Natural Resources Board to meet September 27-28 in Black River Falls

MADISON – A request for the approval of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ 2017 – 2019 Biennial Budget including operating, capital, and environmental improvement fund components, a request to start the process for proposed rules related to fish harvest in Lake Superior and informational updates on the chronic wasting disease response plan and a southwest Wisconsin deer and predator study are among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets September 28 in Black River Falls.

The regular business meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, at the Comfort Inn and Suites, W10170 Highway 54 East, Black River Falls.

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, the board is scheduled to tour and/or receive presentations on: the history of the elk project and Black River State Forest; habitat management and monitoring of elk; recognition of partners in the reintroduction project; elk damage, fencing, and abatement; and all terrain and utility terrain vehicles trails in the forest.

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 must pre-register with Laurie Ross, board liaison, to participate in the board tour or to testify at the board meeting. The deadline to register to testify or submit written comments for this business meeting is 11 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016. Registration information is available on the agenda 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.