Keystone Pipeline Project
Mountain-Prairie Region


Keystone Pipeline travels through North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska


The TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. (Keystone) Company has applied for a right-of-way (ROW) permit through various easement lands in six U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Wetland Management Districts in Nelson, Steele, Barnes, and Ransom Counties in North Dakota and Marshall, Beedle, Kingsbury, and Miner Counties in South Dakota.  Keystone plans to construct and operate a crude oil pipeline and related facilities to transport Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin crude oil from an oil supply hub near Hardisty, Alberta, Canada to an existing terminal and refinery at Wood River, Illinois, and an existing terminal at Patoka, Illinois. The Department of State (DOS) receives and considers applications for Presidential Permits for such oil pipelines pursuant to the authority delegated to it by the President of the United States under Executive Order (E.O.) 13337 as amended (69 Federal Register [FR] 25299). DOS determined that issuance of a Presidential Permit would constitute a major federal action that may have a significant impact upon the environment within the context of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] § 4321 et seq.).  To comply with NEPA, DOS prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS) The Service participated in, and is recognized as, a cooperating agency in the EIS.

Pursuant to 50 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §29.21-9(f) “..the Regional Director (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) shall give notice to federal, state, and local government agencies and the public, and afford them the opportunity to comment on right-of-way applications.” In accordance, we are hereby providing public notification of receipt of this application. Any comments may be directed to Rick Coleman, Assistant Regional Director, National Wildlife Refuge System, Region 6, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colorado  80225, or electronically to (email).

Record of Decision for a Right of Way Permit through North Dakota and South Dakota Easement Wetlands - March 24, 2008

Application for Keystone Pipeline Easements thru USFWS Wetlands

Special Use Permit

Larger view of State map of pipeline through North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska (1 MB PDF file)

U.S. Department of State Keystone Pipeline Web Site


The maps on this website were provided to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) by Trans Canada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. (Keystone) to depict the approximate location of their proposed pipeline and its relation to lands where the Service holds an easement for waterfowl management rights in North Dakota and South Dakota. The Service will continue to coordinate with Keystone to update the information as needed to reflect pipeline alignment changes and their association to easement wetlands.

Maps below show the pipeline crossing Wetland Management Districts. After opening a map, click inside the map to enlarge the view.

North Dakota

Devils Lake WMD:
Nelson County

Digital MapEasement Line Drawing

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Valley City WMD:
Steele County

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Tewaukon WMD:
Ransom County

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South Dakota

Waubay WMD
Marshall County

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Huron WMD
Beadle County

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Madison WMD
Kingsbury County

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Minor County

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McCook County

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Last updated: July 14, 2008