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Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference on May 14

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Des Moines, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold its monthly meeting via teleconference at 8:30 a.m., on May 14.

The teleconference is open to the public. To call in to the teleconference, dial 1-866-685-1580 a few minutes prior to the meeting. When prompted, enter conference code 5152817122 followed by the # key.

Members of the NRC are Kim Francisco, Dennis Schemmel, Margo Underwood, Marcus Branstad, Laura Hommel, Tom Prickett and Laura Foell. The director of the DNR is Kayla Lyon.

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, and advise of specific needs.

The following is the agenda for the May 14 meeting.

  • Approve Agenda
  • Consent Agenda
  • *Contract Amendment-1 with Liberty Press, LLC
  • *Publicly Owned Lakes Program Watershed Eligibility – FY21
  • *Contract with JEO Consulting Group
  • *Contract with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
  • Election of Natural Resource Commission Officers
  • Approve Minutes of April 9 Meeting
  • Director’s Remarks
  • Division Administrator’s Remarks
  • Donations
  • Contract with Under the Sea, LLC
  • *Contract Amendment-1 with Liberty Press, LLC
  • Chapter 27 – Land and Water Conservation Fund, City and County Grant Recommendations (FY2020)
  • Contract with Ducks Unlimited Inc. (Klum Lake)
  • Chapter 91, Waterfowl and Coot Hunting Seasons - Final Rule
  • Chapter 44, Special Events and Fireworks Displays– Final Rule
  • Chapter 54, Restrictions on Introduction and Removal of Plant Life– Final Rule
  • Chapter 81, Fishing Regulations – Final Rule
  • Chapter 113, Restitution for Pollution Causing Injury to Wild Animals– Final Rule
  • Chapter 40, Boating Speed and Distance Zoning (Beaver Creek) – Final Rule
  • *Publicly Owned Lakes Program Watershed Eligibility – FY21
  • *Contract with JEO Consulting Group
  • *Contract with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
  • Public Land Acquisition Projects
    • Rice Lake Wildlife Management Area, Worth County – Warp Drive, Inc.
    • Green Hill Wildlife Management Area, Pottawattamie and Mills Counties – Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and The Nature Conservancy
    • Sorenson Wildlife Management Area, Calhoun & Carroll Counties – Sorenson
  • Small Construction Projects
  • Contract Amendment-2 with Peterson Contractors, Inc. (Lake Geode)
  • Construction Projects
    • Indian Bluffs WMA Road Maintenance - Jones County
    • Lake Darling State Park PCC Trail – Washington County
    • Pine Lake State Park – Hardin County
    • Beach Lodge Lighting Project – Backbone State Park – Delaware County
    • Emerson Bay and Hattie Elston Boat Ramps Courtesy Docks – Dickinson County
  • Chapter 40, Boating Speed and Distance Zoning - Petition for Rulemaking and Notice of Intended Action (Mississippi River)
  • General Discussion

Next Meeting, June 10

For a complete agenda, go to