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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
September 24, 2008 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
1000 Imperial Avenue
Rothschild, Wisconsin

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, September 22, 2008, a quorum of the Natural Resources Board will arrive at approximately 6:00 6:30 a.m. at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Necedah for a tour and presentation on whooping cranes. At approximately 1:00 12:45 p.m., the Board will arrive at the Wisconsin Rapids Service Center, 473 Griffith Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids for a presentation on the Central Wisconsin Grasslands Conservation Area project. At approximately 1:15 p.m., the Board will depart for Buena Vista Marsh, Wisconsin Rapids for a tour and presentation on prairie chicken management. Modified

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, the Natural Resources Board will tour and receive presentations at the following locations: At approximately 12:30 p.m., the Board will depart for the Ice Age Trail and Dells of the Eau Claire County Park, 500 Forest Street, Wausau. At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Board will travel to Granite Peak Ski Area, 3605 North Mountain Road, Wausau. At approximately 4:20 p.m., the Board will travel to Rib Mountain State Park, 4200 Park Road, Wausau. At approximately 6:45 p.m. the Board will depart for the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 700 North Twelfth Street, Wausau.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Rothschild. The Board will act on items 1-7 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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for September 24, 2008
    3. Approval of minutes from June 24 - 25, 2008 and July 10, 2008
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Budget
      1. Request approval of the Department’s 2009 – 2011 Biennial Budget, including Operating, Capital, and Environmental Improvement Fund Components (Joe Polasek and John Hagman, 60 minutes)
    2. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
    3. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request Adoption of Board Order FR-12-08 revising NR 47.70, pertaining to the County Forest Administration Grant (Jeff Barkley, 10 minutes)
      2. Land & Easement Acquisition - Hank Aaron State Trail - Milwaukee & Waukesha Counties (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes) Ddeleted (moved to October 22 meeting)
      3. Land Acquisition - Chippewa River State Trail - Chippewa County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      4. Land Acquisition - Quincy Bluff and Wetlands Natural Area - Adams County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      5. Land Acquisition - Statewide Natural Area - Outagamie County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      6. Land Donation - Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area - Chippewa County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      7. Easement Donations - North Country National Scenic Trail - Douglas County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Donation - Chippewa Flowage Scenic Waters Area - Sawyer County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      9. Request adoption of WM-18-08(S) which amends WM-18-08(E) and WM-17-08, the permanent and emergency rules establishing the 2008 migratory bird hunting seasons (Kent Van Horn, 15 minutes) Added Deleted
  4. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Little Plover River Flow Management Update (Todd Ambs and Dan Baumann, 30 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. 2008-2013 Wisconsin State Park System Strategic Plan (Dan Schuller, 30 minutes).
  5. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
  6. Board Members' Matters
  7. Special Committee Reports
  8. None

  9. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Michael L. Ries
      2. Donald E. Schmitt
      3. Patrick R. Coffen
    2. Donations
      1. Blackhawk Trout Unlimited will donate $5,200 in riprap rock to the Bureau of Fisheries Management and Habitat for a project in Reads Creek in Vernon County
  10. Information Items - Continued
    1. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Update on the joint WDNR - USFWS Lake Superior Brook Trout Restoration Plan (Steve Schram and Mark Brouder, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), 30 minutes)
      2. Annosum root rot update (Kyoko Scanlon, 15 minutes)
      3. Update on Emerald Ash Borer in Wisconsin (Jane Cummings Carlson, 20 minutes)

Public Participation Information

Public Participation at Natural Resources Board Meetings

Public participation registration and written comment deadline:
4 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting.
Registration requests and comments should be directed to the Board Liaison.

Last revised: Tuesday September 09 2014