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Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference on July 9

  • 7/6/2020 9:00:00 AM
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Des Moines, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold its monthly meeting via teleconference at 9 a.m., on July 9.

The teleconference will originate from the lodge at Walnut Woods State Park, 3155 Walnut Woods, Drive, in West Des Moines. To call in to the teleconference, dial 1-866-685-1580 a few minutes prior to the meeting. When prompted, enter conference code 5152817122 followed by the # key.

Commissioners will participate in a presentation and tour of Walnut Woods State Park beginning around 12:30 p.m. The teleconference 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 director of the DNR is Kayla Lyon.

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 July 9 meeting.

  • Approval of Agenda          
  • Consent Agenda (*within agenda indicates proposed consent agenda item)
    • *6. Contract Amendment-3 with Forum Communications Company
    • *9.1. Easement Conveyance – Huron Flats WMA – Des Moines County
    • *9.2. Boundary Agreement, JAR Farms, LTD – Harrison County
  • Approve Minutes of June 11 meeting
  • Director’s Remarks
  • Division Administrator’s Remarks
  • Request for Permission for Mississippi River Buoy Placement-LeClaire
  • Contract Amendment-3 with Forum Communications Company
  • Contract with the Tama County Conservation Board (Otter Creek Lake)
  • Public Land Acquisition Projects
    • Red Rock Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Warren County – Krichau
    • Reasnor WMA, Jasper County – Pheasants Forever
    • North River WMA, Warren County – The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
  • Public Land Management Projects
    • *Easement Conveyance – Huron Flats WMA – Des Moines County
    • *Boundary Agreement, JAR Farms, LTD – Harrison County
  • Construction – Small Projects
  • Construction – Large Projects
    • Boat Slips, Lake Macbride State Park - Johnson County
    • Flood Repairs, Dolliver State Park - Webster County
    • New Restroom Building, Pikes Point State Park - Dickinson County
    • Shoreline Restoration, George Wyth State Park – Black Hawk County
    • Fishing Pier, Lake Anita State Park – Cass County
    • Roadway Maintenance, Pammel State Park – Madison County
    • New Campground, Manawa State Park – Pottawattamie County
  • Master Contracts with Professional Services (Aerial)
  • Chapter 22, “Part 2, Habitat and Public Access Program,” – Notice of Intended Action
  • Request for Permission (Ref: Iowa Code 484C.5; Hunting Preserve Minimum Acres Waiver)
  • General Discussion
  • Next Meeting, Aug. 13

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