Natural Resource Commission to Meet April 11 in Des Moines
Posted: 04/05/2013

The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet 9:30 a.m., April 11, in the fourth floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, in Des Moines.

The meeting is open to the public.

Members of the NRC are Kim Francisco, Gregory Drees, Janelle Rettig, Dennis Schemmel, Margo Underwood, Conrad Clement and Dr. Sally Prickett.  The Director of the DNR is Chuck Gipp.

The following is the agenda for the April meeting.

Approve Agenda

Consent Agenda

Approve Minutes of March 14 Meeting

Director Remarks

Honey Creek Resort State Park Update

Engineering Construction Project – Rock Creek State Park, ADA Accessible Fishing Pier

Small Construction Projects

Land Acquisition Projects

  • Blue Wing Marsh Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Palo Alton County - Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF)

  • Big Wall Lake WMA, Wright County - INHF

Land Management Projects


  • *Elinor Bedell State Park, Dickinson County – Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative

Land Management Project, Pioneer State Park – Mitchell County Conservation Board

Contract with US eDirect for Hosted Registration and Tracking System

Agreement with Pheasants Forever, Inc., for Iowa Youth Coordinator

Iowa DNR 5-year Rule Review Plan


Water Recreation Access Cost-share (WRAC) Grant Fiscal Year 2014

Chapter 52, Wildlife Refugees Notice of Intended Action

Chapter 100, Crow and Pigeon Regulations Notice of Intended Action

Chapter 91, Waterfowl and Coot Hunting Seasons Notice of Intended Action

Chapter 108, Mink, Muskrat, Raccoon, Badger, Opossum, Weasel, Striped Skunk, Fox (Red and Gray), Beaver, Coyote, River Otter, Bobcat, Gray (Timber) Wolf and Spotted Skunk Seasons Notice of Intended Action

Chapter 106, Deer Hunting by Residents Notice of Intended Action

Division Administrator Remark

General Discussion

  • Public Land Management and Public Land Use (Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area)
  • Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Funding Status
  • New Commissioner Orientation Planning

Upcoming NRC Dates

  • May 8-9, Field Tour and Monthly Meeting: Mines of Spain /EB Lyons Interpretive Center, Dubuque


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