About Us

About Our Township

Yellowstone Township is a township in McKenzie County, North Dakota, United States. It is located in the western part of the state, just north of the Missouri River. The township has a population of 535 people as of the 2020 census.

The township is named after Yellowstone National Park, which is located about 200 miles to the south. The economy of Yellowstone Township is primarily based on agriculture and oil production. There are also a few small businesses in the township.

Yellowstone Township is a rural community with a close-knit population. There are several churches and a community center in the township. The township also has a volunteer fire department and ambulance service.
Here are some of the things you can do in Yellowstone Township:
  • Visit the Yellowstone Township Community Center: The community center offers a variety of events and activities throughout the year, including dances, potlucks, and meetings.
  • Go fishing or boating on the Missouri River: The Missouri River is a popular spot for fishing and boating. There are several public boat ramps in the area.
  • Hike or bike on the Lewis and Clark Trail: The Lewis and Clark Trail is a historic trail that passes through Yellowstone Township. The trail is a great way to see the scenery and learn about the history of the area.
  • Visit the Fort Buford State Historic Site: Fort Buford was a military post that was established in 1866. The fort is now a state historic site that offers visitors a chance to learn about the history of the military in the area.

The Board of Directors believe the following statement embodies the philosophy of the North Dakota Township Officers Association.
We believe in the Democratic ideal of government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Towards this ideal, we feel that the best and the most responsive government is that government which is closest to the people, the township. The members of the North Dakota Township Officers Association will endeavor to act to establish, to implement, and to protect the rights of its citizens at this basic level.
In accordance with these beliefs, we will work for the following objectives:
  • To provide citizens at the local level an opportunity to assemble, discuss and influence decisions concerning their own government.
  • To provide an organizational structure for townships to act in common accord in regard to common concerns at the county level.
  • To provide an organizational structure for townships to be represented in the state legislature processes so that the needs and issues of townships may be supports and implemented.
  • To cooperate and act with the National Association of Towns and Townships and the National Center for Small Communities to secure for our rural communities just and proportionate treatment under Federal laws and programs.
  • To formulate policies and make recommendations.
  • To provide education, resources and leadership training to all associated township officers.
Please see more at North Dakota Township Officers Association.

As a resident or visitor the Board and community welcomes you, we hope you enjoy our Township and surrounding areas in North Dakota!
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