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Natural Resource Commission to meet July 12 in Ames

AMES – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 1 p.m. on July 12, at the DNR’s State Forest Nursery, 2404 South Duff Ave., in Ames.

Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. for a tour of the nursery. The tour 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 July 12 meeting.

 

  • Approve Agenda
    Consent Agenda*
    Chapter 18 Lease Renewal, Mississippi River – Clayton County
    Chapter 17 Barge Fleeting Lease Renewal, Mississippi River – Lee County
    Easement Conveyance, Elma Wildlife Management Area (WMA) – Howard County
    Management Agreement, Olin Access WMA – City of Olin
    Management Agreement, Eagle Lake State Park – Hancock County Conservation Board
  • Approve Minutes of June 14 Meeting
  • Acting Director’s Remarks
  • Division Administrator’s Remarks
  • Forest Advisory Committee
  • Recruiting, Retaining and Reactivating (R3) Outdoor Recreationists Update
  • Chapter 15, General License Regulations – Notice of Intended Action
  • Chapter 40, Boating Speed and Distance Zoning – Final Rule
  • Contract with Iowa State University Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
  • Public Land Management Projects
    *Chapter 18 Lease Renewal, Mississippi River – Clayton County
    *Chapter 17 Barge Fleeting Lease Renewal, Mississippi River – Lee County
    *Easement Conveyance, Elma WMA – Howard County
    *Management Agreement, Olin Access WMA, City of Olin
    *Management Agreement, Eagle Lake State Park – Hancock County Conservation Board
  • Contract with Environmental Solutions & Innovations, Inc.
  • Public Land Acquisition Projects
    Twelve Mile Lake WMA, Emmet County – BWT Holdings
    Loess Hills WMA, Monona County – Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF)
    Waterman Prairie WMA, Cherokee County – INHF
    Blue Lake WMA, Monona County – INHF
    North Raccoon WMA. Greene County - Milligan
  • Small Construction Projects
  • Construction Projects
    Mount Ayr Fisheries Management Unit, Lake Icaria Fishing Jetty Repairs – Adams County
    State Forest Nursery, Restroom Renovation – Story County
  • General Discussion
  • Next Meeting, Aug. 9, in Des Moines

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

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