Notice of Public Hearings – MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

NOTICE OF HEARING ON VACATING A WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.135, subd. 2a, a hearing will be held by the Department of Natural Resources, on Tuesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the DNR Region 3 Office, located at 1200 Warner Road, St. Paul, Minnesota.

The purpose of the hearing is for public input regarding the sale of state land situated in the County of Washington, and described as:

THE EAST 380.60 FEET OF THE NORTH 786.72 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 29 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA.

Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.135, subd. 2a, requires that a public hearing be held before lands within a Wildlife Management Area can be disposed of. The parcel is currently designated as part of the Bayport Wildlife Management Area.

It is proposed that this parcel of land be transferred to the management of the Division of Ecological and Water Resources, and that it be made a part of the St. Croix Savanna Scientific and Natural Area, which is adjacent to the west of the wildlife management area. This parcel is no longer needed for its present use as a wildlife management area. If, after public hearing, the disposal of the land is in the public interest, the Commissioner of Natural Resources may vacate the parcel from Wildlife Management Area designation.

Questions regarding this proposal can be directed to Martha Vickery, Region 3 Operations Coordinator, Division of Lands and Minerals, at phone: 651/259-5792 or email: [email protected]

Dated: February 24, 2017

Kathy A. Lewis, Assistant Director

Division of Lands and Minerals

Published in the

Stillwater Gazette

March 3, 2017

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