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 is charged with the management of Iowa’s fish, wildlife, and natural resource management under the Bureaus of Fisheries; Land and Waters; Law Enforcement; State Parks, Forests, and Preserves; Wildlife; and a Forestry Section. 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 the annual budget.

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 the NRC Board Administrator, Kim Rasler at Kim.Rasler@dnr.iowa.gov

Upcoming Meetings

At the bottom of this page, the meeting agenda will be posted approximately a week prior to the meeting. 
     The agenda will include meeting location and/or a teleconference option for public participation. 
NRC 
meeting minutes are posted below after they are NRC approved at their next meeting.

MEETING DATE TIME   COUNTY MEETING LOCATION
December 8, 2022   9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
January 18, 2023 10:00 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
February 09, 2023   9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
March 09, 2023   9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
April 13, 2023   9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
May 11, 2023   9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
June 08, 2023   9:00 am Business Meeting Scott County Location TBD
  12:00 pm Field Tour Scott County  
         
July 13, 2023   9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
August 09, 2023   9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
  12:00 pm Field Tour Polk County / Warren County  
         
September 14, 2023   9:00 am Business Meeting Fremont County Location TBD
  12:00 pm Field Tour Fremont County  
         
October 12, 2023   9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
November 09, 2023   9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
December 14, 2023   9:30 am Business Meeting Polk County Henry Wallace Bldg, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA
         
January 17, 2024 10:00 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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