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Buckhorn State Park is located on the Castle Rock Flowage, one of three flowages on the Wisconsin River that would have  - Photo credit: DNR
Buckhorn State Park is located on the Castle Rock Flowage, one of three flowages on the Wisconsin River that would have site-specific water quality standards for phosphorus under a proposal the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will consider at its October meeting.Photo credit: DNR

Contact(s): Laurie Ross, board liaison, 608-267-7420, or Sarah Hoye, communications director, 608-267-2773,
October 14, 2019

MADISON, Wis. -- Requests to consider approval of the Wisconsin Inland Trout Management Plan, request reconsideration and approval of the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area master plan, and informational items on the evaluation of crossbow use in Wisconsin, and the department's Managed Lands Public/Private Partnership Report are among the topics the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will consider when it meets on the first day of a two-day meeting later this month in Madison.

The board will meet beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St. The board will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 23 at the same location.

The Natural Resources Board will offer remote participation from the Department of Natural Resources Service Center at 107 Sutliff Ave. in Rhinelander. Remote participation will be for an open forum with the board at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 23 following a break. The open forum is an opportunity for citizens to provide testimony in Madison or remotely in Rhinelander. Comments generally should address broad general policy rather than the day-to-day operations of the DNR. Opportunities for remote testimony are noted on the meeting agenda. Pre-registration by the posted deadline of 11 a.m. on Oct. 18 is required.

The Wednesday, Oct. 23 meeting agenda includes:

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

The public must pre-register with Laurie Ross, board liaison, to testify at the board meeting as well as during open forum (remotely or at the meeting). The deadline for board liaison receipt of requests to testify or provide written comment is 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. Registration information is available on the NRB pages of the DNR website. No late requests or comments will be accepted. A future remote open forum will be held in Green Bay for the Dec. 11 meeting in Madison.

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: Monday, October 14, 2019

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