MADISON – Requests to begin the rule-making processes relating to commercial fishing in Wisconsin-Minnesota and Wisconsin-Iowa boundary waters, to beaver and otter trapping season and to cisco harvest in Lake Superior are among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets June 22 in Richland Center.
The board will also consider adopting a master plan for a number of state wildlife areas and other properties in Dane, Green and Rock counties grouped together under the Sugar River Planning Group and a number of land acquisition requests. The board will hear information updates on Lake Michigan shoreline erosion and a Legislative Audit Bureau’s audit of the Department of Natural Resources wastewater permitting and enforcement program.
On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the Natural Resources Board will tour and receive presentations at the Rockbridge Sawmill, at a private forest management property in Southwest Wisconsin, and at Foggy Bottom Woodworks, a small business secondary wood products firm. The public must pre-register with Natural Resources Board liaison to attend scheduled tours. Registration information is located on the last page of the agenda.
The regular business meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at the Ramada Inn, 1450 Veterans Drive, Richland Center.
The public must pre-register with Laurie Ross, board liaison, to testify at the board meeting. Registration information is available on the agenda on the DNR website.
The deadline to register to testify or submit written comments for this business meeting is 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016. More information is available on 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.