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Natural Resource Commission to meet April 12

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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m. on April 12, in the four floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.

The meeting 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 Webmaster@dnr.iowa.gov, and advise of specific needs.

The following is the agenda for the April 12 meeting.


  • Approve Agenda
  • Consent Agenda*
  • Contract Amendment-2 with Becky Rose
  • Chapter 18 Lease Renewal – Mississippi River – Scott County
  • Chapter 18 Lease – Mississippi River – Muscatine County
  • Approve Minutes of March 8 Meeting
  • Approve Minutes of March 13 Meeting
  • Director’s Remarks
  • Division Administrator’s Remarks
  • Donations
  • *Contract Amendment-2 with Becky Rose
  • Chapter 16, Docks and Other Structures on Public Waters – Final Rule
  • Chapter 45, Boat Motor Regulations; Chapter 51, Game Management Areas; Chapter 52, Wildlife Refuges – Final Rule
  • Chapter 91, Waterfowl and Coot Hunting Seasons – Final Rule
  • Chapter 101, Falconry Regulations – Final Rule
  • 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 – Final Rule
  • Construction Projects
  • Black Hawk State Park, Sac County – Fishing Pier
  • Ledges State Park, Boone County – Road Repair
  • Lake Sugema Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Van Buren County – Boat Ramp Parking Lots
  • Beaver Lake, Dallas County – Shoreline Armoring
  • Rathbun Fish Hatchery, Appanoose County – Roof Replacement
  • Small Construction Projects
  • Public Land Management Projects
  • *Chapter 18 Lease Renewal, Mississippi River, Scott County
  • *Chapter 18 Lease, Mississippi River, Muscatine County
  • Farm Management Contract Amendments
  • Farm Management Contract Amendment-2 with Agriland Farm Management & Realty (Northwest Iowa Wildlife District)
  • Farm Management Contract Amendment-2 with Mid States Farm Management & Realty (Stephens State Forest)
  • Farm Management Contract Amendment-2 with Hertz Farm Management, Inc. (Yellow River State Forest)
  • Farm Management Contract Amendment-2 with Agri-Valley Farm Management, LLC (Loess Hills State Forest)
  • Public Land Acquisition Projects
  • North Raccoon River WMA, Greene County – Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF)
  • North Raccoon River WMA, Greene County – INHF
  • Soap Creek WMA, Davis County – INHF
  • Buffalo Creek WMA, Delaware County – Pheasants Forever
  • Contract with Iowa State University
  • Chapter 40, Boating Speed and Distance Zoning – Petition for Rulemaking (Scenic City Empress Boat Club – Iowa Falls) and Notice of Intended Action
  • General Discussion
  • REAP Congress
  • Next Meeting, May 10, in Des Moines


 For a complete agenda, go to www.iowadnr.gov/nrc