Growth Management Mitigation Items Administered by WisDNR
The Growth Management Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as part of the Supplemental Final EIS identified the establishment of the Growth Management Advisory Team as part of the Continued Stakeholders Involvement.
In order to address the potential negative impacts to area resources, including water resources, and specifically the Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, from accelerated growth in St. Croix County influenced by the Project, a primary purpose of the MOU is to provide support to assist local governments in managing growth through local plans, ordinances and other related tools. The goal of this MOU is to promote natural, cultural and historic resource protection in the St. Croix River watershed, thus helping to preserve water quality and scenic values. In recognition of its expertise in environmental protection and stewardship, the WisDNR has been identified as the agency best suited to lead the activities covered under the MOU.
A Growth Management Advisory Team (TEAM) shall be created for the purpose of providing advice to the WisDNR in its review of proposals by St. Croix County, the Town of St. Joseph, UW-River Falls, and the STH 64 Corridor Communities to implement actions described in the Growth Management MOU. WisDNR shall invite representatives from the National Park Service, WisDOT, St. Croix Basin Water Resources Planning Team (chair or designee), St. Croix County, the Town of St. Joseph, UW-River Falls, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Officer and other interested groups to participate as members of the TEAM. WisDNR will convene the TEAM to determine final procedures and criteria for implementing TEAM responsibilities. The TEAM will meet as needed to review proposals, hear progress reports, and help resolve such disputes or other issues as may arise concerning the implementation of the MOU.
Materials from July 24, 2012 Growth Management Advisory Team
- Agenda for 7/24/2012 (142k PDF)