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Wisconsin Wetland Study Council

2017 Wisconsin Act 183 directed the department to create a Wetland Study Council comprised of nine members appointed for 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 typically meets every third Thursday of the month. Visit the DNR Public Meetings webpage for details and meeting agendas.

Council topics and action items can be viewed in this work document:

Wetland Study Council Topics Status

Current council members:

  • Tim Andryk, Ducks Unlimited, Policy Staff
  • Tracy Hames, Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Executive Director
  • Carol McCoy, Stantec, Senior Environmental Project Manager
  • 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
  • Matt Howard, The Water Council, Vice President
  • Amanda Minks, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Waterways and Wetlands Section Chief
  • Karen Gefvert, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Executive Director of Governmental Relations

Council meeting materials and documents:

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. Statuates 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
February 27, 2020 DNR Central Office, Room 413 Agenda
Minutes
January 23, 2020 DNR Central Office, Room G27A Agenda
Minutes
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