Natural Resource Commission (NRC)

The Natural Resource Commission consists of seven citizens, appointed to six year terms by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.  The Commission works with the Conservation and Recreation Division of the Department of Natural Resources. This division includes the bureaus of Engineering, Fisheries, Forestry, Land and Waters, Law Enforcement, State Parks, and Wildlife.  Some of the substantive work of the Commission includes reviewing and approving hunting and fishing administrative rules, public land acquisitions and easements, construction and general business contracts, leases, grants, and annual budgets.

The commission meets monthly, generally the second Thursday, with a field tour occasionally scheduled in conjunction with the meeting.  Time is normally scheduled at each meeting for members of the public to address the commission about topics related to natural resource management. The meeting agenda will be published approximately a week before the meeting. For further information about meetings you may contact Kim Rasler at Kim.Rasler@dnr.iowa.gov

Upcoming Meetings

(At the bottom of this page, agendas will be posted prior to the meeting and meeting minutes are posted after they are NRC approved.) 

January 17, 2018 7:30 am Legislative Meet and Greet Polk County Capitol Legislative Dining Hall, Des Moines, IA
  10:00 am NRC/EPC Joint Information Mtg Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
  1:00 pm Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
February 08, 2018 8:30 am Business Meeting (Teleconference) Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
March 08, 2018 9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
March 13, 2018 10:00 am Business Meeting (Teleconference) Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
April 12, 2018 9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
May 10, 2018 9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
May 16, 2018 7:30 am Business Meeting (Teleconference) Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
June 13, 2018 11:00 am Field Tour Winneshiek County Ft Atkinson State Preserve, 303 2nd St NW, Ft Atkinson, IA
June 14, 2018 8:30 am Business Meeting Winneshiek County Luther College, Olin Hall Rm 102, Decorah, IA
         
July 12, 2018 8:00 am Field Tour Story County State Forest Nursery, 2404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA
  1:00 pm Business Meeting Story County State Forest Nursery, 2404 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA
         
August 09, 2018 9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
September 12, 2018 11:00 am Field Tour Mills County Mills CCB Nature Ctr, 56235 Deacon Rd, Pacific Jct, IA
September 13, 2018 8:30 am Business Meeting Mills County Mills CCB Nature Ctr, 56235 Deacon Rd, Pacific Jct, IA
         
October 11, 2018 9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
November 08, 2018 9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
December 13, 2018 9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA

 

Natural Resources Commission, Agendas/Items and Meeting Minutes
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