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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
October 21, 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, October 21, 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 on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 12:00 p.m., the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(e) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing potential real estate transactions.

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, October 21, 2009: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for October 21, 2009
    3. Approval of minutes from September 23, 2009
    4. Approval of minutes from September 28, 2009
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste and Water//Enforcement
      1. Request Authorization for Public Hearing on Board Order AM-12-09, proposed rules affecting revisions to chs. NR 404 and 438, Wis. Adm. Code, pertaining to air quality standards for ozone and lead (Larry Bruss, 10 minutes)
      2. Request Authorization for Public Hearing on Board Order DG-24-09, amendment to ch. NR 140, Wis. Adm. Code, relating to groundwater quality standards (Michael Lemcke, 5 minutes)
      3. Request Authorization for Public Hearing on Board Order WT-14-08, revisions to NR 151, NR 153, and NR 155 pertaining to performance standards and grant programs to address polluted runoff (Russ Rasmussen, 20 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Presentation of American Fisheries Society Award for Wild Rose Hatchery Education Center (Michael Staggs and Don Gablehouse, American Fisheries Society, 10 minutes)
      2. Request Adoption of Board Order WM-16-09, revisions to NR 10 relating to white-tailed deer population goals (Keith Warnke, 20 minutes)
      3. Request Adoption Authorization for Public Hearings for Modifications to WM-03-09, the 2009 Wildlife Management housekeeping rule package (Scott Loomans, 10 minutes) Corrected
      4. Request Adoption of Board Order FR-25-09, amendment of NR 45.04(1)(g), regulating firewood that may be brought onto state lands (Andrea Diss-Torrance, 20 minutes)
      5. Request Approval of the proposed Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit Master Plan (Dan Schuller and Jeff Prey, 15 minutes)
      6. Request Approval of the proposed Glacial Heritage Area Feasibility Study and Master Plan (Steve Miller and John Pohlman, 20 minutes)
      7. Land Acquisition - Waterloo Wildlife Area and Glacial Heritage Area - Jefferson County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Acquisitions and Project Boundary Modifications - Statewide Natural Area (Hawkins Hemlocks) – Rusk County; Statewide Natural Area (Newman Lake) – Iron County; Kimberly Clark Wildlife Area - Price County; and McKenzie Fishery Area -Washburn County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition - Pine Island Wildlife Area - Sauk County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Acquisition – Vernon Wildlife Area – Waukesha County(Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Acquisition and Donation - Statewide Fishery Remnant Area Program - Dunn County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      12. Land Exchange - Menominee River Natural Resources Area and Pike Wild River - Marinette County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      13. Land Donation – Statewide Wildlife Habitat Areas – Chippewa County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      14. Land Donation & Project Boundary Modification - Pine Island Wildlife Area - Columbia County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      15. Redesignation of Land to Northern Highland/American Legion State Forest - Vilas County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
  5. Board Members' Matters
  6. None

  7. Special Committee Reports
  8. None

  9. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Lowell Henry Tesky
      2. Steve Schram
      3. Joan A. Neis
      4. Jonathan D. Stone
      5. Roger Fritz
      6. Greg Swanson
    2. Donations
      1. Willow River OWLs will donate up to $20,000 to pay the salaries of a limited-term volunteer coordinator and work study position for 2009
      2. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, Inc. will donate $5,000 in support of Kirtland’s Warbler conservation and management program
      3. The Black River State Forest Trail Foundation will donate $15,060 to electrify the Black River State Forest ski warming shelter Added
  10. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Wildlife Violator Compact Update (Kristin Turner, 10 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Update on the status of emerald ash borer in Wisconsin and efforts to minimize its spread and impacts (Andrea Diss-Torrance and David Sivyer – City of Milwaukee Forestry 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: Wednesday September 03 2014