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Obtain 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
(208) 334-0290

Eastern Supervisory Area
Jerome, ID
Meribeth Lomkin

Eastern Supervisory Area
Idaho Falls, ID
Gary Billman

Priest Lake Supervisory Area
Coolin, ID
Dan Brown

Maggie Creek Supervisory Area
Kamiah, ID
Ian Bridges

Mica Supervisory Area
Cataldo, ID
Jeanne Bradley

Payette Lakes Supervisory Area
McCall, ID
Ryan Waite

Pend Oreille Supervisory Area
Sandpoint, ID
Chad Ramsay

Ponderosa Supervisory Area
Deary, ID
Chris Tretter

St. Joe Supervisory Area
St. Maries, ID
Tony Brede

Southwest Supervisory Area
Boise,  ID
Mekayla Layne

Minerals Leasing

Upcoming Mineral Lease Auctions

If you wish to receive an email alert regarding newly posted mineral lease auctions state-wide, please click on the email link below and indicate which auction alert option interests you:

  1. only Salable Minerals Auctions (e.g., sand & gravel, basalt, limestone)
  2. only Metallic (e.g., gold, silver, copper) and Non-metallic Minerals Auctions (e.g., phosphate, gemstones)  
  3. All auctions (regardless of commodity)

  email link:

Expiring Mineral Leases

Lease Templates, Applications and other Important Information

Make a Payment

Update Your Address

Lease Application - Individual Person

Lease Application - Legal Entity

Salable Minerals Lease Template

Metallic Minerals Lease Template

Expiring Leases
Flow Chart

This flow chart explains how expiring leases are advertised, applications are reviewed, leases are drafted, and auctions are held.

Unleased Lands
Flow Chart

This flow chart explains how unleased state lands are advertised, applications are reviewed, leases are drafted, and auctions are held.

Interactive Leasing

Use this app to find endowment land that is available for leasing. We lease land to generate revenue for the endowment beneficiaries.
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