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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
May 27, 2009 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel & Convention Center
S3214 Highway 12
Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, the Natural Resources Board will tour and receive presentations at the following locations: At approximately 12:45 p.m., the Board will arrive at Lake Delton Dam, Dam Road off of County Highway A, Village of Lake Delton. At approximately 3:00 p.m., the Board will arrive at the Badger Army Ammunition Plant, State Highway 12, Baraboo.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, the Natural Resources Board will meet with the Conservation Congress Executive Council at approximately 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at Devil’s Lake State Park – South Shore, Red Oak Shelter, South Shore Drive, Baraboo.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in the Lower Dells conference room at Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel & Convention Center, 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, May 27, 2009: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for May 27, 2009
    3. Approval of minutes from April 21 - 22, 2009
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Request Adoption of Board Order WT-28-04, revisions to NR 115 Wisconsin Shoreland Management Program (Gregory Breese, 60 minutes) Deleted
      2. Request Adoption of Board Order WT-36-07, revisions to NR 102 and NR 106 relating to water quality standards for heat and associated procedures for the calculation of point source effluent limitations (Russ Rasmussen, 30 minutes) Note: Moved from April agenda
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request Adoption of Board Order WM-01-09, rule change proposals resulting from the wildlife management portion of the annual Spring Hearing Questionnaire, revisions to NR 10, 11, and 15 (Scott Loomans, 20 minutes)
      2. Congress Matters: 2009 Conservation Congress Advisory Question Summary and Annual Convention Report (Ed Harvey, 20 minutes)
      3. Request Authorization for Public Hearings for Board Orders WM-13-09 and WM-14-09(E), revisions to NR 10 establishing the 2009 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons and Regulations (Kent Van Horn, 10 minutes)
      4. Request Approval of the Coulee Experimental State Forest Master Plan and Environmental Analysis (Greg Edge and Jim Dalton, 20 minutes)
      5. Land Acquisition - Pershing Wildlife Area - Taylor County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      6. Land Acquisition - Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area - Iron County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      7. Land Acquisition - Lower Wisconsin Scenic Riverway - Sauk County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Acquisition - Hank Aaron State Trail - Milwaukee County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition - Lulu Lake Natural Area - Walworth County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Acquisition and Donation - Baraboo Hills Recreation Area - Sauk County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Acquisition - Peter Helland Wildlife Area - Columbia County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      12. Land Acquisition and Donation – Kettle Moraine State Forest - Loew Lake Unit - Washington County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      13. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification - Wild Rose Hatchery - Waushara County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      14. Request Approval of Renaming of the Seymour – New London State Trail and Renaming of the Denmark – Rockwood State Trail (Brigit Brown, 10 minutes) Added
      15. Request Approval of Plagge Woods Designation from a Parks Property to a Natural Areas Property (Brigit Brown, 5 minutes) Added
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
  5. Board Members' Matters
    1. Special Committee on Herd Management Added
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Roger L. Jasinski
    2. Donations
      1. The Natural Resources Foundation will donate $31,375 to the State Natural Areas Program
      2. The Friends of Lapham Peak will donate $15,000 for ski trails and snowmaking equipment at the park
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Briefing on Mink River Stewardship Grant (Vance Rayburn, 15 minutes) Added

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: Thursday March 26 2015