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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: IDL is now moving forward with the public comment and review period of 5 alternatives to the current grazing rate formula. The public comment period runs July 1, 2017, through September 1, 2017.

For a brief background, overview of the proposed grazing rate formulas, instructions on how to submit comments, and other pertinent information, please refer to the Grazing Rate Review document.

Supporting Documents:
- 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

Use online form here
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Send e-mail to
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Provide comments in person at one of the public meetings


Regional meetings are scheduled to provide the public the opportunity to review, ask questions and provide comments on the alternative grazing rate structure and formula.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public meetings set to review grazing lease rate formula for endowment lands (pdf)

Tuesday, July 25 - LEWISTON
6:00-8:00 PM
Idaho Department of Fish and Game Office
3316 16th St., Lewiston ID

Wednesday, July 26 - IDAHO FALLS
6:00-8:00 PM
IDL Eastern Supervisory Area Office
3563 Ririe Highway, Idaho Falls ID

Thursday, July 27 - NAMPA
6:00-8:00 PM
Nampa Civic Center Front Lobby
311 3rd St., Nampa ID

Historical Activities and Documents

Past Meetings:

Additional Documents:

Grazing Program Business Plan


Diane French, Division Administrator
208-334-0274 Phone

Mike Murphy, Bureau Chief
208-334-0290 Phone

Jason Laney, Program Manager
208-334-0278 Phone