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Locate a lease and help fund Idaho

The Land Board and IDL have statutory authority to administer minerals leasing on approximately three million acres of land, as well as the beds of navigable waters which were granted to the state in trust at statehood in 1890. IDL also issues and administers leases for lands held by other state agencies, including Fish and Game, Parks and Recreation, and Transportation.

Revenue generated from mineral leasing 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 to mine resources on endowment land must obtain a lease from IDL.

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Program Contacts

Minerals Leasing Program Manager
Boise Staff Office
Mike Murphy
mmurphy@idl.idaho.gov
(208) 334-0290

Eastern Supervisory Area
Jerome, ID
Meribeth Lomkin
208-324-2561

Eastern Supervisory Area
Idaho Falls, ID
Gary Billman
208-525-7167

Priest Lake Supervisory Area
Coolin, ID
Dan Brown
208-443-2516

Maggie Creek Supervisory Area
Kamiah, ID
Ian Bridges
208-935-2141

Mica Supervisory Area
Cataldo, ID
Jeanne Bradley
208-769-1577

Payette Lakes Supervisory Area
McCall, ID
Diane Green
208-634-7125

Pend Oreille Supervisory Area
Sandpoint, ID
Chad Ramsay
208-263-5104

Ponderosa Supervisory Area
Deary, ID
Chris Tretter
208-877-1121

St. Joe Supervisory Area
St. Maries, ID
Tony Brede
208-245-4551

Southwest Supervisory Area
Boise, ID
Derek Kraft
208-334-3488

Minerals Leasing

Scheduled Auctions

No auctions scheduled at this time

2023 Expiring Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: St. Joe Supervisory Area
  • County: Benewah
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 20 acres of T44N-R1W-S20
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: David Gregory
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Maggie Creek Supervisory Area
  • County: Idaho
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 640 acres of T29N-R08E-S16
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Ian Bridges
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Payette Lakes Supervisory Area
  • County: Idaho
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 39 acres of T24N-R01E-S28
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Diane Green
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Elmore
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 235 acres of T03S-R06E-S16
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Derek Kraft
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Supervisory Area
  • County: Bear Lake
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 360 acres of T08S-R44E-S16
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Gary Billman

2024 Expiring Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2024 – April 30, 2024

  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Pend Oreille Supervisory Area
  • County: Bonner
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 45 acres of T54N, R04W, Section 16
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Chad Ramsey
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: St. Joe Supervisory Area
  • County: Clearwater
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 120 acres of T41N, R05 E, Section 6
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: David Gregory
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Payette Lakes Supervisory Area
  • County: Washington
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 280 acres of T17N, R05W, Section 36 and 40 acres of T17N, R05W, Section 35
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Diane Green
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Supervisory Area
  • County: Twin Falls
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 120 acres of T06S, R12E, Section 36
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Meribeth Lomkin
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Supervisory Area
  • County: Blaine
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 320 acres T01N, R22E, Section 36
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Meribeth Lomkin
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Supervisory Area
  • County: Blaine
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 160 acres of T01N, R17E, Section 24
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Meribeth Lomkin
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Supervisory Area
  • County: Cassia
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 80 acres of T16S, R22E, Section 27 and 240 acres of T16S, R22E, Section 28
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Meribeth Lomkin
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Supervisory Area
  • County: Caribou
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 80 acres of T06S, R40E, Section 21 and 40 acres of T06S, R40E, Section 20
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Gary Billman
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Supervisory Area
  • County: Caribou
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 160 acres of T08S, R44E, Section 31
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Gary Billman
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Supervisory Area
  • County: Caribou
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 40 acres of T08S, R43E, Section 24 and 119.05 acres of T08S, R43E, Section 3
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Gary Billman
  • New Lease: TBD
  • IDL Area: Eastern Supervisory Area
  • County: Caribou
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 80 acres of T08S, R44E, Section 30 and 200 acres of T08S, R44E, Section 31
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Gary Billman

2025 Expiring Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2025 – April 30, 2025

  • New Lease: TBD
  • Area Office: St. Joe Supervisory Area
  • County: Benewah
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 3.56 acres of T43N-R01E-S05
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: David Gregory
  • New Lease: TBD
  • Area Office: Ponderosa Supervisory Area
  • County: Latah
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 80 acres of T41N-R01W-S35
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Chris Tretter
  • New Lease: TBD
  • Area Office: Ponderosa Supervisory Area
  • County: Latah
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 160 acres of T41N-R01W-S36
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Chris Tretter
  • New Lease: TBD
  • Area Office: Ponderosa Supervisory Area
  • County: Latah
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 520 acres of T41N-R01W-S35
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Chris Tretter
  • New Lease: TBD
  • Area Office: Ponderosa Supervisory Area
  • County: Latah
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 240 acres of T41N-R01E-S31
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Chris Tretter
  • New Lease: TBD
  • Area Office: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Ada
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 72.5 acres of T03N-R02E-S36
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Derek Kraft
  • New Lease: TBD
  • Area Office: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Elmore
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 79.3 acres of T05S-R06E-S27
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Derek Kraft
  • New Lease: TBD
  • Area Office: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Boise
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 175.6 acres of T06N-R05E-S01/S12/S13/S14
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Derek Kraft
  • New Lease: TBD
  • Area Office: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Boise
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 40 acres of T06N-R05E-S14
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Derek Kraft
  • New Lease: TBD
  • Area Office: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Boise
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 40 acres of T06N-R05E-S14
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Derek Kraft
  • New Lease: TBD
  • Area Office: Southwest Supervisory Area
  • County: Boise
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 40 acres of T06N-R05E-S36
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Derek Kraft
  • New Lease: TBD
  • Area Office: Eastern Supervisory Area
  • County: Bingham
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 80 acres of T04S-R40E-S10/S11
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Gary Billman

2025 Expiring Leases

Accepting applications January 1, 2025 – April 30, 2025

  • New Lease: TBD
  • Area Office: Eastern Supervisory Area
  • County: Caribou
  • Term: Up to 20 Years
  • Use: Minerals
  • Legal Description: 132 acres of Gov Lots 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Documents: Fact Sheet
  • Contact: Gary Billman

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