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Natural Resource Commission to meet June 13 at Honey Creek Resort, near Moravia

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Moravia, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m., June 13, at Honey Creek Resort, Mercy Medical Center Conference Room, 12633 Resort Drive, Moravia.

Commissioners and Iowa DNR staff will meet in Mercy Medical Center Conference Room at noon on June 12 for presentations and a tour of the area. The presentations, tour and meeting is open to the public.

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

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 June 13 meeting.

  • Approve Agenda
  • Consent Agenda*
    • Contract with Liberty Press, LLC
    • Contract Amendment #2 with Shelby County Conservation Board
    • Public Land Management Project: Easement Conveyance, Spring Run Wetland Complex Wildlife Management Area - Dickinson County
  • Approve Minutes of May 9 Meeting
  • Acting Director’s Remarks
  • Casting Away Disabilities Presentation
  • Division Administrator’s Remarks
  • Donations
  • *Contract with Liberty Press LLC
  • *Contract Amendment #2 with Shelby County Conservation Board
  • Chapter 27 – Land and Water Conservation Fund, City and County Grant Recommendations
  • Chapter 106, Deer Hunting by Residents – 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
  • 2019-2020 Deer Management Zone Hunts
  • Contract with the City of Des Moines (Yeader Creek)
  • *Public Land Management Project: Easement Conveyance, Spring Run Wetland Complex WMA – Dickinson County
  • Public Land Acquisition Projects
    • Heritage Hills Wildlife Management Area, Madison County – Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF)
    • Leo Grau Wildlife Management Area, Buena Vista County – INHF
    • Heritage Hills Wildlife Management Area, Clarke County – INHF
    • Pilot Knob Wildlife Management Area, Winnebago County – INHF
    • Blackburn State Park & Blackburn WMA, Fremont County – William Blackburn
    • North Bear Creek, Winneshiek County – Ronald S. Lane
  • Small Construction Projects
  • Construction Projects
    • Viking Lake State Park, Water Treatment System – Montgomery County
    • Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area, PCC Parking Lot Paving – Johnson County
    • West Lakes Complex, Dewatering – Scott County
  • Iowa Code 462A.32(1) and (2) – Request for Permission (Research Buoys on Iowa Great Lakes)
  • General Discussion
  • NRC Discussion of Administrative Law Judge Cases
  • Commissioner Briefing Topics:
    • DNR Organization Chart
    • Roles: DNR, Natural Resource Commission
    • Communication/External Contact Form
  • Next Meeting, July 11, Boone Research Station, Boone County


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