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Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept. 14 at Storm Lake

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Storm Lake – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 14, in the conference room at King’s Pointe, 1520 East Lakeshore Drive, in Storm Lake.

Commissioners and DNR staff will meet at 12:15 p.m. on Sept. 13, at King’s Pointe, for a tour of the area. The meeting and tour is open to the public.

Members of the NRC are Kim Francisco, Dennis Schemmel, Margo Underwood, Marcus Branstad, Phyllis Reimer, Tom Prickett and Laura Hommel.  The director of the DNR is Chuck Gipp.

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 Sept. 14 meeting.

  • Approve Agenda
  • Consent Agenda*
  • Approve Minutes of Aug. 10 Meeting
  • Director’s Remarks
  • Division Administrator’s Remarks
  • Orientation Topic: Budget 101
  • Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request
  • Donations
  • Contract with Curley Hummel
  • *Timber Sale Contract with Weiland and Sons Lumber Co., Inc., for Loess Hills State Forest
  • *Timber Sale Contract with Sackett Logging for Stephens State Forest
  • *Timber Sale Contract with Jones Wood Heating and Logging for Stephens State Forest
  • *Timber Sale Contract with Yoder Sawmill, LLC for Shimek State Forest
  • Timber Sale Contract with Weiland and Sons Lumber Co., Inc., for Yellow River State Forest (Paint Creek)
  • Contract with Scott County Conservation Board
  • Contract with Shive Hattery, Inc. – Ledges State Park
  • Construction Projects
  •    Union Grove State Park Trail Bridge – Tama County
  •    Twelve Mile Boat Ramp and Parking Area – Emmet County
  • Small Construction Projects
  • Public Land Acquisition Projects


  1. Winford Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Mahaska County – Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF)
  2. Bloody Run WMA, Clayton County - INHF
  3. Tahigwa Recreation Area, Allamakee County – INHF
  4. Lake George WMA, Hancock County – Pheasants Forever
  • General Discussion
    Annual Report
  • Next Meeting, Oct. 12, in Des Moines


For a complete agenda, go to