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Lands Available for Lease and Auction

Lease Map Click on interactive map of lands, with leasing activity


Lease Types

Commercial Leasing, and Commercial Ground Leasing options
   – Communications Sites
   – Industrial Facilities
   – Military Facilities
   – Office/Retail
   – Recreation—Commercial
   – Recreation—Non-Commercial

Grazing, Farming and Conservation Leasing options

Residential and Cottage Site Leasing options

Minerals and Geothermal Leasing options

Oil and Gas Leasing options

Energy Resources Leasing options


Related Information

New or Pending Lease Applications

IDL advertises new proposed uses of endowment lands. In other words, when we receive an application that proposes to use endowment trust land in a way that is considered new for that location, we inform the market in order to give other individuals the opportunity to apply for and outbid the other applicant.

Expiring Leases

IDL advertises leases that are expiring within the next two years so that anyone can apply for the lease. One year prior to a lease expiration, an application may be submitted for a new lease.

Conflict Lease Auctions

All expiring leases for endowment trust lands are subject to the public auction requirement if multiple lease applications are received for the same site. If more than one person applies to lease the same land, then the lease is auctioned to the applicants at a conflict auction. Conflict lease auctions are only available to the conflicting applicants. Read more: How does the conflict lease auction process work? (pdf)


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