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August 4, 2015

MADISON - Changes to Wisconsin's environmental analysis and review procedures and establishing the 2015 migratory bird hunting seasons are among the items that the state Natural Resources Board will consider when it meets August 12, 2015 in Horicon.

The board will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitors Center, N7725 State Road 28, Horicon, to conduct its regular business meeting.

Leading up to the Wednesday business meeting, the board will tour and hear presentations on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at a number of locations including the Horicon U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Visitors Center, the Lomira Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Department of Natural Resources Horicon Marsh Education and Visitors Center. The public must pre-register with board liaison Laurie Ross, at 608-267-7420 to attend scheduled tours.

Other topics on Wednesday's business meeting agenda include:

The board will also hear informational items on the department's activities and strategies to reduce nutrient discharge to waters of the state with a primary focus on phosphorus and on a new Wisconsin DNR strategic alignment effort.

The complete August board agenda is available by searching the DNR website, for keyword "NRB" and clicking on the button for "view agendas." Background information is linked to each agenda item.

The public may testify at board meetings on topics open for public comment (listed on the agenda). The deadline to register to speak at the board meeting or to submit comments is 11 a.m. on Friday, August 7, 2015. The public may also submit written comments about issues that come before the board. For more information see the board public participation page of 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Ross, board liaison, 608-267-7420 or

Last Revised: Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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