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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
September 28, 2011 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Best Western Harborside Inn
5125 6th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, the Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations at the following locations: at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Board will arrive at the U.S. Coast Guard Station, 5036 4th Avenue, Kenosha, topic: downtown redevelopment/tour of inner harbor; at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Board will arrive at WE Energies Power Plant, 8000 95th Street, Pleasant Prairie, topic: environmental features of the plant; and at approximately 4:25 p.m., the Board will arrive at Richard Bong State Recreational Area, 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville, topic: property activities and cabin for people with disabilities.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at the Best Western Harborside Inn, Port of Kenosha Meeting Room, 5126 6th Avenue, Kenosha, WI. 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, September 28, 2011

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for September 28, 2011
    3. Approval of minutes from August 10, 2011
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order CF-16-11, revising chs. NR 50 (snowmobile grant program) and NR 64 (All-Terrain Vehicle grant program) and solicitation of economic impact information (PDF) (Diane Conklin, Snowmobile & All-Terrain Vehicle Grant Manager, 10 minutes)
      2. Request approval of Salvage Operations in the Governor Knowles State Forest (PDF) (Paul DeLong, Forestry Administrator, 20 minutes)
      3. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification – Spread Eagle Barrens Natural Area – Florence County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      4. Land Donation – Statewide Natural Area – Door County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes) Moved from August agenda
      5. Land Donation and Project Boundary Modification – Brooklyn Wildlife Area – Dane County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      6. Easement Donation and Project Boundary Modification – Grassy Lake Wildlife Area – Columbia County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes) Moved from August agenda
    3. Scope Statements
      1. Request approval of the following scope statement and to proceed with drafting of the proposed rule: Board Order FH-21-11, NR 19 relating to sport trolling on the Great Lakes (PDF) (Mike Staggs, Fisheries Management Bureau Director, 2 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
      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
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. Scott Boran
      2. John M. Bronikowski
      3. Derek Duane
      4. Thomas Gilbert
      5. Robert J. Goerlinger
      6. Curtis W. Hare
      7. Gloria L. McCutcheon
      8. Thomas I. Meier
      9. Judith M. Meierotto
      10. Jeffrey G. Norris
      11. John Pfender
      12. Joseph Renville
      13. Kenyon M. Rosenthal
      14. Greg Scalissi
      15. Charles Schuler
      16. Susan Scobell Watson
      17. Joseph Stecker-Kochanski
      18. Kathleen Thompson
      19. Steven M. Ugoretz
    2. Donations
      1. The Milwaukee Brewers will donate $17,595 to plant 150 native trees on the Hank Aaron State Trail (PDF)
      2. Waumandee Rod & Gun Club will donate $15,000 to be put towards trout stream restoration in the Waumandee area in Buffalo County (PDF)
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Blue-green algae in Wisconsin waters: cause and locations of blooms, Department monitoring program, ecology and ecological effects, and human health (PDF) (Dr. Jennifer Hauxwell, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Research Section Chief, Gina LaLiberte, Research Scientist, Tim Asplund, Statewide Aquatic Ecologist/Limnologist, and Dr. Mark Werner, WI Division of Public Health Toxicologist, 60 minutes) Moved from August agenda
      2. Update on non-forest biomass sustainability guidelines (PDF) (Scott Hull, Research Scientist and Sara Walling, DATCP Bioenergy Advisor, 25 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Report on the management status of greater prairie chickens in Wisconsin (PDF) (Scott Walter, Upland Wildlife Ecologist, 20 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 July 03 2014