On May 24th, members of the NWLA Board of Directors provided Doug Burgum and his campaign team with a tour of legacy well sites and spill sites around the Kenmare and Westhope areas.

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Northwest Landowners Association has continued to be involved in and monitor the rulemaking that is happening with the Department of Mineral Resources.  The North Dakota Industrial Commission and Department of Mineral Resources, Oil & Gas Division, held a series of four public hearings in Dickinson, Williston, Bismarck, and Minot to gather public input regarding the proposed changes to the administrative code. Below you will find Northwest Landowners Association’s written response to the proposed changes as well as Troy Coons’ (Chairman of NWLA) testimony from the April 14th public hearing in Minot and the compiled written responses from the public.  For more information on all of the proposed rule changes and audio from the public hearings, please head to the Department of Mineral Resources website at: https://www.dmr.nd.gov/oilgas/



In order to better serve its members, the Board of Directors of the Northwest Landowners Association is seeking your input! Please click HERE to complete the questionnaire!


The Northwest Landowners Association works to obtain fair and equitable compensation for landowners in North Dakota and to ensure the sustainability of our precious land for generations to come, a point of view elegantly stated by a former North Dakota governor in the following prose…

When the Landscape is Quiet Again

We do not want to halt progress; we do not plan to be selfish and say “North Dakota will not share its energy resource.” No, we simply want to insure the most efficient and environmentally sound method of utilizing our precious coal and water resources for the benefit of the broadest number of people possible.

And when we are through with that and the landscape is quiet again, when the draglines, the blasting rigs, the power shovels and the huge gondolas cease to rip and roar, and when the last bulldozer has pushed the last spoil pile into place, and the last patch of barren earth has been seeded to grass or grain, let those who follow and repopulate the land be able to say “Our grandparents did their job well. The land is as good and, in some cases, better than before.”

Only if they can say this will we be worthy of the rich heritage of our land and its resources.

Governor Arthur A. Link — October 11, 1973