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The DNR holds many meetings that are open to the public. Unlike public hearings, comments and participation at these meetings are not usually "on the record."

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April 2018

Monday, April 23

CONNECTCONNECT
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Solid Waste Interested Parties meeting
Location: (see detailed information below for more information)
Contact: Casey Lamensky, 608-267-7574
Detailed information: The Waste and Materials Management Program will be hosting it's spring Solid Waste Interested Parties (SWIP) meeting via webinar. Agenda topics include rule, guidance and legislation updates; program and budget updates; and topics of interest submitted by attendees. The agenda will be posted at the SWIP page of the DNR website approximately two weeks in advance of the meeting.

Published: 3/16/2018 2:52:53 PM


Tuesday, April 24

CONNECTCONNECT
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
DNR Division of Forestry Chapter 24 Ad Hoc Team
Lincoln County Service Center, 801 N. Sales St, Room: 156
Merrill, Wisconsin 54452 (Lincoln County)
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Contact: Teague Prichard, 608-264-8883
Detailed information: The Chapter 24 Ad Hoc Team will review the Tree Marking and Retention Guidelines of the Silvicultural Handbook, specifically the tree marking section, and evaluate the current status and potential improvements. The Ad Hoc Team will address many actions identified in the Wisconsin Forest Practices Study.

Published: 4/17/2018 2:48:06 PM


CONNECTCONNECT
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Open house on the regional master planning process for properties located in three Northwest Wisconsin Ecological Landscapes: Superior Coastal Plain, Northwest Sands, and Northwest Lowlands
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 County Highway G
Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 (Ashland County)
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Contact: Phil Rynish, 608-266-5854
Detailed information: The three landscapes, Superior Coastal Plain, Northwest Sands, and Northwest Lowlands, fall in portions of Polk, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron Counties and include approximately 30,000 acres of DNR-managed lands. Master plans establish the level and type of resource management and public use permitted on department-managed properties.  These lands contain a wide-variety of habitats and characteristics. These attributes and include the Apostle Islands and Lake Superior coastal estuaries, cold water streams and spring ponds, and barrens. The properties in these ecological landscapes are also important in providing recreation opportunity. The popular Copper Falls, Big Bay, Pattison, and Amnicon Falls State Parks will all have master plans developed. This meeting has been rescheduled from April 3. An additional open house will be held April 25 in Spooner.
News release.

Published: 4/2/2018 2:37:43 PM


Wednesday, April 25

CONNECTCONNECT
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Lower Green Bay & Lower Fox Area of Concern 2017 Remedial Action Plan Update meeting
Green Bay DNR Service Center, 2984 Shawano Ave., Room: Lake Michigan Room
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54313 (Brown County)
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Contact: Vic Pappas, 920-893-8512
Detailed information: The group will be discussing progress made on various Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs) in the Lower Fox River/Green Bay Area of Concern in 2017, the status of various projects and management actions undertaken or continuing in 2017, and learn about AOC projects and planning for the future. The general public is welcome to attend. 

Published: 4/16/2018 12:45:09 PM


CONNECTCONNECT
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Open house on the regional master planning process for properties located in three Northwest Wisconsin Ecological Landscapes: Superior Coastal Plain, Northwest Sands, and Northwest Lowlands
Spooner DNR Service Center, 810 W. Maple St.
Spooner, Wisconsin 54801 (Washburn County)
View map of location
Contact: Phil Rynish, 608-266-5854
Detailed information: The three landscapes, Superior Coastal Plain, Northwest Sands, and Northwest Lowlands, fall in portions of Polk, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron Counties and include approximately 30,000 acres of DNR-managed lands. Master plans establish the level and type of resource management and public use permitted on department-managed properties.  These lands contain a wide-variety of habitats and characteristics. These attributes and include the Apostle Islands and Lake Superior coastal estuaries, cold water streams and spring ponds, and barrens. The properties in these ecological landscapes are also important in providing recreation opportunity. The popular Copper Falls, Big Bay, Pattison, and Amnicon Falls State Parks will all have master plans developed. This meeting has been rescheduled from April 4. An additional open house will be held April 24 in Ashland.
News release.

Published: 4/2/2018 2:37:43 PM


Thursday, April 26

CONNECTCONNECT
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Wisconsin State Trails Council
Devil's Lake State Park, S5975 Park Road, Room: North Shore Concession Stand
Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913 (Sauk County)
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Contact: Missy Vanlanduyt, 608 266-7617
Detailed information: The council will hear a Great Sauk Trail Project Information Brief and reports on the trail opportunities at Devil's Lake/region and the Pine River Trail among other topics.
Agenda PDF

Published: 4/19/2018 10:41:40 AM


CONNECTCONNECT
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Food and Organics Residuals Reduction Management (FORRM)
UW Stevens Point - College of Professional Services Building, 1901 4th Ave., Room: 109
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481 (Portage County)
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Contact: Casey Lamensky, 608-267-7574
Detailed information: The Waste and Material Management Study Group's FORRM subgroup will be meeting to understand the student research projects on steps businesses can follow to identify outlets for food waste. The meeting will focus on expanding the research results statewide and continuing actions towards minimizing food waste in Wisconsin.

Published: 4/17/2018 12:42:05 PM


 

May 2018

Tuesday, May 1

CONNECTCONNECT
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Alternative Practices Workgroup
Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Department, 625 Third St.
Luxemburg, Wisconsin 54217 (Kewaunee County)
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Contact: Russ Rasmussen, 608-264-6278
Detailed information: The subject of the meeting is as follows: Identify and investigate alternative technologies and practices that may be applied to further reduce the risk of groundwater contamination in sensitive areas of Kewaunee county and the state - focusing on karst geology overlain by shallow soils; Continue discussions regarding issues raised in the Sensitive Areas / Best Management Practices Work Group that were not resolved; Evaluate the effectiveness of practices being applied in sensitive areas and suggest alternatives if necessary; and Evaluate and suggest additional research that may be warranted to better derive effective solutions to reduce the risk of groundwater contamination in sensitive areas.

Published: 4/10/2018 3:23:52 PM


CONNECTCONNECT
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Public meeting to review Potawatomi State Park observation tower removal
Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center, 107 North First Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235 (Door County)
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Contact: Paul Holtan, 608-267-7517
Detailed information: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources discovered significant wood decay in the tower structure creating unsafe conditions and requiring removal of the tower. State park officials and a wood scientist from the Forest Products Laboratory will be at the meeting to explain the decision and provide details about the extent of decay found in the tower's wood structure. News release.

Published: 4/20/2018 3:46:10 PM


Wednesday, May 2

CONNECTCONNECT
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Beneficial Use Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
DOT Truax Materials Lab, 3502 Kinsman Blvd., Room: State Patrol Conference Room
Madison, Wisconsin 53704 (Dane County)
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Contact: Phil Fauble, 608-267-3538
Detailed information: This is the eighth meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for revisions to the beneficial use of industrial byproducts rule (ch. NR 538, Wis. Adm. Code). The TAC provides input and advice to the DNR on potential revisions to the existing rules governing the beneficial use of industrial byproducts such as coal combustion residuals, foundry sand and paper milling byproducts. This meeting will focus on potential revisions to sections NR 538.18-22 Wis. Adm. Code dealing with public meetings, owner notification and excavations.

Published: 4/10/2018 3:23:52 PM


Wednesday, May 9

CONNECTCONNECT
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Deer Management Assistance Program Advisory Committee
MacKenzie Center, W7303 County Highway CS, Room: Badger Den Room
Poynette, Wisconsin 53955 (Columbia County)
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Contact: Bob Nack, 608-264-6137
Detailed information: Committee will review updates and discuss current program operations.

Published: 4/4/2018 1:58:02 PM


Wednesday, May 23

CONNECTCONNECT
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Furbearer Advisory Committee
Kemp Natural Resources Station, 9161 Kemp Road, Room: CFC W D Connor Classroom
Woodruff, Wisconsin 54568 (Oneida County)
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Contact: Shawn T. Rossler, 608-267-9428
Detailed information: The Furbearer Advisory Committee addresses policy and technical topics relevant to the DNR furbearer program. The committee will meet May 24 at 8 a.m. at the same location.

Published: 3/16/2018 10:54:17 AM


Thursday, May 24

CONNECTCONNECT
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Air Management Study Group Quarterly Meeting
State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St., Room: G09
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (Dane County)
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Contact: Amanda Jutrzonka, 608-266-2856
Detailed information: The study group is a stakeholder working group that addresses policy and technical topics relevant to the Air Program. The meeting agenda will be posted on the Study Group of the DNR website about one week in advance

Published: 12/27/2017 12:32:05 PM


 

August 2018

Thursday, August 16

CONNECTCONNECT
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Air Management Study Group Quarterly Meeting
State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St., Room: G09
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (Dane County)
View map of location
Contact: Amanda Jutrzonka, 608-266-2856
Detailed information: The study group is a stakeholder working group that addresses policy and technical topics relevant to the Air Program. The meeting agenda will be posted on the Study Group page of the DNR website about one week in advance.

Published: 12/27/2017 12:32:07 PM


 

November 2018

Thursday, November 1

CONNECTCONNECT
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Air Management Study Group Quarterly Meeting
State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St., Room: G09
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (Dane County)
View map of location
Contact: Amanda Jutrzonka, 608-266-2856
Detailed information: The study group is a stakeholder working group that addresses policy and technical topics relevant to the Air Program. The meeting agenda will be posted on the Study Group page of the DNR website about one week in advance.

Published: 12/27/2017 12:32:10 PM


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Last revised: Thursday, February 25, 2016