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Posted: 2/17/2024 10:08:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: DernHumpus]
We have 5 acres along a state highway, no waterways, ponds, etc.  But we have livestock, a shooting berm, and every time I stick a shovel in the ground I find old scrap metal.  I am concerned they would find something that would require correcting.  FWIW, our entire ditch area is well-mowed up through and across to our fenceline.

Obviously, answer is 'no', but what are they really looking for?  Pictures incoming of notice/request.
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Link Posted: 2/17/2024 10:19:55 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/17/2024 11:43:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: liljakec] [#2]
They are doing the cultural resources survey to look for Native American artifacts. If they find anything, it means that they can not move through with the project in that area. We have to do this for any new pipeline project.

Sounds like the state is going to widen the highway/ROW and it might encroach on your property.
Link Posted: 2/17/2024 12:03:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By liljakec:
They are doing the cultural resources survey to look for Native American artifacts. If they find anything, it means that they can not move through with the project in that area. We have to do this for any new pipeline project.

Sounds like the state is going to widen the highway/ROW and it might encroach on your property.
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They already widened it with all of the rock they pushed off the shoulder into my yard this year
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 10:59:22 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By liljakec:
They are doing the cultural resources survey to look for Native American artifacts. If they find anything, it means that they can not move through with the project in that area. We have to do this for any new pipeline project.

Sounds like the state is going to widen the highway/ROW and it might encroach on your property.
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This would be my guess.

The DNR is the organization you don't want snooping around your property. If they find something in the ground they don't like they can very well make you clean it up and it won't be cheap when following their rules.
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 1:13:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By gunner76:

This would be my guess.

The DNR is the organization you don't want snooping around your property. If they find something in the ground they don't like they can very well make you clean it up and it won't be cheap when following their rules.
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Right.  I don't have problem with them looking in the area directly affected by the road/shoulder, but I'm not signing a permission slip for them to snoop around my entire property.
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 8:03:56 PM EDT
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sounds like they want to see if you are part of the good candidacy to get eminent domained
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 9:34:41 PM EDT
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What good can come from this? None I'd tell them no thanks.
Link Posted: 2/24/2024 12:30:18 AM EDT
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They just want a blanket easement to do anything from looking at plants to operate a boring rig from now until the end of time.

What's the big deal?
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