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37-502 - Damages in civil action for trespass on state lands; seizure of products; report of trespasses
37-502. Damages in civil action for trespass on state lands; seizure of products; report of trespasses
A. Whoever commits any trespass upon state lands as defined by section 37-501 is also liable in a civil action brought in the name of the state in the county in which the trespass was committed, for three times the amount of the damage caused by the trespass, if the trespass was wilful, but for single damages only if casual or involuntary.
B. When unfenced state land is included within a fenced range, it is prima facie evidence of wilful trespass to permit the grazing of livestock thereon, unless the person has a lease or sublease approved by the department for the area being grazed.
C. The damage provided for in this section is the rate per acre as determined for the year for the appraised carrying capacity of the lands.
D. The state land department may also, without legal process, seize and take any product or property unlawfully severed from the land, whether it has been removed from the land or not, and may dispose of the product or property so seized in the manner prescribed by law for disposing of products of state lands.
E. The county officers of the several counties shall report to the department any trespass upon state lands which comes to their knowledge.