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January 18, 2011

MADISON - Wisconsin's Natural Resources Board will meet at the state Natural Resources Building, 101 S. Webster St., in Madison, on Tuesday, January 25, and Wednesday, January 26. The public is invited to attend and may address the board about natural resources and environmental matters.

The board will convene on Tuesday at 1 p.m. for a seminar on the use of lead in ammunition and fishing equipment by hunters and anglers as a conservation issue. It will convene at 8:30 on Wednesday for its regular business meeting.

The Natural Resources Board agenda (pdf) is posted on the DNR website.

The board provides policy direction for programs administered by the Department of Natural Resources. The board's agenda includes resource management and environmental protection issues. Time is also allotted for the Board to hear input on natural resources and environmental and issues.

People interested in addressing the board must contact Laurie Ross, Natural Resources Board Liaison, at (608) 267-7420 or email prior to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. Only one topic will be permitted per individual within a five-minute period. Citizens are encouraged to discuss board policy issues rather than detailed day to day activities. Matters currently under litigation should not be brought before the board. Background on complex topics should be sent to Ross for advance distribution to board members to facilitate discussion. Agenda and public appearance information is available on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board pages of the DNR website.

The public is welcome to attend and listen to the meeting. The seven-member board is appointed by the governor with consent of the state senate. Members serve without pay on a voluntary basis and are chosen from throughout the state.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel Steffes - (608) 266-8109

Last Revised: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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