Wisconsin Natural Resources Board to meet in Green Bay

CWD, ruffed grouse season on agenda

MADISON, Wis. — A request to approve an emergency order for proposed rules related to deer carcass transportation, deer farm fencing and chronic wasting disease, plus requests to approve scope statements for developing rules related to off-highway motorcycles and to establish an early closure of the ruffed grouse season are among the items the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will address when it meets Wednesday in Green Bay.

The board will convene at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 2040 Airport Drive in Green Bay.

The board also will consider: a request to deactivate the gypsy moth suppression program; a request to approve management plans for three separate property groups –the Kettle Moraine Waters, the Southern Region Planning Group and the Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Regional Group; and accepting donations for a new entrance to Heritage Hill State Park and in support of endangered resources activities in wetland habitats among other items.

The board Tuesday will tour various facilities through northeast Wisconsin, including Jack Day Center, a boat trip to observe a dredging barge, Tetra Tech Processing Plant, and the Titletown District for a presentation on storm water control efforts.

The board will have a social and dinner meeting with tribal leaders in the Grand Council Ballroom at Radisson Hotel and Conference Center to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding — Reciprocal Registration of ATVs/UTVs and snowmobiles. No action will be taken.

The complete August board agenda is available by searching the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for keyword “NRB” and clicking on the button for “view agendas.”

The public must pre-register with Laurie Ross, board liaison, to testify at the board meeting or attend a board tour. The deadline to register to testify or for the NRB liaison to receive written comments is 11 a.m. Friday. 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.