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June 2014 agenda and meeting materials

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board

Since the posting of this agenda, the following have changed:
Tour participants and public appearances - Updated
4.B.1. Added
6.B.4. Added

For meeting at:
Ambassador Inn at Marquette
2301 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
Phone: 888-301-9669

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, the Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations at the following locations (Note: The public must preregister with Board Liaison to attend scheduled tours. Email or call the Board Liaison to register. Exact tour schedule is subject to change). Arrive at approximately 10:15 a.m. to the 30th Street Corridor, Milwaukee, topics: background, funding, and brownfield assessment work in the corridor. At approximately 10:45 a.m. the Board will arrive at the Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, topic: biologically diverse urban habitat. At approximately 1:15 p.m., the Board will arrive at the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences, 600 E. Greenfield, Milwaukee, topic: tour DNR research vessel the Coregonus. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the Board will walk to the Ballroom or new VisLab at UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences, topics: Lake Sturgeon and Menominee River Fish Passage. At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Board will receive a welcome presentation from Dean David Garman [invited]. At approximately 2:35 p.m. the Board will tour the school.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in the Marquette Room at the Ambassador Inn at Marquette, 2301 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-3 and 6-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that matters concerning natural resource issues or the Department's program responsibilities or operations specified in the Wisconsin Statutes, which arise after publication of this agenda may be added to the agenda and publicly noticed no less than two hours before the scheduled board meeting, if the Board Chair determines that the matter is urgent.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of June 2014 NRB agenda
    3. Approval of May 2014 NRB brief of action (PDF)
  2. Ratification of Acts of the DNR Secretary
    1. June 2014 DNR Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Board Order CF-12-13 public hearing request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 166 related to the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (PDF)
      2. Board Order CF-13-13 public hearing request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 162 related to the Clean Water Fund Program (PDF)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife

      Map showing locations of June 2014 DNR land purchases and donations - items 3.B.4 to 3.B.7. (PDF)

      1. Board Order WM-11-14(E) adoption request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to establishing an early teal season and modifications to the mourning dove hunting season (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      2. Approval request: wolf harvest quota and number of licenses to issue for the 2014 – 2015 wolf hunting and trapping season (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome Remote testimony will be available from the DNR Rhinelander office. See full details at the end of this agenda
      3. Approval request: recommendations for the first phase of land sales to occur under the direction of the 2013-15 state biennial budget bill (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      4. Land Acquisition: Governor Thompson State Park – Marinette County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      5. Land Acquisition: Glacial Habitat Restoration Area – Fond du Lac County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      6. Land Acquisition with a cash donation: Sandhill Wildlife Area – Wood County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      7. Land Acquisition: Stream Bank Protection Fee Program – Walworth County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony Welcome
      1. Board Order WM-08-14(E) scope statement approval request and conditional approval of the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse: proposed rules affecting Chapter NR 10, Wis. Admin. Code related to issuance of antlerless permits through the Deer Management Assistance Program and implementation of the 2012 White-tailed Deer Trustee’s Report (PDF)
      2. Emergency Board Order OE-10-14(E) and Board Order OE-09-14 scope statement approval request and conditional approval of the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse: housekeeping changes to comply with the intent of the recent NR 150 rewrite (PDF)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    (Note: If time permits, the following agenda items may come before the Board prior to Citizen Participation: 5. Information Items; 6. DNR Secretary’s Matters; and 7. Board Members’ Matters)
    1. Citizen Participation
      Citizen appearances on topics that are not on this month's agenda; appearances on items that are on this month's agenda are made at the time the Board considers the item. Information on how to register to speak is on the Board public participation web page.
    2. Citizen Recognition
      1. Addressing site issues at DNR Park on the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds (PDF) Added
  5. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Inception to date summary report regarding hunting and trapping in state parks as expanded by 2011 Act 168. Follow up from February 2014 Board Order WM-21-13 agenda item in which the Board adopted permanent rules pursuant to 2011 Act 168 (PDF)
  6. June 2014 DNR Secretary's Matters
    1. June 2014 DNR Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. Lee Boushon
      2. Paul Heinen
      3. Paul Martin
      4. Michael Staggs
      5. Laura Van Slyke
    2. June 2014 Donations
      1. The Friends of Harrington Beach State Park will donate $206,678.18 ($149,698.18 project cost and $56,980.00 in-kind) to be used to construct a handicap accessible cabin within the Harrington Beach State Park Family Campground for the camping enjoyment of those with physical impairments (PDF)
      2. Ducks Unlimited and Dow AgroSciences will donate sunflower seed valued at up to $31,500 to provide for increased hunting opportunities for bird hunters in Wisconsin and will be used to manage sunflower fields for dove hunting (PDF)
      3. The Ruffed Grouse Society will donate $29,500 to be used to support nine ruffed grouse and woodcock habitat and education projects across Wisconsin (PDF)
      4. Andrew F. Bell & Edith M. Bell Charitable Trust will donate $19,304.00 to be used to continue support of endangered species priorities (PDF) Added
  7. June 2014 Natural Resources Board Members' Matters
Contact information
If you have Board-related questions or would like to request information, to submit written comments, or to register to speak at a Board meeting or listening session, email or call:
Laurie J. Ross, Board Liaison
Office of the Secretary, AD/8
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