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Generating Revenue from Endowment Land

The Land Board and IDL have statutory authority to lease  approximately 2.5 million acres of endowment land for commercial use.

Revenue generated from commercial leasing provides vital funding to the endowment beneficiaries, including Idaho’s public schools. Idaho’s constitution requires IDL to maximize the revenue generated from these lands for the beneficiaries.

Any individual, company or governmental agency that wishes lease endowment land for commercial purposes must obtain a lease from IDL.

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Program Contacts

Commercial Leasing Program Manager
Boise Staff Office
Kemp Smith
ksmith@idl.idaho.gov
(208) 334-0202

Eastern Supervisory Area
Jerome, ID
Meribeth Lomkin
mlomkin@idl.idaho.gov
208-324-2561

Eastern Supervisory Area
Idaho Falls, ID
Heath Hancock
hhancock@idl.idaho.gov
208-525-7167

Payette Lakes Supervisory Area
McCall, ID
Jasen King
jking@idl.idaho.gov
208-634-7125

Pend Oreille Supervisory Area
Sandpoint, ID
Erik Sjoquist
esjoquist@idl.idaho.gov
208-263-5104

Ponderosa Supervisory Area
Deary, ID
Chris Tretter
ctretter@idl.idaho.gov
208-877-1121

Priest Lake Supervisory Area
Coolin, ID
Ryan Zandhuisen
rzandhuisen@idl.idaho.gov
208-443-2516

Southwest Supervisory Area
Boise, ID
Derek Kraft
dkraft@idl.idaho.gov
208-334-3488

Southwest Supervisory Area
Boise, ID
Ruth Luke
rluke@idl.idaho.gov
208-334-3488

St. Joe Supervisory Area
St. Maries, ID
Tony Brede
tbrede@idl.idaho.gov
208-245-4551

Commercial Ground Leasing Opportunities

Now Accepting RFPs!

IDL is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to aid in selecting a commercial ground lease tenant, or tenants, for the property known as the Ohio Gulch Project, a collective 28.3 acres of endowment land centrally located in Blaine County, Idaho.

Three prime parcels near the Boise airport that total 6.7 acres are available for lease. The land is zoned C-2D. Proposals for development are being accepted.

Six parcels with exceptional access near Micron Semiconductor in Boise that total 31.4 acres are available for lease. The land is zoned C2 and M3. Proposals for development are being accepted.

A strategically located 2.84 acre parcel near I-84 and Micron Semiconductor in Boise is  available for lease. The land is zoned M-1D. Proposals for development are being accepted.

Communication Site Leasing

Includes cellular towers, private mobile radio services, and billboard advertising

Upcoming Communication Site Auctions

This list includes specific parcels nominated and scheduled for auction.

No Leases Scheduled for Auction

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2023 Expiring Communication Site Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Mica Supervisory Area
  • County: Kootenai
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Communications Site
  • Legal Description: .04 acres of Pts SWNE, 0.207 Acres, More or Less and .17 acres of Pt SWNE, T49N-R05W-S04
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Mike Ahmer
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: St. Joe Supervisory Area
  • County: Benewah
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Communications Site
  • Legal Description: .5 +/- acres of Pts. of SESE, T46N-R03W-S16
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Tony Brede
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Ponderosa Supervisory Area
  • County: Clearwater
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Communications Site
  • Legal Description: .54 acres of Pts E2SESE, T38N-R01W-S36
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Chris Tretter
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Elmore
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Communications Site
  • Legal Description: 1 acre of Pt NWSE, T02S-R07E-S36
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Ruth Lake

2024 Expiring Communication Site Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2024 – April 30, 2024

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Boise
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Communications Site
  • Legal Description: .23 acres of Pts NWSWNE, T10N-R03E-S11
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Ruth Lake
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Boise
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Communications Site
  • Legal Description: 4.27 acres of Pt SENW, Pt SWNE, T10N-R03E-S14
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Ruth Lake
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Supervisory Area
  • County: Boise
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Communications Site
  • Legal Description: .23 acres of Pts NESENW (100′ x 100′), T10N-R03E-S14
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Ruth Lake

Industrial Facility Leasing

Includes air strips, cloud seeding facilities, solid waste transfer stations, gravel storage yards, fire protection districts, community water systems, and GPS systems

Upcoming Industrial Facility Auctions

This list includes specific parcels nominated and scheduled for auction.

M600109

  • Registration Deadline: January 9, 2023 at 5:00 pm MT
  • Auction: TBD
  • IDL Area: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Ada
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: .5 acres of Pts NWNWSE, Pts NESW, T02N-R02E-S36
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Derek Kraft

2023 Expiring Industrial Facility Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Mica Supervisory Area
  • County: Kootenai
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 2.71 acres of Pts SWNW, T53N-R05W-S36
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Mike Ahmer
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Supervisory Area
  • County: Cassia
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 17.89 acres of PART SE1/4 NW1/4, T10S-R25E-S11
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Meribeth Lomkin

2024 Expiring Industrial Facility Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2024 – April 30, 2024

M200005

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Pend Oreille Supervisory Area
  • County: Bonner
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 1 acre of Pts SWSE, T54N-R04W-S02
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Erik Sjoquist

2025 Expiring Industrial Facility Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2024 – April 30, 2024

M220005

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Mica
  • County: Kootenai
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: .01 acres of PTS OF NWNWNE
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Andrew Smyth

M600052

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Southwest
  • County: Ada
  • Term: 5 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 3 acres of Pts SWNW
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Derek Kraft

M700053

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Jerome
  • County: Camas
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: .5 Acres of Pt NENW
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Randal Brunmeier

M800045

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Idaho Falls
  • County: Custer
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 1 acres of Pts of NWSE
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Heath Hancock

M800050

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Idaho Falls
  • County: Madison 
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 40 acres of SWSW
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Heath Hancock

M800051

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Idaho Falls
  • County: Bonneville
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 40 acres of NWSW
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Heath Hancock

M800052

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Idaho Falls
  • County: Bonneville
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 40 acres of NWSE
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Heath Hancock

M800053

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Idaho Falls
  • County: Bear Lake
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 40 acres of NENE
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Heath Hancock

M800054

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Idaho Falls
  • County: Fremont
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 40 acres of NWSE
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Heath Hancock

M800055

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Idaho Falls
  • County: Fremont
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 40 acres of NWSE
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Heath Hancock

M800056

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Idaho Falls
  • County: Bonneville 
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 40 acres of SWSW
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Heath Hancock

M800057

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Idaho Falls
  • County: Caribou 
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 40 acres of NWSE
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Heath Hancock

M800058

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Idaho Falls
  • County: Bear Lake 
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 40 acres of SESW
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Heath Hancock

M800059

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Idaho Falls
  • County: Clark
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Industrial
  • Legal Description: 40 acres of NESE
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Heath Hancock

Military Facility Leasing

Includes operations readiness training complexes, mobile radar and radio equipment installations, and small arms training ranges

Upcoming Military Facility Auctions

This list includes specific parcels nominated and scheduled for auction.

No Leases Scheduled for Auction

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Office & Retail Leasing

Includes big box retail stores, strip mall developments, self storage facilities and parking lots

Upcoming Office & Retail Lease Auctions

This list includes specific parcels nominated and scheduled for auction.

No Leases Scheduled for Auction

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Commercial Recreation Leasing

Outfitter & Guide, Trails, Sledding Hill, RV Park, Horse Trail Riding, Air Strip, Ski Resort, Ice Cave, and State Park

Upcoming Commercial Recreation Lease Auctions

This list includes specific parcels nominated and scheduled for auction.

No Leases Scheduled for Auction

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2023 Expiring Commercial Recreation Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Priest Lake Supervisory Area
  • County: Bonner
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Commercial Recreation
  • Legal Description: 3.75 acres of Pts. Gov Lot 6, Priest Lake, T60N-R04W-S22
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Ryan Zandhuisen
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: St. Joe Supervisory Area
  • County: Shoshone
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Commercial Recreation
  • Legal Description: 10.57 acres of Pts Gov Lot 1, T46N-R01E-S36
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Tony Brede
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Ponderosa Supervisory Area
  • County: Latah
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Commercial Recreation
  • Legal Description: See Fact Sheet for details
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Chris Tretter
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Supervisory Area
  • County: Camas, Gooding, Lincoln
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Commercial Recreation
  • Legal Description: 4,800 acres of T04S-R15E-S16; T04S-R16E-S16, T04S-R13E-S16, T02S-R16E-S36, T02S-R15E-S36, T02S-R14E-S36 and T02S-R13E-S36; and 320 acres of NE, W2SE, E2SW, T04S-R14E-S36f
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Meribeth Lomkin

2024 Expiring Commercial Recreation Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2024 – April 30, 2024

M400001

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Clearwater Supervisory Area
  • County: Clearwater
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Commercial Recreation
  • Legal Description: See Fact Sheet for details
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Ian Bridges

M420002

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Maggie Creek Supervisory Area
  • County: Idaho
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Commercial Recreation
  • Legal Description: See Fact Sheet for details
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Ian Bridges

M420004

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Maggie Creek Supervisory Area
  • County: Idaho
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Commercial Recreation
  • Legal Description: See Fact Sheet for details
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Ian Bridges

Non-Commercial Recreation Leasing

Warming Hut, Campground, Day Use Fishing, Shooting Range and Wildlife Winter Range, Gun Club, Snowmobile Hut, Sportsmen Access Area

Upcoming Non-Commercial Recreation Lease Auctions

This list includes specific parcels nominated and scheduled for auction.

No Leases Scheduled for Auction

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2023 Expiring Non-Commercial Recreation Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Supervisory Area
  • County: Blaine
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Non-Commercial Recreation
  • Legal Description: 23 acres of Pts NWSW, Pts SWSW, T03N-R18E-S16
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Meribeth Lomkin

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