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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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
Available for Lease
Expiring Grazing Leases
This is our new leasing locator tool. Please contact us if you have questions.
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
Available Farming and Cropland Leases
Expiring Farming and Cropland Leases
IDL administers a portfolio of 23 conservation leases for recreation, big game, and wildlife habitat in conjunction with Wildlife Management Areas.