Re: seismic testing on our land
I would first find out who owns the mineral rights. then I would Find out if they have a Surface or Subsurface Lease.
If it Sub Only- you can tell them to Pound sand or get an Agreement with them. if its not a Sub-Surface Only, then you might want to sit down with them and tell them what you are asking for in respect to your Property. Meaning- don't cut any trees bigger then a Certain Size down No Mechanical Clearing Ect Ect. I had them approach me last winter, I do not have a Lease with anyone so I still own my Rights, they agreed not to Drive up my driveway, No machines on my property. they Signed and Agreed. Well then about 3 weeks later here is a White truck making Ruts in my driveway. I grabbed My agreement Headed to their office, took some pics of the Ruts, Asked for $500.00 to order a Load of 2a stone. He agreed and I had a Check the next week. Most of these companies are Pretty Decent, if you go to them with a handshake and a Nice attitude they will work with you. If you go in with Guns Blazing and your chest Puffed out, well then they might just not care so much if you cant keep them Off. PS: 2 years prior they did a seismic all around my property. I sat there the day I heard the Skid steer with the Brush Flayler on it heading toward My property Line. the Operator saw me, Stopped and Said what are you doing, I said protecting my property, he said OH, my GPS says I go straight, I said Your GPS will be Up Your %^& if you go another 20' I had just had Property surveyed and I knew exactly where my lines were. He politely went on a new angle and around My corner.. Got to watch em!!
Life is good when your Phone says No Signal!!