The ND Department of Trust Lands maintains a staff of trained and experienced professionals that can work on easements and permits both in the office and in the field.
A. Mike Humann, Director, Surface Management Division.
Mike Humann is the division contact for the right-of-way program both in the office and in the field with easements, permits and well site locations. Humann earned a Master’s degree at N.D.S.U. in botany with an emphasis in rangeland management and has been employed by the ND Department of Trust Lands since 1987. Humann is a Certified Professional in Rangeland Management. firstname.lastname@example.org
B. Cory Barth, Natural Resources Professional.
Cory Barth works as needed both in the office and in the field with easements, permits and well site locations, saltwater disposal facilities, oil site road permits and right-of-way reclamation. Barth earned a Master’s degree at N.D.S.U. in Range management and has been employed by the ND Department of Trust Lands since 2012. Cory is certified as a commercial agricultural pesticide applicator. email@example.com
C. Joseph Stegmiller, Natural Resource Professional
Joseph Stegmiller works as needed both in the office and in the field with linear pipeline, electrical easements, geophysical operations permits, construction aggregate leasing and right-of-way reclamation. Stegmiller earned a Master’s degree at N.D.S.U. in Entomology and has been employed by the ND Department of Trust Lands since 2016. Joseph is certified as a commercial agricultural pesticide applicator. firstname.lastname@example.org
D. Jerry Saude, Trust Land Specialist
Jerry Saude works as needed both in the office and in the field with access right-of ways, political subdivision road easements and right-of-way reversions. Saude earned a Bachelor’s degree at N.D.S.U. in Animal Science and has been employed by the ND Department of Trust Lands since 1991. Jerry is certified as a commercial agricultural pesticide applicator. email@example.com
E. Deb Jacobs, Right-of-way Technician.
Deb organizes the right-of-way application process and manages document preparation. All forms and documents are ultimately processed by Deb and she prepares the final easement, permit or surface damage documents. If you have questions about the status of your application, please contact Deb. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please allow a minimum of 3 to 4 weeks for an easement or permit to be completed. The application for an easement or permit should be initiated as early as possible to avoid unnecessary delays. Even if the exact route is not known, much of the general review work can still be completed by the ND Department of Trust Lands in advance.
Electronic communication through email is the preferred form of communication. Email can be followed with hard copies by mail if necessary but most communication is faster and more efficient with email. To submit an application, please use the on-line application form. The initial contact should be with Deb Jacobs at email@example.com.
Easements/permits obtained under these guidelines include, but are not limited to: roads, pipelines, electric, telephone.
The on-line application form is the preferred and fastest way to apply for a
right-of-way or surface damage agreement on school trust lands.
If you plan to send a letter of application, you can print out the on-line application form with the required information filled in and mail it to the ND Department of Trust Lands.
Following approval of the route by the ND Department of Trust Lands, the applicant should proceed to have a centerline survey completed for that portion which crosses state land. The following are necessary for an acceptable centerline survey:
Upon receipt of the above information the ND Department of Trust Lands will proceed with the following review. Reviews generally require 1-2 weeks to complete for routine projects.
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