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2016-2017 Grazing Program Review

IDL Grazing Business Plan | Grazing Lease Rate Formula

IDL routinely evaluates management strategies for all endowment trust land assets in order to ensure the Land Board is meeting a constitutional mandate to maximize long-term financial returns on the use of the land.

Thanks to input from industry and other stakeholders, the IDL Grazing Program Business Plan is complete. Now IDL is focused on moving forward with a review of the IDL Grazing Lease Rate Formula.

IDL invites and encourages strong stakeholder participation in the review process.

Grazing Lease Rate Review Formula


UPDATE (11/21/2017): The Land Board is accepting additional written comments on the grazing rate alternatives through Dec. 1. Comments can be submitted by e-mail to or sent through the IDL web site here. The special Land Board meeting will be held Dec. 5, 2017, at 9:00 AM in Senate Room WW55 in the Idaho Capitol, located at 700 W. Jefferson Street in Boise. View the media advisory here.

UPDATE (11/20/17): The Evaluation of Final Alternatives for Deriving Fair Market Grazing Value on Idaho State Endowment Trust Lands, by the University of Idaho Policy Analysis Group, is now available for download.

UPDATE: On October 25th the Grazing Rate Subcommittee and Advisory Group convened to review further analysis by the University of Idahoís Policy Analysis Group (PAG) and to clarify various aspects of the grazing rate formulas. No alternative formula was selected to take before the Land Board for a vote during this meeting. The next step will be an informational item presented to the Land Board on November 21 regarding an update of the Grazing Rate Review Process. There will not be a vote concerning the grazing rate at the November meeting. Following Novemberís Land Board meeting, a special Land Board meeting will be held on December 5, 2017 to potentially establish the grazing rate formula.

Supporting Documents:
- Summary of Public Comments
- Public Comments (118)
- Grazing Rate Review Analysis
- University of Idaho Policy Analysis Group (PAG) Presentation of Alternatives
- Grazing Rate Review Analysis Addendum (Addition of Montana Model, Alternative #5)
- Updated Analysis of Grazing Rates

Historical Activities and Documents

Past Meetings:

Additional Documents:

Grazing Program Business Plan


Jason Laney, Program Manager
208-334-0278 Phone

Mike Murphy, Bureau Chief
208-334-0290 Phone

Diane French, Division Administrator
208-334-0274 Phone