Plain Talk: ND Stockmen’s Association Says Change in North Dakota’s Land Posting Laws Is Needed


Sprih Harsh is setting up these traps on both private and public lands. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Julie Ellingson from the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association is on the Plain Talk Podcast today. Her group is backing legislation which would change state law regarding the posting of land.

Currently land is presumed to be open unless it’s posted otherwise. The law would end that presumption, meaning land owners no longer have to post. Ellingson talks about why this change is needed, and explains the provisions of the bill including the creation of a database to let landowners list their properties as open for access.

I also discuss the rough week that was for American journalism, including the BuzzFeed and Covington High School stories.

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