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3.B.2 Modified
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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
January 2013 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Rm. G09, State Natural Resources Bldg. (GEF 2)
101 S. Webster St.
Madison WI 53703

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 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 on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 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, January 23, 2013

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for January 23, 2013
    3. Approval of minutes from December 11 - 12, 2012
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request approval to designate a unit of the Bailey’s Harbor Boreal Forest and Wetlands State Natural Area, Door County, in honor of Jonathan P. Ela (PDF)
      2. Request authorization for public hearing on the 2013 Wildlife Management Spring Hearing Rule Change package, WM-01-13, and advisory questions (PDF)
        Pages 7 and 8 of rule package - inadvertently omitted from originally posted document. Modified
      3. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order FH-18-12, the Fish and Wildlife Spring Hearing Rule, regarding recreational fishing regulations on inland, outlying, and boundary waters (PDF)
      4. Request authorization for public hearings on Board Order ER-27-11, relating to revision of Chapter NR 27, Wis. Adm. Code, pertaining to the Wisconsin Endangered/Threatened Species List (PDF)
      5. Request approval of bear harvest quotas for the 2013 season
      6. Request approval of the Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains Master Plan (PDF)
      7. Land Donation and Project Boundary Modification – Totogatic Wild River – Washburn County (PDF)
      8. Land Donation – Kinnickinnic River Fishery Area – St. Croix County (PDF)
      9. Briefing -Wisconsin Conservation Congress 2013 Spring Hearing Advisory Questions Added
    3. Scope Statements
      1. Request approval of the statement of scope for Emergency Board Order FH-23-12(E) relating to lake trout harvest limits as required by the State-Tribal Lake Superior Agreement (PDF)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
      Citizen participation means speaking on items that are not on this month's Board 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. Review of Natural Resources Board Advisory Question(s) for the 2013 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings
    2. Election of Officers (to be taken up at the end of the meeting)
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Robin Capen
      2. Dan Hoeft
      3. Kerry Isensee
      4. Terry Mace
      5. Patrick McKee
      6. Gregory Pilarski
      7. John Torke
    2. Donations
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Briefing on New Policy Development Manual Code (PDF)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Developing a 10 year Fisheries and Wildlife Management Plan Deleted

Public participation information

The public is welcome to attend any Natural Resources Board meeting unless it is noticed as a closed or executive session. The Board also provides opportunities for citizens to speak at Board meetings and to submit written comments about issues that come before the Board.

See complete information about public participation at Natural Resources Board meetings.

Public participation registration and written comment deadline:
4 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting unless otherwise noted.

Last revised: Friday January 17 2020