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DEER POPULATION GOAL SETTING: PROCESS AND TEAM MEMBERS Leslie McInenly, Section of Wildlife, MN Department of Natural Resources MN DNR Roundtable January.

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1 DEER POPULATION GOAL SETTING: PROCESS AND TEAM MEMBERS Leslie McInenly, Section of Wildlife, MN Department of Natural Resources MN DNR Roundtable January 2015

2 Today Quick Review of Process Quick Review of Process Advisory Teams Advisory Teams  Solicitation and selection  Composition Questions Questions

3 Why a Public Process? To help us better understand the diversity of perspectives To help us better understand the diversity of perspectives Work with citizens to conserve/ manage state’s natural resources Work with citizens to conserve/ manage state’s natural resources Outcome: Ecologically and socially acceptable population goals that reflect the DNR mission Outcome: Ecologically and socially acceptable population goals that reflect the DNR mission  Implement management to work toward goals beginning in Fall 2015

4 Who? Anyone with an interest in deer management - hunters- residents Anyone with an interest in deer management - hunters- residents - resource users- etc. Collect data from statistically valid surveys Collect data from statistically valid surveys - hunters- landowners Collect input from meetings, questionnaires, comment Collect input from meetings, questionnaires, comment Representative advisory teams review data, information & input Representative advisory teams review data, information & input

5 What is the process? Background Information Public Input (Meetings and questionnaire) Advisory Team Meetings (March 2015) Public Comment (April 2015) DNR Finalizes Recommendations (June 2015)

6 Where? 2015 Blocks  Superior Uplands Arrowhead  NC Plains Moraines  Pine Moraines  East Central Uplands  Sand Plain – Big Woods

7 DNR Stakeholder Surveys: June 2014 – January 2015 Collect information about public desires/opinions Collect information about public desires/opinions Recipients selected randomly to provide a statistically representative sample Recipients selected randomly to provide a statistically representative sample Differ from public input opportunities which may include some bias. Differ from public input opportunities which may include some bias. In , surveyed landowners (>2 acres) and hunters in all 5 goal blocks. In , surveyed landowners (>2 acres) and hunters in all 5 goal blocks.

8 Example Survey Results Goal Block 3: Pine Moraines Perception of deer population around property (or area hunted) and surrounding areas nToo highAbout rightToo low Hunters 6856%40%54% Hunting Landowners 56411%47%41% Non-hunting Landowners 30318%63%20%

9 Advisory Team Solicitation and Selection Application period (10/6 – 11/17) Application period (10/6 – 11/17) 264 applicants 264 applicants Selection of ~15 applicants/team Selection of ~15 applicants/team Identification of additional appointees beyond the initial selection as needed Identification of additional appointees beyond the initial selection as needed

10 Advisory Team Roles Represent various interests Represent various interests Members of the team are expected to: Members of the team are expected to: - attend at least one public meeting to listen - be open and honest with each other - bring representative perspectives from their background or interest group Work toward consensus-based recommendations Work toward consensus-based recommendations Provide population goal recommendations for DNR consideration Provide population goal recommendations for DNR consideration

11 2015 Advisory Teams Superior Uplands Arrowhead (15) - 40% Unaffiliated- >87% Hunters Superior Uplands Arrowhead (15) - 40% Unaffiliated- >87% Hunters Authorized Representatives: 1854 Treaty Authority, Fond du Lac Band, Izaak Walton League, Sugarloaf - North Shore Stewardship Assoc., MDHA, MFRC, Lake Cty Land Dept./MACLC, TNC, USFS NC Plains Moraines (16) NC Plains Moraines (16) - 63% Unaffiliated- 88% Hunters - 63% Unaffiliated- 88% Hunters Authorized Representatives: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, MDHA, Minnesota Naturalists Association, TNC, USFS, White Earth Natural Resources

12 2015 Advisory Teams Pine Moraines (15) Pine Moraines (15) - 60% Unaffiliated- 93% Hunters - 60% Unaffiliated- 93% Hunters Authorized Representatives: Cass County Land Dept./MACLC, MDHA, QDMA, TNC East Central Uplands (17) East Central Uplands (17) - 53% Unaffiliated- >76% Hunters - 53% Unaffiliated- >76% Hunters Authorized Representatives: Crow Wing Land Services/MACLC, GLIFWC, MBI, MDHA, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, QDMA, TNC

13 2015 Advisory Teams Sand Plains – Big Woods (15) Sand Plains – Big Woods (15) - 80% Unaffiliated- 80% Hunters - 80% Unaffiliated- 80% Hunters Authorized Representatives: MDHA, TNC, Three Rivers Park District

14 Now Public Meetings Public MeetingsSoon Background Info Background Info Team Info Team Info Online Questionnaire Online QuestionnaireApril Team Recs Team Recs Public Comment Public Comment Process Updates

15 Questions

16 Goal Block 1: Superior Uplands Arrowhead Jerry Berding Jerry Berding Chuck Dryke Chuck Dryke Chris Dunham (TNC) Chris Dunham (TNC) Nathan Eide (MACLC) Nathan Eide (MACLC) Andy Edwards (1854) Andy Edwards (1854) Josh Goutermont Josh Goutermont Bill Lannon Bill Lannon Rose Maslowski Rose Maslowski Scott Mead (IWL) Scott Mead (IWL) Craig Merriman Craig Merriman Shawn Perich (MFRC) Shawn Perich (MFRC) Dan Ryan (USFS) Dan Ryan (USFS) Mick Schrage (FDL) Mick Schrage (FDL) Molly Thompson (NSSA) Molly Thompson (NSSA) Brad Trevena (MDHA) Brad Trevena (MDHA) Appointees to-date; final teams may have additional members pending confirmation

17 Goal Block 2: NC Plains Moraines Scott Abel Scott Abel Doug Applegren (MDHA) Doug Applegren (MDHA) Kelly Barrett (USFS) Kelly Barrett (USFS) Mark Cook Mark Cook Tim Evens Tim Evens Eric Henderson Eric Henderson Todd Holman (TNC) Todd Holman (TNC) Jason Kilanowski Jason Kilanowski Jessica Kish Jessica Kish Dickson Lewis Dickson Lewis Doug McArthur (WENR) Doug McArthur (WENR) Steve Mortensen (LLBO) Steve Mortensen (LLBO) Dennis Neitzke Dennis Neitzke Katie Pata (MNA) Katie Pata (MNA) Ray Vlasek Ray Vlasek Ross Williams Ross Williams Appointees to-date; final teams may have additional members pending confirmation

18 Goal Block 3: Pine Moraines Travis Bartnick (MACLC) Travis Bartnick (MACLC) Bill Faber (CLC) Bill Faber (CLC) Heath Fosteson Heath Fosteson Phil Goeden (QDMA) Phil Goeden (QDMA) Matt Graeve (TNC) Matt Graeve (TNC) Chris Guelcher Chris Guelcher Dallas Hudson Dallas Hudson Darwin Huwe Darwin Huwe Russel Johnsrud Russel Johnsrud Peter Lodermeier (MDHA) Peter Lodermeier (MDHA) John Maile (Camp Ripley) John Maile (Camp Ripley) David Schiller David Schiller Tanner Schmitz Tanner Schmitz Randy Thompson Randy Thompson Cindie Van Tassel Cindie Van Tassel Appointees to-date; final teams may have additional members pending confirmation

19 Goal Block 4: East Central Uplands Kelly Applegate (MLBO) Kelly Applegate (MLBO) John Barsody John Barsody Jacob Frie (MACLC) Jacob Frie (MACLC) Jim Gerwing Jim Gerwing Brooks Johnson (MBI) Brooks Johnson (MBI) Chris Johnson Chris Johnson Tad Johnson Tad Johnson Marcus Marsh Marcus Marsh Darren Mayers (SWCD) Darren Mayers (SWCD) Nick McCann (GLIFWC) Nick McCann (GLIFWC) Mackenzie Perry (QDMA) Mackenzie Perry (QDMA) Angie Schilling Angie Schilling Gary Thompson (MDHA) Gary Thompson (MDHA) Nathan VanRisseghem Nathan VanRisseghem Kathy Von Bank Kathy Von Bank Mark White (TNC) Mark White (TNC) Scott Zwick Scott Zwick Appointees to-date; final teams may have additional members pending confirmation

20 Goal Block 5: Sand Plain – Big Woods John Carlson John Carlson Meredith Cornett (TNC) Meredith Cornett (TNC) Matthew Doth Matthew Doth Greg Graves Greg Graves Dean Kleinhans Dean Kleinhans Scott Maricle Scott Maricle Dave Medvecky Dave Medvecky Erik Mottl Erik Mottl John Moriarty (TRPD) John Moriarty (TRPD) Dan Pakulski Dan Pakulski Steve Ranallo (MDHA) Steve Ranallo (MDHA) Barry Rhineberger Barry Rhineberger Travis Schultz Travis Schultz Diane Smith Diane Smith Rick Wagner Rick Wagner Appointees to-date; final teams may have additional members pending confirmation


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