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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
January 28, 2009 agenda and meeting materials

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), Madison, Wisconsin. 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, January 28, 2009: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for January 28, 2009
    3. Approval of minutes from December 9 - 10, 2008
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Department Wide
      1. Approval of the 2009 – 2011 Legislative Proposal Package (Paul Heinen, 20 minutes)
    2. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
    3. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request Adoption of Board Order ER-08-08, revisions to NR 27, relating to the list of Endangered and Threatened Species (Sumner Matteson, 30 minutes)
      2. Request approval of bear harvest quotas for the 2009 season (Keith Warnke, 20 minutes)
      3. Request Authorization for Public Hearings on FH-01-09, proposed fishing and clamming regulations changes for 2009 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings (Joseph Hennessy, 15 minutes)
        List of Proposed rule changes
      4. Request Authorization for Public Hearings on WM-01-09, proposed Wildlife Management 2009 Spring Hearing Rule changes (Scott Loomans, 20 minutes)
      5. Congress Matters: Wisconsin Conservation Congress 2009 Spring Hearing Advisory Questions (Ed Harvey, 25 minutes)
      6. Request Authorization for Public Hearings on Board Order FH-21-08, revisions to Chapter NR 25, commercial fishing – outlying waters (Michael Staggs, 30 minutes)
      7. Land Acquisition – Ice Age Trail – Waushara County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Acquisition – Northern Highland/American Legion State Forest – Oneida County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition – Peter Helland Wildlife Area – Columbia County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Acquisition - C.D. (Buzz) Besadny Fish and Wildlife Area – Kewaunee County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Donation – Statewide Natural Area and Grand Traverse Island State Park – Door County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      12. Land Donation – Statewide Natural Areas – Crawford County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Recognition
      1. 2007 and 2008 Rebecca Wallace Award
    2. Citizen Participation
  5. Board Members' Matters
    1. Election of Officers (to be taken up at the end of the meeting)
    2. Review of Natural Resources Board Question(s) for the 2009 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Randall J. Link
      2. David A. Hildreth
      3. Zida Reed
      4. Daniel S. Koich
      5. John Glindinning
      6. Charles L. Weister
      7. Steven W. Hewett
      8. Tom Niebauer
      9. David E. Birren
    2. Donations
      1. The Natural Resources Foundation will donate $9,400 to be used toward management of the Wisconsin State Natural Areas in the La Crosse Area
      2. The Wisconsin Chapter of Safari Club International will donate $8,176 to support a disability project at the Richard Bong State Recreation Area
      3. Sauk County will donate $5,958 to support invasive species removal in State Natural Areas
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Presentation of a Concept Plan for a Motorized Recreation Area (Dan Schuller and Peter Biermeier, 30 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 August 13 2013