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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 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 donations, acquisitions and easements; construction projects; 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.) 

MEETING DATE TIME   COUNTY MEETING LOCATION
January 22, 2020 10:00 am Joint NRC/EPC    Informational Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
  1:00 pm Businsess Meeting  Polk County  Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
February 13, 2020 9:30 am Teleconference
Business Meeting
Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
March 17, 2020
(formerly 03/12/20)
8:30 am Teleconference
Business Meeting
Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
April 9, 2020 8:30 am Teleconference
Business Meeting
Polk County (via Teleconference)
         
May 14, 2020 8:30 am Teleconference
Business Meeting
Polk County (via Teleconference)
         
June 11, 2020 8:30 am Teleconference
Business Meeting
Polk County (via Teleconference)
         
July 9, 2020 9:00 am Business Meeting Polk County (via Teleconference)
  12:30 pm Field Tour Polk County Walnut Wood State Park, W. Des Moines, IA
         
August 13, 2020 9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
September 9, 2020 11:00 am Field Tour TBD TBD
September 10, 2020 8:30 am Business Meeting TBD TBD
         
October 8, 2020 9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
November 12, 2020 9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
December 10, 2020 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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