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Contact(s): Laurie Ross, board liaison, 608-267-7420
January 19, 2016

MADISON - Proposed 2016 bear harvest quotas and rule revisions to address issues the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency raised with Wisconsin's management of wastewater permits are among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets Jan. 27 in Madison.

Other items include proposed advisory questions for the 2016 Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings, a proposed amendment to the Blue Mound State Park master plan to for recreational trail use, including re-establishing a snowmobile route through the park, and updating management plans for 48,000 acres of wildlife areas in Burnette County, including the Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area.

The complete January board agenda is available by searching the DNR website,, for keyword "NRB" and clicking on the button for "view agendas."

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster St., Madison.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., the board will also tour and receive an informational briefing of the Department of Natural Resources Customer Service and DNR Hotline programs in the State Natural Resources Building.

The public must pre-register with Laurie Ross, board liaison, to attend scheduled tours or to testify at the board meeting. Registration information is available on the agenda on the DNR website. Exact tour schedule is subject to change)

The deadline to register to attend a tour or to testify, or submit written comments for the business meeting is 11 a.m., Friday, January 22, 2016. More information on NRB public participation is available on the DNR website.

Board meetings are webcast live. People can watch the meeting over the Internet by going to the NRB agenda page of the DNR website and clicking on webcasts in the Related Links column on the right. Then click on this month's meeting. After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand.

Last Revised: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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