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September 15, 2015

MADISON - Changes to Wisconsin's safe drinking water rules, adoption of a Wisconsin beaver management plan, modifications to the walleye management in the ceded territory of Wisconsin and approval of a 10-year Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Management Plan and Wildlife Action Plan are among the items that the state Natural Resources Board will consider when it meets Sept. 23 in Bowler.

The board will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at the North Star Mohican Casino in the Casino Events Center, W12180 County Road A, Bowler, to conduct its regular business meeting.

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the board will tour and/or receive presentations on: a streambank initiative; young forest initiative; Stockbridge oak wilt; wetland mitigation and restoration; forestry practices; and aquatic plant management and partnerships. The public must pre-register by 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 with board liaison Laurie Ross, at 608-267-7420 to attend scheduled tours.

Topics on the business meeting agenda include:

The board will also consider proposed rules affecting chapter NR 25 related to commercial harvest of chubs from Lake Michigan and hear an update on the DNR's strategic analysis related to the industrial sand mining industry in Wisconsin.

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

The public may testify at board meetings on topics open for public comment (listed on the agenda) and during the citizen participation period. The deadline to register to speak at the board meeting or to submit comments is 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. 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 NRB 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, September 15, 2015

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