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SINCE the posting of this agenda, the following have changed:
3.B.3 Deleted
7.A.1 Added
7.C. Added
8.B.2 Deleted

August 8, 2012 Natural Resources Board agenda & meeting materials

For meeting at:
Waste Management Materials Recovery Facility
W132N10487 Grant Drive
Germantown, Wisconsin

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, the Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations at the following locations: at approximately 11:00 a.m. the Board will arrive at Waste Management Materials Recovery Facility, W132N10487 Grant Drive, Germantown, topics: marketability of recyclable products, how and what materials are collected, and state of the art machinery used to process recyclables; at approximately 1:05 p.m., the Board will arrive at the new Urban Ecology Center- Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce Street, Milwaukee, lunch catered by The National, with a presentation and tour of the Urban Ecology Center to follow, topics: DNR owned land, use of recycled material for building, science-based education programs, benefits to local community, walk ramp and tunnel, trail construction, and Ingeteam’s location in the Menomonee Valley; at approximately 3:15 p.m., the Board will walk part of the trail, topics: new bridge and innovative storm water strategy and green space; at approximately 3:45 p.m. the Board will depart for a bus tour through the Menomonee Valley along Canal Street and will receive presentations en route, topics: History of area and potential development, redevelopment of property as Water Research Park, new connection of Hank Aaron State Trail, and public/private partnership on project; at approximately 4:15 p.m. the Board will continue with their bus tour to the Sigma Loop/Start of River Loop, topics: Stewardship crews, bike camps, and enhancements to the trail experience; and at approximately 4:35 p.m., the Board will continue their bus tour past Potawatomi Casino, topics: Tribal lands, Menomonee Valley Brownfield's remediation efforts including social and economic impacts, Airline Yard Project update; a 24 acre outdoor living laboratory for use by the public and the new Urban Ecology Center will be viewed from the 27th Street viaduct.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at Waste Management Materials Recovery Facility, W132N10487 Grant Drive, Germantown, 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, August 8, 2012

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for August 8, 2012
    3. Approval of minutes from June 27, 2012
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
    2. None

    3. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order WM-02-12(E), establishing the 2012 migratory game bird hunting seasons (Kent Van Horn, Migratory Bird Specialist, 15 minutes)
      2. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order WM-16-12(E) relating to coyote hunting during firearm deer seasons (Scott Loomans, Natural Resources Specialist, 5 minutes)
      3. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order FH-01-12, regarding fishing tournaments rules in NR 20.40 (Jonathan Hansen, Fishing Tournament Program Coordinator, 10 minutes) Deleted
      4. Land Acquisition - Paradise Valley Wildlife Area - Waukesha County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director)
      5. Land Acquisition - Ice Age Trail - Columbia County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director)
      6. Land Acquisition - Pike Wild River - Marinette County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director)
      7. Land Easement Acquisition - Emmons Creek Fishery Area - Waupaca County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director)
      8. Land Exchange - Glacial Habitat Restoration Area - Winnebago County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director)
      9. Land Donation and Expansion of Project Boundary - Amsterdam Sloughs Wildlife Area - Burnett County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director)
    4. Scope Statements
    5. None

  4. Citizen Participation - 11 a.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
    2. Citizen appearances on topics that are not on this month's agenda; appearances on items that are on this month's agenda are made at the time the Board considers the item. See complete information about Public Participation at Natural Resources Board meetings.

  5. Board Members' Matters
    1. Approval of 2013 Meeting Calendar
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Arvid B. Haugen Added
    2. Donations
      1. A. Finkl & Sons Company will donate a total of $588,133 for tree planting on Wisconsin State Forests from 2012 - 2022
      2. The Andrew F. Bell and Edith M. Bell Charitable Trust will donate $38,991 to be split evenly between the Bureau’s of Endangered Resources and Wildlife Management for continued support of endangered species priorities and for wetland habitat research
      3. The Willow River OWLs will donate up to $30,000 to pay the salary of the environmental educator and a seasonal assistant at Willow River State Park
    3. Status Report on the Enterprise Agreement and other Department Operational Matters (Al Shea, Office of Business Support & Sustainability Director, 20 minutes) Added
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. DNR’s Lean Government Initiative (Kristy Rogers, Water and Groundwater Supervisor, 20 Minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Update on the report and review of deer management practices prepared by Wisconsin’s deer trustee (Tom Hauge, Wildlife Management Bureau Director, 15 minutes)
      2. Update on upcoming department matters (Al Shea, Office of Business Support & Sustainability Director, 20 minutes) Deleted (moved to 7.C)

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 written comments should be directed to the Board Liaison.

Last revised: Wednesday October 03 2012