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Minot Air Force Base , North Dakota

Souris Basin Planning Council worked together with Minot Air Force Base to ensure civilian growth is compatible with base operations.

The Souris Basin Planning Council (SBPC) served as the study sponsor for the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for the region surrounding the Minot Air Force Base (AFB).  SBPC established a JLUS Implementation Committee to oversee carrying out the JLUS recommendations that are currently in progress.  The Counties of Bottineau, McHenry, Mountrail, Renville, and Ward; City of Minot; Fort Berthold Indian Reservation; state and federal organizations; community organizations; and property owners are participating in the effort to carry out the JLUS recommendations.

The JLUS represents a community-driven planning process among Minot AFB and the surrounding communities to: promote compatible civilian development in support of military readiness and defense capabilities; protect public health, safety, general welfare, and quality of life; promote the economic viability of the communities; and foster continued communication among Minot AFB and the surrounding communities to address compatibility issues.

Minot AFB is located within Ward County, approximately eight miles north of the City of Minot.  The study area includes seven counties, with a focus on locations adjacent to the 150 Launch Facilities (LFs) and 15 Missile Alert Facilities (MAFs).

The following deliverables resulted from the study effort:

  • Joint Land Use Study final report identifying compatibility issues and recommended actions to address or mitigate the compatibility issues at Minot AFB;
  • Public Participation Plan that included a project website and variety of communication tools to facilitate early and continuing outreach to project stakeholders;
  • Implementation plan that identified appropriate responsible parties and timelines to implement the recommendations, and;
  • Executive Summary.

The following deliverables are anticipated as a result of carrying out key JLUS recommendations:

  • Comprehensive Plan Guide and Template
  • Comprehensive Plan Training and Course Documents
  • Public Outreach Documents
  • Real Estate Disclosure for North Dakota Recorders Information Network.

Point of Contact:

Lyndsay Ulrickson

Executive Director

Souris Basin Planning Council

(701) 839-6641

Program: Compatible Use

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