Board of University and School Lands


The management of school trust lands in North Dakota is entrusted to the ND Department of Trust Lands, under the direction of the Board of University of School Lands.

The Board was given this authority in 1889 by the North Dakota Constitution. The Board meets monthly, unless there is insufficient business to require a meeting or Board members schedules require a change in meeting dates.  The regular meeting day is the last Thursday of the month, however, Board members' schedules may sometimes require changes in meeting dates.

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Notice of Coal Lease Application

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 07:00 am - Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 05:00 pm

Categories: Land Board, Minerals

The State of North Dakota, acting by and through the Board of University and School Lands and its agent, the Commissioner of University and School Lands, hereby gives notice that it has received Coal Lease applications from BNI Coal for the following tracts:...

Full Notice of Coal Lease Application

August 25, 2022 Regular Land Board Meeting

Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

Categories: Land Board

The Board of University & School Lands will meet for the next regular meeting on Thursday, August 25th, 2022 at 9:00 AM in the Governor's Conference Room.  The meeting may also be attended via Microsoft Teams.

Agenda Materials to be provided upon availability.

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+1 701-328-0950,,975588041#   United States, Fargo

Phone Conference ID: 975 588 041#


Board Meetings

In accordance with NDCC 15-01-03, the Board of University and School Lands schedules meetings for the last Thursday of each month. In the event a quorum (three of the five members) is not available, or there is not sufficient business to warrant calling a meeting, regularly scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled. 

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