Happenings

Held On October 3, 2017

Wind Energy Development – Background Memorandum

The Legislative Management has been directed to study the impact of wind energy development on the environment. The Legislature prepared a short memorandum that describes some of the landowner rights and nature of wind development in ND. It can be found HERE.

Held On January 2017

Energy Development and Transmission Committee Hearings

NWLA Executive Director, Amy, spent two days touring the city of Minot with the Energy Development and Transmission Committee. This committee heard testimony from City of Minot officials and various Minot professionals in favor of Minot remaining a HUB city. Minot is considered the Gateway to the Bakken, as many major oil companies have headquarters… Read more »

Held On October 12, 2018

Department of Mineral Resources 2018 Rule Changes

On October 12, Troy Coons gave testimony at the DMR 2018 rule changes hearing. On behalf of the NWLA membership Coons gave testimony in favor of certain rules; as well as encouraged changes to other rules. The full testimony is available here. Read the article by the Williston Herald about the passed rule changes here.

Held On December 2, 2017

Annual Meeting – December 2, 2017

NWLA will host their Annual Meeting on Saturday, December 2nd, as an opportunity for its members and the general public to learn more about landowner issues. The Annual Meeting will be held at the Mountrail County South Complex in Stanley from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will feature MSU President, Dr. Steve Shirley,… Read more »

Held On December 6, 2017

Land Use Plan Workshop

As a way to further our mission, NWLA will be hosting a Land Use Plan Workshop in cooperation with the Budd-Falen Law Offices on December 6, 2017 at the Grand Hotel in Minot, ND. Karen Budd-Falen will lead the workshop that is specifically meant for county government officials. With her work at Budd-Falen Law Offices,… Read more »

Held On June 22, 2017

Find Out If the Spill on Your Land Was Reported

If you have experienced a spill of any kind on your land, it is very simple to verify the spill has been reported with the North Dakota Department of Health. Follow this link to the North Dakota Department of Health, Environmental Health page and select from General Environmental Incidents of Oilfield Environmental Incidents. If you… Read more »

Held On May 18, 2017

NWLA Testifies at the Ward County Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

Troy Coons, NWLA Chairman, gave testimony in opposition of the Ward County right of ways policy currently being reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Click HERE for the link to the resolution the NWLA Board of Directors presented to the Ward County Planning and Zoning Commission. To read more details on the policy and… Read more »

Held On April 27, 2017

NDSU Extension Service Brine Spill Café Talk in Stanley

The third and final NDSU Brine Spill Café Talk was held in Stanley, ND this morning. This meeting was the largest of all 3 meetings, with 35 people in attendance. There was representation from several landowners, large oil companies, PhD students, NDSU employees, and many NWLA board members. The conversation was educational in regards to… Read more »

Held On April 20, 2017

Farm Credit Services Awards Northwest Landowners Association $50,000

Pictured left to right: Bryan Ankenbauer, Farm Credit Services and NWLA board member; Amy Shelton, NWLA Executive Director; Galen Peterson, NWLA Secretary; Troy Coons, NWLA Chairman; Dave King, NWLA Vice Chairman; Rollin Tonneson, Farm Credit Services board member; Claude Sem, Farm Credit Services CEO. Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce that… Read more »

Held On April 27, 2017

NDSU Extension Service Brine Spill Café Talk in Killdeer

Today NWLA Executive Director, Amy Shelton, made the beautiful drive to Killdeer for the second talk on produced salt water spills in North Dakota. 15 people attended this meeting from all different industries; including several large oil companies, Dunn County Forest Services, a representative from Senator Heitkamp’s office, Dunn County Commissioner, and Dunn County Emergency… Read more »