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Natural Resource Commission to meet June 14 in Decorah

DECORAH– The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m. on June 14, in Room 102 of Olin Hall at Luther College, 700 College Drive, in Decorah.

On June 13, commissioners will tour Fort Atkinson State Preserve, 303 Second Street Northwest, Fort Atkinson, beginning at 11 a.m. They will meet again at 1:30 p.m. at Mabe’s Pizza, 110 East Water Street, in Decorah, for presentations and field tour. At 3:45 p.m., commissioners will attend the dedication of the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery at 2321 Siewers Spring Road, in Decorah.

The tour, presentations, dedication and meeting is open to the public.

Members of the NRC are Kim Francisco, Dennis Schemmel, Margo Underwood, Marcus Branstad, Phyllis Reimer, Tom Prickett and Laura Hommel.  The acting director of the DNR is Bruce Trautman.

Any person attending the public meeting and has special requirements such as those related to mobility or hearing impairments should contact the DNR or ADA Coordinator at 515-725-8200, Relay Iowa TTY Service 800-735-7942, or Webmaster@dnr.iowa.gov, and advise of specific needs.

The following is the agenda for the June 14 meeting.

  • Approve Agenda
  • Consent Agenda*
  • Contract Amendment #6 with Kalkomey Enterprises, LLC
  • Chapter 18 Lease Renewal, Mississippi River – Scott County
  • Chapter 17 Barge Fleeting Lease Renewal, Mississippi River – Allamakee County
  • Chapter 17 Barge Fleeting Lease Renewal, Mississippi River – Clayton County (#18-R)
  • Chapter 17 Barge Fleeting Lease Renewal, Mississippi River – Clayton County (#47-R)
  • Easement Conveyance – Wapsipinicon State Park, Jones County
  • Management Agreement – Marquette Waterfront Access, City of Marquette
  • Approve Minutes of May 10 and May 16 Meetings
  • Acting Director’s Remarks
  • Division Administrator’s Remarks
  • Donations
  • *Contract Amendment #6 with Kalkomey Enterprises, LLC
  • 2018-19 Deer Management Zone Hunts
  • Chapter 24, Blufflands Protection Program and Revolving Loan Fund
  • Contract with Iowa State University
  • Contract Amendment-3 with FYRA Engineering, LLC – Lake Manawa
  • Public Land Management Projects
  • *Chapter 18 Lease Renewal, Mississippi River – Scott County
  • *Chapter 17 Barge Fleeting Lease Renewal, Mississippi River – Allamakee County
  • *Chapter 17 Barge Fleeting Lease Renewal, Mississippi River – Clayton County (#18-R)
  • *Chapter 17 Barge Fleeting Lease Renewal, Mississippi River – Clayton County (#47-R)
  • *Easement Conveyance – Wapsipinicon State Park, Jones County
  • *Management Agreement – Marquette Waterfront Access, City of Marquette
  • Public Land Acquisition Projects
  • Iowa River Corridor Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Iowa County – Denzler
  • West Fork WMA, Palo Alto County – Fredrickson Farms, Inc.
  • Iowa River Corridor WMA, Benton County – Golden Grain Enterprises & Harder Estate
  • Loess Hills State Forest, Harrison County – Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF)
  • Loess Hills State Forest, Harrison County – INHF
  • Hogsback Waterfowl Production Area, Winnebago County – INHF
  • Small Construction Projects
  • Construction Projects
  • Village Creek Access, Allamakee County – Parking Lot Paving and Boat Ramp Extensions
  • Middle River Forest Area, Adair County – Middle River Canoe Ramp Project
  • Viking Lake State Park, Montgomery County – Seawall Replacement
  • Storm Lake State Park, Buena Vista County – Island Stabilization
  • Beeds Lake State Park, Franklin County – Pavement Repair
  • Waubonsie State Park, Fremont County – Pavement Repair
  • Contract with Snyder & Associates, Inc. – Lake Geode
  • General Discussion

Next Meeting, July 12, in Ames

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

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