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LessardSamsOutdoorHeritageCouncil

MEMO:

AgendaItem#5b

DATE:

January7,2016

SUBJECT:

InformationDraftOHFBillLanguageFA09,ProtectingForestWildlifeHabitatinthe
WildRiceRiverWatershed(Subd.3(j)indraftbill)

PRESENTER:

MarkJohnson,Director,LSOHC

Background:
Regardingthedraftbilllanguage:
AttheDecember3,2015councilmeeting,councilorDavidHartwellmovedtoapprovethecouncils
allocationrecommendationswiththeinclusionofadditivelanguagetoprojectFA09,ProtectingForest
WildlifeHabitatintheWildRiceRiverWatershed.Themotionpassedwithavoteof9:3.
Forthecouncilsreference,theappropriationlanguageisonpage12,lines12.812.28oftheRevisors
draftbilllanguagethatisinyourpackets.Lines12.1712.28inparticularincludetheadditivelanguage.
Thecurrentadditivelanguage,aswellastheWhiteEarthNationrepresentativessuggestedlanguage
andtheverbatimmotionlanguagearealsoprintedonthereversesideofthismemo.
MembersshouldnoticethattheOriginalproposedadditionallanguagelistedinthebilldraftisnot
verbatimandassuchshouldbereviewedbythecounciltomakesureitconveysthecouncilsintent.
Discussion:
Toprovideclarityforstaffwithregardtothecouncilsintent,staffasksforcouncildiscussionofthe
followingthreeitems:
1. Reviewanddiscussionofthelanguagevariationslistedonthebackofthispage.
2. IntheDecembermeetingmotion,theWhiteEarthNationandDNRaredirectedtocollaborate
tocreateaspecialhuntingzonefortheproperty.Atleastonememberemphasizesthatitwould
beprimaryandpreemptorytoreleaseofgrantmonies.Assuch,anylandacquisitionwouldbe
requiredtooccursubsequenttocreationofahuntingzone.Isthistheintentofthecouncil?
3. With#1inmind,itwouldseemthatcontinuedownershipofthelandbytheWhiteEarthNation
wouldalsobeconditionaluponcontinuedsuccessfulimplementationofthemanagementplan
andthatfailuretodosowouldresultinreversionofownershipofthelandfromTrustland
beingheldfortheWhiteEarthNationtoownershipbytheStateofMinnesota.Isthistheintent
ofthecouncil?
Staffrequestscouncilguidancewithrespecttotheaboveasitmayrelatetodraftaccomplishmentplan
language.
SuggestedAction:Advisorydiscussiononly.
(Bill&motionlanguageprintedonreverseofthispage)

AppropriationLanguage:(j)ProtectingForestWildlifeHabitatintheWildRiceRiverWatershed
$2,188,000inthesecondyearistothecommissionerofnaturalresourcesforanagreementwiththe
WhiteEarthNationtoacquirelandsinfeeinClearwaterCountytobemanagedforwildlifehabitat
purposes.Alistofproposedlandacquisitionsmustbeprovidedaspartoftherequiredaccomplishment
plan.
Originalproposedadditionallanguage:TheWhiteEarthNation,incooperationwiththecommissioner
ofnaturalresources,shallcreateajointlyagreeduponmanagementplanforalllandsacquiredwiththis
appropriationtoincludeasinglemanagementunitwhereWhiteEarthNationtribalhunting,trapping,
fishing,andgatheringseasonsandbaglimitswillbeutilizedfortribalandnontribalmembersalike.The
managementplanmustbeprovidedaspartoftherequiredaccomplishmentplan.
WENproposedadditionallanguage:TheCommissionerofnaturalresourcesmayestablishaspecial
zoneonthepropertiesacquiredbyWhiteEarthNationunderthisgrantinwhichthehunting,fishing,
trapping,andgatheringseasonsandlimitsfornontribalmemberscoincidewiththosefortribal
members.
VerbatimmotionfromAudioPartII:(01:50:45&02:06:35)Themotionistomovethepackagewith
theamendmentthattheWhiteEarthBandandtheDNRcreateaspecialsinglehuntingzoneonthis
propertythatisbaseduponWhiteEarthBandstribalhunting,fishing,trapping,gatheringseasonsand
limits.
Verbatimlanguageifutilizedasadditionallanguage:TheWhiteEarthBandandthecommissioner
ofnaturalresourcesshallcreateaspecialsinglehuntingzoneonlandsacquiredwiththisappropriation
thatisbaseduponWhiteEarthBandstribalhunting,fishing,trapping,andgatheringseasonsand
limits.
Pointsofinterest:

AtypedtranscriptoftheDecember3,2015councilmeetingAudioPartIIwillbeprovidedto
councilmembersattheJanuary7,2016meeting.
DavidHartwell(01:53:50)Thetribewouldhavetherightstolimitthesepropertiesfortheir
ownmembersandthereforefornonmembers,shouldtheychoose.Werenotmandatingthat
theykeepthehuntingseasonopenforalongtime,butiftheydoitfortribalmemberstheyare
goingtodoitfornontribalmembers.Theycanchoose,Iwouldassume,totakeaspecificpiece
ofpropertyandlimithowmuchgatheringofwildricethereis.Wearenottakingthatright
away.Wearesimplysayingitisgoingtoequalforeveryoneifyouwanttodothis.
BarryTilley(02:01:00)WhatMemberHartwellproposes,asaconditiontothegrant,isthe
directgrantdoesnotoccurunlessthatspecialzonebeingcreatedbytheDNRfortheremainder
ofthestateisadopted.
RonSchara(02:10:00)SoasIunderstandit,WEBwouldsettheirseasonsandDNRwould
matchthoseortheycandiscussitamongstthemselvesandcomeupwithamatchingseason
thatwouldapplytoboththebandmembersandthenobandmembers.Isthateverybodys
understanding?(Audibleindicationsofagreementheardontapefromnonidentified
members).Ilikeit.
Hartwellmotiontoforwardthepackageasamendedpassesonarollcallvoteof9:3(02:14:40).