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Oil and Gas Resources

Oil and Gas Activity Lights up North Dakota Rangeland

ND Oil and Gas Law

Agriculture Law and Management

Frequently Asked Questions from Forums:  Mineral Leasing, Surface Minerals and Zoning

Extension Publications:
- Building a Sense of Community
- Conflict Management

Dynamic Community Impact Planning - A publication by NDSU Extension Center for Community Vitality and Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, www.kljeng.com, a North Dakota based engineering and planning firm. This is a beginning planning publication for communities to use as they assess their existing situation and plan for the future.

The North Dakota Planning Association handbook at http://www.ndplanning.org is another important resource for community leaders as they plan for their community's future.

Related Links:

Sustainability in Natural Resource-Dependent Regions/Boom-Bust Recovery Cycles

      Work by Audrey Putz, Alex Finken, and Gary A. Goreham Department of Sociology and Anthropology
      North Dakota State University, Fargo

Concerns of the North Dakota Bakken Oil Counties

     Work by Shelby Bohnenkamp, Alex Finken, Emily McCallum, Audrey Putz, and Gary A. Goreham
     Department of Sociology and Anthropology North Dakota State University, Fargo

Energy Impacts in North Dakota

     Work by Joanne Beckman, Coordinator, Energy Impact Symposia, John Hurlimann, Director, Office of Extended Learning
     Dickinson State University

Desperately seeking workers in the oil patch-Federal Reserve Report

     Work by Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, April 2012, Vol. 26, No. 2

Checklist for Negotiating an Oil and Gas Lease

     Work by John B. McFarland, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody - Austin, Texas

Natural Gas Extraction: Issues and Policy Options - On Fracking

     Work by Shannon L. Ferrell & Larry Sanders, Oklahoma State University

Benefiting from Unconventional Oil, research paper by Stanford University


North Dakota State Links:

ND Oil and Gas Division
ND Oil and Gas Research Program
ND Oil and Gas Producing Counties
ND Oil and Gas Law
ND Industrial Commission
ND Petroleum Council

ND Department of Mineral Resources
Great Plains Energy Corridor
Western North Dakota Energy Project
ND Water Commission
ND State Health Department
ND Land Department
ND Energy Impact Office

Other Resources

Vision West
ND Geological Survey Newsletter
Connect Newsletter- Joel Quanbeck, Ulteig   
EERC - Energy & Environmental Research Center

Bakken Decision Support System- Current Research Studies
Bakken Today
Dickinson Newspaper

McKenzie County News

Williston Herald Newspaper

Williston Wire
N.D. Oil Boom Highlights Price of Prosperity - CBS News
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Examples of Two companies that provide crew camps "man camp" housing

Target Logistics
/  Goliath Industries
Sample Crew Camp Ordinance

Fracking Video

Vern Whitten Photography of the Bakken --oil pictures

Energy Impact Office

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