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Contact(s): Laurie Ross, Board Liaison, 608-267-7420, Sarah Hoye, Communications Director, 608-267-2773,
February 20, 2020

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to clarify that remote access for the board meeting is at the Rhinelander DNR Service Center.]

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St, Madison.

For the February meeting, the Natural Resources Board will offer remote participation at the Department of Natural Resources Rhinelander Service Center, 107 Sutliff Ave. Remote participation will be for an open forum with the board at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 26 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 Feb. 21 is required.

On Wednesday the board will consider revised Board Order FH-02-18 related to harvest management regulations in the Lake Superior Fishery, and emergency Board Order FH-24-19(E) related to Minocqua Chain walleye harvest regulations. Other action items on the agenda are the Board's appointment of the angling, gamebird, deer, bear, and fur bearer representatives to the Sporting Heritage Council, and a statement of scope and conditional approval of the public hearing for several rules:

Additional items on the February board agenda include information items on:

The complete February board agenda is available on the DNR website here.

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 written comment is 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Registration information is available on the NRB pages of the DNR website. No late requests or comments will be accepted.

Board meetings are webcast live online. The webcast will be available on demand after the meeting concludes.

Last Revised: Thursday, February 20, 2020

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