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Natural Resource Commission to meet June 8 in Des Moines

  • 6/1/2023 4:29:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., June 8, in the Wallace State Office Building, second floor, north conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.

The public may participate remotely either by video conference at or phone by dialing 442-242-3609 a few minutes before the meeting begins. When prompted, enter the pin ‪883 789 392 followed by the # key.

Members of the NRC are Marcus Branstad, Tom Prickett, Laura Foell, Uriah Hansen, Tammi Kircher and KR Buck. The director of the DNR is Kayla Lyon.

Any person participating in 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 8 meeting.

  • Approval of Agenda
  • Consent Agenda
    • *Public Land Management Projects
  • Approve Minutes of May 11 Meeting
  • Director’s Remarks
  • Division Administrator’s Remarks
  • Donations
  • REAP Private Public Cost-share Grants (Fiscal Year 2023)
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund City and County Grant Recommendations (Fiscal Year 2023)
  • 2023-24 Deer Management Zone Hunts
  • Public Land Acquisition Projects
    • Kirke Woods Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Madison County – Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
    • Brown’s Lake WMA, Woodbury County – MidAmerican Energy Company
    • Heritage Valley Forest Legacy Area, Winneshiek County – Mowry
    • Waterman Prairie Complex, O’Brien County – The Natural Conservancy
  • Public Land Management Projects
    • Chapter 18 Lease Renewal – Muscatine County – Muscatine Power and Water
    • Chapter 17 Lease Renewal – Allamakee County – Interstate Power and Light Company
    • Management Agreement – Wildcat Cave – Hardin County Conservation Board – Hardin County
  • Construction-Small Projects: Crow Creek WMA, Emergency Access Road and Boat Ramp; Big Marsh WMA, Osborn Shallow Water Excavation
  • Construction-Large Projects
    • Sweet Marsh WMA Boat Channel Dredging – Bremer County
    • Bellevue State Park Dyas Unit Wastewater Treatment System – Jackson County
    • Saylorville WMA Boat Ramp Renovation – Boone County
    • Big Creek State Park Fishing Pier Replacement – Polk County
  • Contract with JEO Consulting Group, Inc.
  • General Discussion

Next meeting, July 13, in Des Moines

For a complete agenda and tour schedule, go to