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Grazing, Farming, and Conservation Leasing

top right photoThe IDL manages 1,138 grazing leases that cover 1,772,452 acres of endowment land located primarily across the southern two-thirds of Idaho.

These leases contributed an estimated 258,428 animal unit months (AUM) of forage to livestock operations in FY17. In addition, IDL administers a portfolio of farming and conservation leases that total approximately 57,762 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). Conservation leases are also administered on state endowment trust land for recreation, big game, and wildlife habitat in conjunction with Wildlife Management Areas.

Grazing Rate Formula Review

IDL is in the process of reviewing the grazing program.

Click here for the Grazing Rate Review web page

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. For instruction on using the application, please click here.

Click here for the Interactive Grazing Allotment Map

Life on the Range

Life on the Range is an educational project that showcases stories about the ever-changing landscape of ranching, multiple-use management, entrepreneurial spirit, family and stewardship on Idaho's rangelands. Visit Life on the Range for a fantastic series of videos showcasing the diversity of Idaho's rangeland.


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