Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting June 24

The sun sets on a beautiful day of fishing at Echo Lake, 1997.

Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting June 24

 

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet virtually to consider a request for approval of antlerless deer harvest quotas, antlerless permit levels and a deer hunting season framework for 2020 and to appoint two nominees to the Sporting Heritage Council.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, originating from Room G 11 of the State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St. Although the public will not be allowed to watch the meeting in-person from GEF 2 due to public health advisories, the June board meeting will be livestreamed.

The board will consider statements of scope and conditional approval of the public hearings for two rules including:

Proposed rules creating chapter NR 159 relating to regulating firefighting foam that contains certain contaminants

Proposed rules affecting chapter NR 25 related to Lake Michigan whitefish management and Great Lakes commercial harvest reporting

The board will consider several approval requests including:

1. Western Prairie Regional Master Plan

2. Multiple land acquisitions

The board will hear several informational items including:

1. Wisconsin’s 2020 Forest Action Plan

2. Sandhill crane management and population update

3. DNR COVID-19 update

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