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Natural Resource Commission to Meet October 8 in Scott County

PRINCETON, Iowa– The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet 8:30 a.m., Oct. 8, at Princeton Boll’s Community Center, 428 River Drive, in Princeton.

Commissioners will meet at the Princeton Boll’s Community Center at noon on Oct. 7, for presentations and a tour of Lost Gove Lake. The meeting and tour are open to the public. 
Members of the NRC are Kim Francisco, Dennis Schemmel, Margo Underwood, Conrad Clement, Dr. Sally Prickett, Marcus Branstad and Phyllis Reimer.  The Director of the DNR is Chuck Gipp. 

The following is the agenda for the October 8 meeting.

  • Approve Agenda
  • Consent Agenda
    • Contract with Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
    • Barge Fleeting Lease (Chapter 17), Dubuque County – American River Trans. Co. LLC
    • Sovereign Land Lease (Chapter 18), Louisa County – MidAmerican Energy Co.
    • Management Agreement, Clayton County – City of McGregor
  • Approve Minutes of Sept. 10 Meeting
  • Director’s Remarks
  • 2016 Natural Resource Commission Meeting Recommendations
  • REAP Private Public Cost-share Grants - September 2015 (Fiscal Year 2016)
  • REAP County Grants – September 2015 (Fiscal Year 2016)
  • REAP City Parks and Open Space Grants – September 2015 (Fiscal Year 2016)
  • Contract with Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
  • Stream and Woodland Mitigation Agreement with Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Contract with EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., for Center Lake 
  • Cooperative Agreement with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (Iowa Great Lakes)
  • Cooperative Agreement with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (Rathbun Lake)
  • Contract with Polk County Conservation Board (Easter Lake)
  • Public Land Management Projects
    • Barge Fleeting Lease (Chapter 17), Dubuque County – American River Trans. Co. LLC
    • Sovereign Land Lease (Chapter 18), Louisa County – MidAmerican Energy Co.
    • Management Agreement, Clayton County – City of McGregor
  • Public Land Acquisition Projects
    • Iowa River Corridor Wildlife Area, Iowa County – Gorsch
    • Waterman Prairie Wildlife Management Area (WMA), O’Brien County – Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
    • Waubonsie State Park, Fremont County – Knapp
    • Bays Branch WMA, Guthrie County – Kindred
    • Harman Lake WMA, Winnebago County – Mountain
    • Good Neighbors Marsh WMA, Winnebago County – Northern Prairie Farms, LLC
  • Small Construction Projects
  • Construction Projects
    • Brushy Creek State Recreation Area, Webster County – Shelter Restroom
    • Elk Rock State Park, Marion County – Fish Cleaning Station
    • Honey Creek Resort State Park, Appanoose County – Lodge Restoration
    • Rice Lake, Worth County – Water Control Structure
  • Donations
  • Division Administrator’s Comments
  • General Discussion 
    • NRC 2015 Annual Report
    • Turtle Working Group Update
    • Next Meeting, Nov. 12, in Des Moines

For a complete agenda, go to http://www.iowadnr.gov/nrc

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