February 14, 2012
MADISON -- Wisconsin's Natural Resources Board, the policy making body for the Department of Natural Resources, will hold a joint meeting with the Wisconsin Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Board on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Board Room at the Wisconsin State Agriculture Building, 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison.
The two boards will receive presentations and have discussions on chronic wasting disease and federal funding, farmland preservation, and nutrient management. Items on the joint meeting agenda are informational only and the board's will take no action on them. No public testimony will be accepted.
The Natural Resources Board will continue with its regular February business meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Room G09, of the State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster St., Madison. An agenda can be found on the Natural Resources Board pages of the DNR website, click on meeting agendas, then, the date of the meeting in which you are interested.
The board provides opportunities for citizens to appear and to submit written comments regarding issues that come before the board. Requests for citizen participation and public appearances on specific action items must be made and written comments must be submitted to the Natural Resources Board liaison no later than 4 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting.
A citizen participation session will be held as part of February meeting. Call 608- 267-7420 or email the board liaison, Laurie Ross [Laurie.Ross@wisconsin.gov] before 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, to schedule an appearance or to submit written comments.
The seven-member Natural Resources Board, appointed by the governor with consent of the state senate, provides policy direction for programs administered by the Department of Natural Resources. Members serve without pay on a voluntary basis and are chosen from throughout the state.
The public is welcome to attend Natural Resources Board meetings.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie J. Ross - (608) 267-7420 or Laurel Steffes (608) 266-8109