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Natural Resource Commission to meet April 13 in Des Moines

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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., April 13, in the Wallace State Office Building, second floor, north conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.

The public may participate remotely either by video conference at or phone by dialing 442-242-3609 a few minutes before the meeting begins. When prompted, enter the pin ‪883 789 392 followed by the # key.

Members of the NRC are Margo Underwood, Marcus Branstad, Laura Hommel, Tom Prickett, Laura Foell, Uriah Hansen and Tammi Kircher. The director of the DNR is Kayla Lyon.

Any person participating in 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 April 13 meeting.

  • Approval of Agenda
  • Consent Agenda
    • *Contract Amendment with Jacob Lahr, State Forest Nursery Mowing Services
    • *Contract with Gill Hauling, Inc., Stone State Park Waste Management Services
    • *Public Land Management Projects
  • Approve Minutes of March 9 Meeting
  • Director’s Remarks
  • Division Administrator’s Remarks
  • Donations
  • Adopted and Filed-Chapter 12, “Conservation Education,” Chapter 15, “General License Regulations,” and Chapter 94, “Nonresident Deer Hunting”
  • Adopted and Filed-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”
  • *Contract Amendment with Jacob Lahr, State Forest Nursery Mowing Services
  • *Contract with Gill Hauling, Inc., Stone State Park Waste Management Services
  • Public Land Acquisition Projects
    • North Cedar/Sny Magill Wildlife Management Area, Clayton County
  • *Public Land Management Projects
    • Chapter 18 Lease Renewal, Allamakee County- Interstate Power and Lights Co.
    • Chapter 18 Lease Renewal, Muscatine County- RGL, LLC.
    • Chapter 17 Barge Fleeting Lease Renewal-Mississippi River, Clayton County-Lease No. 47-R
    • Chapter 18 Lease Renewal, Dickinson County-George and Mary Wandling
  • Water Well Easement-Storm Lake, Buena Vista County-City of Storm Lake
  • Construction-Small Projects: Rathbun Fish Hatchery, PH Transformer Maintenance; Nine Eagles State Park, Septic System Replacement; Twin Lakes, Boat Ramp Replacement; Lake Manawa, Wayfinding Signage Installation
  • Construction-Large Projects
    • Green Valley State Park, Union County-Spillway Structure Maintenance
    • Iowa River Wildlife Unit, Johnson County-Swan Lake Road Culvert Replacement
  • Contract with Wildlife Management Institute, Forestry Specialists
  • General Discussion

Next meeting, May 11, in Des Moines

For a complete agenda and tour schedule, go to