STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY
ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE FINANCE
Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance and Representative David Dill, Chair of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy called the meeting to order at 9:03 a.m. Monday, May 5th, 2014 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance, and Environment and Natural Resources Policy members present:
Fischer, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Testifying before the Committee on the Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act:
Dave Weirens, Land and Water Section Manager - Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
Jess Richards, Lands and Minerals Division Director - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Tim Smith, Technical Services Chief - Army Corps of Engineers
(Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act: An Overview) and (Siting of Wetland Mitigation in Northeast Minnesota)
Josh Stromlund, Land and Water Planning Director - Lake of the Woods County (Williams Creek Wetland Mitigation Site)
Brian Napstad, Commissioner - Aitkin County
Jill Bathke, Natural Resources Scientist - Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Gary Botzek, Executive Director - Minnesota Conservation Federation
Lance Ness, President - Fish & Wildlife Legislative Alliance
Matt Norton, Campaign Director - Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Bob Tipping, Minnesota Geological Survey - Minnesota Ground Water Association
Paula Maccabee -Water Legacy
The meeting was adjourned at 11:19 a.m.
Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair
Nannette Moloney, Committee Legislative Assistant
Representative David Dill, Chair
Joan Harrison, Committee Legislative Assistant