Mineral Rights GIS Data (Department of Natural Resources)

Julia Rock filed this request with the Department of Natural Resources of Wisconsin .
Tracking #

19PRR7219

Multi Request Mineral Rights GIS Data
Status
Completed

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From: Julia Rock


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Wisconsin Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

- All GIS data pertaining to mineral rights on land within the state, including but not limited to private mineral rights, state mineral rights, federal mineral rights, and tribal mineral rights.
- All guides/ reports related to this data produced in the past two years.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Julia Rock

From: Department of Natural Resources

Hello,

Your public records request has been received.

Sincerely,

We are committed to service excellence.
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DNR Records Response
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Phone: (608) 266-2177
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From: Department of Natural Resources

Good afternoon,

I've been assigned to coordinate your public records request concerning Mineral Rights GIS Data.

I will contact you if and when any records responsive to your request are located. I will contact you before processing this request if there will be any fees to locate records, for which the DNR has authority to pre-bill for open records requests, per Wis. Stat. 19.35(3) (f). In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.

Sincerely,

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Hayley Stroik
Paralegal & Division Open Records Coordinator - External Services; Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Phone: (608) 264-9228
Hayley.Stroik@wisconsin.gov

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From: Department of Natural Resources

Good morning,

I am contacting you today regarding your request for Mineral Rights GIS Data.

Department staff are currently processing your request, but have asked for clarification regarding the type of records you are seeking. Your original request was submitted as follows:

"- All GIS data pertaining to mineral rights on land within the state, including but not limited to private mineral rights, state mineral rights, federal mineral rights, and tribal mineral rights.
- All guides/ reports related to this data produced in the past two years."

Regarding the first bullet point, staff have asked what type of GIS data you are searching for:

1. All mineral rights (metal and non-metal?)
2. Mineral rights purchased?
3. Mineral rights registered?
4. Electronic GIS map files?

Additionally, staff are also seeking clarification of the second bullet point as follows:

1. Is the request for non-metallic mineral registrations that are mapped as electronic GIS data files? (If so, the DNR does not have this information available.)
2. Is the request for mineral rights purchased by mining companies under contract with a landowner? (If so, the DNR does not have this information available.)
3. Is the request for the paper records of non-metallic mineral registrations for the last two years?

I look forward to hearing from you regarding clarification of your request, and if you have any questions, please let me know.

Sincerely,

We are committed to service excellence.
Visit our survey at http://dnr.wi.gov/customersurvey to evaluate how I did.

Hayley Stroik
Paralegal & Division Open Records Coordinator - External Services; Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Phone: (608) 264-9228
Hayley.Stroik@wisconsin.gov

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From: Department of Natural Resources

Good morning,

I am contacting you today regarding your request for Mineral Rights GIS Data.

I emailed you on August 2, 2019 to inform you that Department staff are currently processing your request, but have asked for clarification regarding the type of records you are seeking. Your original request was submitted as follows:

"- All GIS data pertaining to mineral rights on land within the state, including but not limited to private mineral rights, state mineral rights, federal mineral rights, and tribal mineral rights.
- All guides/ reports related to this data produced in the past two years."

Regarding the first bullet point, staff have asked what type of GIS data you are searching for:

1. All mineral rights (metal and non-metal?)
2. Mineral rights purchased?
3. Mineral rights registered?
4. Electronic GIS map files?

Additionally, staff are also seeking clarification of the second bullet point as follows:

1. Is the request for non-metallic mineral registrations that are mapped as electronic GIS data files? (If so, the DNR does not have this information available.)
2. Is the request for mineral rights purchased by mining companies under contract with a landowner? (If so, the DNR does not have this information available.)
3. Is the request for the paper records of non-metallic mineral registrations for the last two years?

I look forward to hearing from you regarding clarification of your request, and if you have any questions, please let me know.

Sincerely,

We are committed to service excellence.
Visit our survey at http://dnr.wi.gov/customersurvey to evaluate how I did.

Hayley Stroik
Paralegal & Division Open Records Coordinator - External Services; Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Phone: (608) 264-9228
Hayley.Stroik@wisconsin.gov

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From: Julia Rock

In response to your queries, my replies are capitalized.

Regarding the first bullet point, staff have asked what type of GIS data you are searching for:

1. All mineral rights (metal and non-metal?) YES
2. Mineral rights purchased? YES
3. Mineral rights registered? YES
4. Electronic GIS map files? YES

Additionally, staff are also seeking clarification of the second bullet point as follows:

1. Is the request for non-metallic mineral registrations that are mapped as electronic GIS data files? (If so, the DNR does not have this information available.) YES, THAT IS THE REQUEST. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE INFORMATION, WHERE MIGHT I GET IT?
2. Is the request for mineral rights purchased by mining companies under contract with a landowner? (If so, the DNR does not have this information available.) YES, THAT IS THE REQUEST. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE INFORMATION, WHERE MIGHT I GET IT?
3. Is the request for the paper records of non-metallic mineral registrations for the last two years? YES, OR DIGITAL RECORDS

From: Department of Natural Resources

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your email. Department staff are continuing to process your request. I cannot guarantee a completion date, but I will contact you as soon as I have further updates.

In the meantime, if you have any additional questions, please let me know.

Sincerely,

We are committed to service excellence.
Visit our survey at http://dnr.wi.gov/customersurvey to evaluate how I did.

Hayley Stroik
Paralegal & Division Open Records Coordinator - External Services; Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Phone: (608) 264-9228
Hayley.Stroik@wisconsin.gov

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From: Department of Natural Resources

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your email. Department staff are currently processing your request. I cannot guarantee a completion date for your request, but I will contact you as soon as I have further updates.

In the meantime, if you have any further questions, please let me know.

Sincerely,

We are committed to service excellence.
Visit our survey at http://dnr.wi.gov/customersurvey to evaluate how I did.

Hayley Stroik
Paralegal & Division Open Records Coordinator - External Services; Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Phone: (608) 264-9228
Hayley.Stroik@wisconsin.gov

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From: Department of Natural Resources

Good afternoon,

In response to your public records request, submitted on July 24, 2019, the Department searched for records pertaining to Mineral Rights GIS Data, and the following in particular:

"(1) All GIS data pertaining to mineral rights on land within the state, including but not limited to private mineral rights, state mineral rights, federal mineral rights, and tribal mineral rights;
(2) All guides/ reports related to this data produced in the past two years."

The Department has concluded its search, and has found responsive records. These records can be downloaded from the following link:

* 19PRR7219: Mineral Rights GIS Data<https://p.widencdn.net/gq0kpb/19PRR7219-Mineral-Rights-GIS-Data>

Additionally, the Department of Natural Resources does not possess GIS data on any of the mines, mineral reserves, or prospects. Department staff suggested that some counties have this GIS information.

At this time, your public records request will be considered closed. Thank you, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

We are committed to service excellence.
Visit our survey at http://dnr.wi.gov/customersurvey to evaluate how I did.

Hayley Stroik
Paralegal & Division Open Records Coordinator - External Services; Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Phone: (608) 264-9228
Hayley.Stroik@wisconsin.gov

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