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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
March 2011 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Bldg. (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 the Natural Resources Board will meet with leaders from various environmental groups at 8:00 a.m. in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), Madison, Wisconsin.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, 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, March 23, 2011: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for March 23, 2011
    3. Approval of minutes from February 23, 2011
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Presentation of 2011 Laboratory of the Year Awards (PDF) (Camille Turcotte, Environment Science Services Section Chief, 10 minutes)
      2. Request approval of the FY 2012 Laboratory Certification and Registration Program Fee Adjustment (PDF) (Camille Turcotte, Environment Science Services Section Chief, 10 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order FR-38-10, creating NR 45.055, specifying where and when golf carts are allowed in the Governor Thompson State Park and the Peshtigo River State Forest (PDF) (John Lubbers, Regional Forestry Staff Supervisor, and Peter Biermeier, Recreation, Planning, and Development Section Chief, 20 minutes)
      2. Request approval of the 2011 Wisconsin Forest Management Guideline (Pub-FR-226) revisions (PDF) (Carol Nielsen, Private Lands Forestry Specialist, 15 minutes)
      3. Ratification of Department decision to issue Stewardship grants that will prohibit at least one nature-based outdoor activities (NBOA) on non-department land: Town of Neenah, Village of Sister Bay, and Door County (PDF) (Lavane Hessler, Stewardship Local Assistance Grant Manager, 20 minutes)
      4. Request approval to designate a unit of the Lower WI State Riverway be named in memory of Wisconsin conservation icon Harold “Bud” Jordahl (PDF) (Steve Miller, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director, 10 minutes)
      5. Land Acquisition and Prohibition of Nature Based Outdoor Activities – Statewide Wildlife Habitat Program – Portage County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes) Added
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    (Citizen Participation refers to 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 Board meetings)
  5. Board Members' Matters
    1. Request for education and evaluation on the phase-out of lead tackle on Department properties (PDF)
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. Gordon Stevenson
      2. Ronald G. Eckstein
      3. Michael J. Talbot
      4. Arnie Lindauer
      5. Thomas J. Watkins
      6. Mark B. Endris
      7. Gene Tiser
      8. David A. Wood
      9. James L. McNelly
    2. Donations
      1. Ducks Unlimited and Dow AgroSciences will donate sunflower seed valued up to $75,000 to provide increased hunting opportunities for bird hunters in Wisconsin (PDF)
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcementt/li>


    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Update on Wisconsin Lake Superior Basin Brook Trout Plan (PDF) (Mike Staggs, Fisheries Management Bureau Director, 20 minutes)
      2. Overview of Governor Walker’s proposed 2011 - 2013 Budget (PDF) (Joe Polasek, Management and Budget Bureau Director, 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: Thursday March 27 2014