on land owned by the State of North Dakota and its political subdivisions,
are protected and managed under Chapters 54-17.3 and 43-04 of the North
Dakota Century and Administrative Codes, respectively. A permit is required
to investigate, excavate, collect, or otherwise record paleontological
resources on these lands. The rules also provide a mechanism for monitoring
paleontological activities on State lands, thereby providing information
for State resources management plans.