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Natural Resource Commission to meet March 14

Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will meet at 9:30 a.m., March 14, in the Wallace State Office Building, Conference Room 2 North, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.

The public may participate remotely either by video conference at https://meet.google.com/sco-mbns-qva 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, KR Buck, and Laura Kudej. 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 Webmaster@dnr.iowa.gov, and advise of specific needs.

The following is the agenda for the March 14 meeting.

  • Approval of Agenda                    
  • Consent Agenda (*within agenda indicates proposed consent agenda item)
    • Donations
    • Timber Sale Contract with Lansing Forest Products, LLC
    • Contract with Iowa State University-Acoustic Bat Monitoring
    • Public Land Management Projects (12.1-12.2)
    • Contract Amendment 1 with Absolute Cleaning Systems, LLC
    • Contract Amendment 2 with Keo Fish Farms, Inc.
    • Contract Amendment 2 with Reed Mariculture, Inc.
    • Contract with DeRocher Heating and Cooling-Lewis and Clark Geothermal
  • Approval of the Minutes from Feb. 14 Meeting
  • Director’s Remarks
  • Division Administrator’s Remarks
  • *Donations
  • *Timber Sale Contract with Lansing Forest Products, LLC
  • Contract with City Data, Inc.-Public Lakes Visitation and Travel Metrics
  • Contract with Iowa State University-Acoustic Bat Monitoring
  • Small Construction Projects-Big Marsh WMA Wetland Restoration and Roof Replacements at McIntosh Woods State Park
  • Large Construction Projects
    • Spirit Lake Hatchery, Road Maintenance-Dickinson County
    • Maquoketa Caves State Park, Sewer Improvements-Jackson County
    • Wapsipinicon State Park, FEMA Flood Repairs-Jones County
  • Land Acquisition Projects
    • Trout Run Access (Bowstring Bridge), Winneshiek County-Dahlen
    • Shimek State Forest and Lacey-Keosauqua State Park, Van Buren County-Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
    • Luton WMA, Woodbury County-Robert E. Walters, Inc.
    • Bell’s Branch WMA, Davis County-Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
    • Templar Park State Recreation Area, Dickinson County-North Templar Park Property Owners Inc.
  • *Public Land Management Projects
    • *Management Agreement, Mile-Long Island WMA-Woodbury Co.-CF Industries Nitrogen, LLC
    • *Management Agreement, Storm Lake Marina-Buena Vista CCB
  • *Contract Amendment 1 with Absolute Cleaning Systems, LLC
  • *Contract Amendment 2 with Keo Fish Farms, Inc.
  • *Contract Amendment 2 with Reed Mariculture, Inc.
  • *Contract with DeRocher Heating and Cooling-Lewis and Clark Geothermal
  • General Discussion

Next meeting, April 11, in Des Moines.

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