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Locate a lease and help fund Idaho

The Land Board and IDL have statutory authority to lease approximately 2.5 million acres of endowment land for grazing, farming and conservation.

Revenue generated from these leasing activities 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 grazing, farming or conservation must obtain a lease from IDL.

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Program Contacts

Natural Resource Leasing Program Manager
Boise Staff Office
Addie Faust
afaust@idl.idaho.gov
(208) 334-0275

Leasing Section Manager
Boise Staff Office
Jason Laney
jlaney@idl.idaho.gov
(208) 334-0278

Grazing Leasing

IDL manages 1,106 grazing leases that cover 1,789,103 acres of endowment land located primarily across the southern two-thirds of Idaho. These leases contributed 260,348 animal unit months (AUM) of forage to livestock operations in FY2022.

Upcoming Grazing Lease Auctions

This list includes specific parcels nominated and scheduled for auction.

No Leases Scheduled for Auction

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2023 Expiring Grazing Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Pend Oreille Lake Supervisory Area
  • County: Bonner
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Grazing (22 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 240 acres of 58 N 01W, Section 36, N2N2, SWNE, SENW
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Erik Sjoquist

2024 Expiring Grazing Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2024 – April 30, 2024

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Ponderosa Supervisory Area
  • County: Latah
  • Term: 5 Years
  • Use: Grazing (1,375 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 8,498.29 acres – see fact sheet
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Chris Tretter
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Ponderosa Supervisory Area
  • County: Latah
  • Term: 5 Years
  • Use: Grazing (110 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 640 acres of 41N 05 W, Section 24
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Chris Tretter
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Payette Lakes Supervisory Area
  • County: Washington
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Grazing (16 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 134.3 acres of 13N 04W, Pts. NENW, NWNW, Pts. SWNW, Pts. SENW, Pts. NWSW, Pts. SWSW
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Diane Green
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Payette Lakes Supervisory Area
  • County: Adams
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Grazing (160 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 160 acres of 18N 01E, Pts. S2SENW, E2SW, Pts. NENW, N2SENW 
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Diane Green
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Elmore
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Grazing (870 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 7,997.67 acres – see fact sheet
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Dean Johnson
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Owyhee
  • Term: 10Years
  • Use: Grazing (48 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 640 acres of 05S 04W, Section 36
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Dean Johnson
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Boise
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Grazing (30 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 240 acres of 09N 02E, Section 15
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Dean Johnson

2025 Expiring Grazing Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: St. Joe Supervisory Area
  • County: Benewah County
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Grazing (60 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 440 acres
    NE, Pts. E2NW, E2SW, Pts. NWSW, SWSW, N2SE, SESE
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Colin Longworth
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Maggie Creek Supervisory Area
  • County: Idaho County
  • Term: 20 Years
  • Use: Grazing (75 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 480 acres
    W2NE, NW, N2SW, SESW, W2SE, SESE
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Ian Bridges/Nick Carter
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Payette Lakes Supervisory Area
  • County: Idaho County
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Grazing (24 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 640 acres
    22N, 04E, 16 – ALL
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Scott Corkill
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Payette Lakes Supervisory Area
  • County: Adams County
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Grazing (38 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 200 acres W2NE, E2NW, SWNW
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Scott Corkill
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Payette Lakes Supervisory Area
  • County: Idaho County
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Grazing (40 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 640 acres- ALL
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Scott Corkill
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Ada County
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Grazing (374 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 240 acres- W2NE, NW
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Derek Kraft
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Owyhee County
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Grazing (24 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 115 acres- SENW, Pts E2SW
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Derek Kraft
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Jerome Supervisory Area
  • County: Blaine County
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Grazing (40 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 360 acres- E2E2, SW, SWSE
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Randal Brunmeier
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Jerome Supervisory Area
  • County: Jerome County
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Grazing (116 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 297.20 acres, N2N2, SWNW, Pt Gov Lots 10-13, Pt SENW
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Randal Brunmeier
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Jerome Supervisory Area
  • County: Jerome County
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Grazing (29 AUMs)
  • Legal Description: 231.05 acres, Gov Lots 1, 2, 4, 5, N2NE
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Randal Brunmeier

Farming and Cropland Leasing

IDL administers a portfolio of 61 agricultural leases that total 50,751 acres. Crops grown on endowment lands include alfalfa hay, barley, beans, corn, potatoes, safflower, wheat and organic crops. Portions of agricultural endowment lands are managed within the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

Upcoming Farming and Cropland Lease Auctions

This list includes specific parcels nominated and scheduled for auction.

No Leases Scheduled for Auction

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2023 Expiring Farming and Cropland Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Supervisory Area
  • County: Bingham
  • Term: 20 Years
  • Use: Dry Cropland
  • Legal Description: 152 acres of 01N 34E, Section 23
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Heath Hancock

2025 Expiring Farming and Cropland Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Ada
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Use: Crop
  • Legal Description: 80 03N, 02E, 31, E2SW
  • Documents: Fact Sheet and Lease Template
  • Contact: Derek Kraft

Conservation Leasing

IDL administers a portfolio of 23 conservation leases for recreation, big game, and wildlife habitat in conjunction with Wildlife Management Areas.

Upcoming Conservation Lease Auctions

This list includes specific parcels nominated and scheduled for auction.

No Leases Scheduled for Auction

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Grazing Rate Memos

2023 Grazing Rate Memo

2022 Grazing Rate Memo

2021 Grazing Rate Memo

2020 Grazing Rate Memo

Important Information

Interactive Grazing Allotment Map

IDL has developed an interactive map tool showing the locations of known grazing allotments and land ownership in the State of Idaho. Read the instructions on using the application.

Grazing Program Business Plan

Affidavit of Loss

Draft Lease Example

What is an AUM?

Make a Payment

Update Your Address

Expiring Leases and Unleased Lands
Flow Chart

This flow chart explains how unleased lands and expiring leases are advertised, applications are reviewed, leases are drafted, and auctions are held.

Live Auction Process
Flow Chart

This flow chart explains the live auction process for grazing, farming, conservation, non-commercial recreation, and communication site Leases.

Life on the Range

Life on the Range is an educational project produced by the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission showcasing real stories about the ever-changing landscape of ranching, multiple-use management, entrepreneurial spirit, family and stewardship on Idaho’s rangelands.
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