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North Dakota Field Office

North Dakota Field Office land status map--click for a larger image
The North Dakota Field Office manages over 4.1 million acres of Federal and Indian Trust mineral estate in the western one-third of the state and about 58,000 acres of public land, mostly in Dunn and Bowman Counties.

The North Dakota Field Office manages approximately 2,500 Federal oil and gas leases, and also has trust responsibility for over 3,000 oil and gas leases located on the Fort Berthold Reservation or on Turtle Mountain Tracts which are scattered across the northern portion of North Dakota. In fiscal year 2015, the BLM North Dakota Field Office administered leases that generated $186,040,000 Federal and $477,500,000 Indian; for a total of $663,354,000 in royalties. The North Dakota Field Office also processed 890 Applications for Permit to Drill last fiscal year.  Along with BLM’s drilling oversight and surface protection, the BLM provides inspection and enforcement for production accountability.
Recreation opportunities include the historic Schnell Recreation Area near Richardton, which includes three miles of hiking trails and six primitive campsites. 
The public lands have yielded important scientific fossil discoveries, including dinosaurs, catfish, sharks, and rhinoceros. The North Dakota Field Office also holds wild horse and burro adoptions.

In the Spotlight

For FY16, the Montana/Dakotas BLM will begin using ePlanning for tracking NEPA and Planning documents.  Please see the main ePlanning webpage for a listing of all NEPA and Planning projects in the Montana/Dakotas BLM beginning Oct. 1, 2015.

BLM seeks comments on Slawson Mountrail County project   *ePlanning link*

BLM seeks comments on proposed Paradigm McKenzie County project

BLM seeks comments on Sundry Notice Flaring Request document

BLM North Dakota Field Office releases decision record on BakkenLink Dry Creek to Beaver Lodge Pipeline Project 

Rocky Mountain Record of Decision (ROD)

North Dakota Greater Sage-Grouse Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment

Exploding targets illegal on BLM Public Lands

North Dakota Resource Management Plan website

Frequently Requested


Bakkenlink Dry Creek to Beaver Lodge Pipeline Project

Sundry Notice Flaring Requests EA
Sundry Notice Flaring Requests FONSI
Revised Sundry Notice Flaring Requests Decision Record

Schnell Recreation Area


Dakota Prairie Grasslands Record of Decision

Oil and Gas Program

Dakotas Resource Advisory Council


North Dakota Field Office |  99 23rd Avenue West, Suite A |  Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone: 701-227-7700 |  Fax: 701-227-7701 |  Office hours: 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F