Official meeting location of the Board will be at 101 S. Webster Street, Room G09, Madison. 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.

2020 Open Forum remote presentation opportunities are planned for the following DNR locations (schedule is subject to change):

Date of MeetingMeeting LocationRemote Location
April 7-8MadisonMilwaukee/SER
May 26-27MadisonEau Claire/WCR
June 23-24Oshkosh area/NERFitchburg/SCR
August 11-12Oak Creek area/SERSpooner/NOR
September 22-23Superior area/NORFitchburg/SCR
October 27-28MadisonGreen Bay/NER
December 8-9MadisonEau Claire/WCR
February 26-27, 2021MadisonRhinelander/NOR

Protocol: 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.

Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to testify and/or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020

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 March 06 2020