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Wisconsin Wetland Study Council

The Wetland Study Council has been working together on wetland issues in Wisconsin since 2019. The Council was created out of 2017 Wisconsin Act 183 and is made up of nine members who are appointed by the Governor to six-year terms. The Act requires the Council to research and make recommendations on a variety of wetland issues. The Council is staffed by the Department of Natural Resources.

The Wetland Study Council plans to meet from 9:00-11:00 am on the first Thursday of each odd month in 2023. Visit the DNR Public Meetings webpage for details and meeting agendas.

Council Members

  • Tim Andryk, Ducks Unlimited, Policy Staff
  • Karen Gefvert, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Executive Director of Governmental Relations
  • Tracy Hames, Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Executive Director
  • Matt Howard, The Water Council, Vice President
  • Stacy Jepson, Cedar Corporation, Environmental Projects Manager
  • Paul Kent, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Attorney
  • Thomas Larson, Wisconsin Realtors Association, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs
  • Carol McCoy, Stantec, Senior Environmental Project Manager
  • Dan Helsel, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Waterways Program Director

Annual Reports

Recommendations

Meeting Materials

Date and Time Location Information
November 10, 2022 Zoom meeting and DNR Central Office, Room 413 Agenda
Minutes
DNR General Permits Presentation 
September 8, 2022 Zoom meeting Agenda
Minutes
DNR General Permits and Act 183 Implementation Presentation 
 
May 5, 2022 Zoom meeting Agenda
Minutes
January 20, 2022 Zoom meeting

Agenda
Minutes
DNR 404 Assumption Final Report 
DNR 404 Assumption Draft Report Presentation
DNR Complaint Intake Update Presentation
DNR ILF Public Access Discussion Points
DNR Wetland Dashboard Analysis
DNR Wetland Dashboard Draft Webpage
Integrated Watershed Recommendation 

 

2021 Meetings
Date and Time Location Information
November 18, 2021 Zoom meeting

Agenda
Minutes
DNR 404 Assumption Draft Report 
DNR 404 Assumption Draft Report Presentation
DNR Complaint Intake Update Presentation
DNR ILF Public Access Discussion Points
DNR Wetland Dashboard Analysis
DNR Wetland Dashboard Draft Webpage
Draft Stormwater Wetland Recommendation 

September 16, 2021 Zoom meeting

Agenda
Minutes
Wetland Study Council 2021 Draft Annual Report
DNR NR 300 Overview
Draft NR 300

July 15, 2021 Zoom meeting

Agenda
Minutes
Wetland Mitigation Program Recommendations
DNR Assured Delineator Program Recommendation

May 20, 2021 Zoom meeting

Agenda
Minutes
NR 350 Draft

March 18, 2021 Zoom meeting

Agenda
Minutes
Assured Delineator Program Draft Recommendation Language

January 21, 2021 Zoom meeting

Agenda
Minutes
DNR Assured Delineator Program Presentation
Wetlands and Storm Water Policy Background Presentation

2020 Meetings
Date and Time Location Information
December 3, 2020 Zoom  Meeting

Agenda
Minutes
DNR 404 Assumption Feasibility Report
Wetland Dashboard Metrics [xlsx]

September 17, 2020 Skype Meeting

Agenda
Minutes
Waterways Bureau Strategic Planning
Waterway 2020 Quarter 2 Report
Wetland Data Dashboard Draft
Stormwater and Wetlands Topic Outline Draft

August 27, 2020 Skype Meeting

Agenda
Minutes
WSC Annual Draft Report
NR 350 Compensatory Mitigation Rule Revision

July 24, 2020 Skype Meeting

Agenda
Minutes
Wetland Study Council Topics Status
WSC Annual Report Draft
Wetland JD Certificate Draft
DNR Funded Corps Position Draft

June 18, 2020 Skype Meeting

Agenda
Minutes
WSC Annual Report Draft
DNR NR350 Revision Draft June 2020
DNR NR350 Revision Presentation
Ducks Unlimited Proposal
Amendment to NR350

May 21, 2020 Skype Meeting

Agenda
Minutes
Chapter 15 Wis. Statutes Councils
DNR Guidance for Offsite Hydrology and Wetland Determinations
DNR LTE at USACE jurisdictional determination concept draft
DNR Wetland General Permit Reissuance Overview Presentation
Wetland JD Certificate Draft

April 16, 2020 Skype Meeting

Agenda
Minutes
Council 404 Assumption Statement
DNR Funded USACE Position Draft
DNR Wetland General Permit Summary
DNR Final WOTUS Comments

February 27, 2020 DNR Central Office, Room 413

Agenda
Minutes

January 23, 2020 DNR Central Office, Room G27A

Agenda
Minutes

2019 Meetings
Date and Time Location Information
November 21, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 413

Agenda
Minutes
Wetland Study Council Topics Status
DNR In-Lieu Fee Program Draft Factsheet
DNR Wetland General Permit Summary [xlsx]

October 24, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 313

Agenda
Minutes
DNR Wetland Mitigation Bank Discussion Presentation

September 18, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 413

Agenda
Minutes
DNR memo re: Regulatory options for minor discharges
DNR Wisconsin Wetland Conservation Trust Program Status Presentation

August 21, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 413

Agenda
Minutes
DNR Jurisdictional Determinations Presentation

July 25, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 413

Agenda
Minutes
1993 DNR 404 Assumption Study
2001 DNR 404 Assumption Study
DNR memo re: 404 Assumption Process
DNR memo re: 404 Assumption Permit Comparison
DNR memo re: 404 Assumption Potential Alternatives
DNR Preliminary 404 Permits Comparison [xlsx]

June 27, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 513

Agenda
Minutes
DNR Wetland Exemption Presentation
DNR 404 Assumption Presentation
DNR Mitigation Overview Presentation


 

Contact information
For information on the Wetland Study Council, contact:
Amanda Minks
DNR Waterways Program
608-220-0368