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The Land Board and IDL have statutory authority to administer the leasing of minerals 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. This mineral ownership does not include lands held by the Idaho Departments of Fish and Game, Parks and Recreation, Transportation or other state agencies. However, if other agencies allow their lands to be leased for minerals then IDL will issue and administer the leases.

The IDL leases minerals to generate revenue for the owning endowment fund, such as public schools, or for the general fund when public trust lands are involved. Leases are issued for metals and other mineral commodities, oil and gas and geothermal resources on both land and navigable waters.

Any individual, company or governmental agency that desires to mine minerals owned by the state must obtain a mineral lease from IDL.

Supervisory Area Contacts

ContactNumberAreaLocation
Chris Tretter208-877-1121 PonderosaDeary
Derek Kraft208-334-3488SouthwestBoise
Meribeth Lomkin208-324-2561Eastern
Jerome
Tony Brede208-245-4551St. JoeSt. Maries
Diane Green208-634-7125PayetteMcCall
Gary Billman208-525-7167EasternIdaho Falls
Connor MacMahon208-525-7167EasternIdaho Falls
Ian Bridges208-935-2141Maggie CreekKamiah
Jeremy Brandt 208-769-1577MicaCataldo
Dan Brown 208-443-2516Priest Lake Coolin
Chad Ramsey208-263-5104Pend Oreille Sandpoint

Leasing opportunities

Scheduled Auctions

Lease Number Registration DeadlineAuctionCountyTermUseLegal DescriptionContact
E200008 Documents May 19, 2022
5:00 pm (PDT)
May 26, 2022
11 am (PDT)
Bonner
10 years
Decorative Stone
80 acres of T57N-R04W-S34
CR Christians
E800094 DocumentsJune 16, 2022
5:00 pm (MDT)
June 23, 2022
11:00 am (MDT)
Lemhi
20 years
Metallic
565 acres of T19N-R25E-S16
Connor MacMahon

2023 Expiring Leases

New LeaseOld LeaseCountyTermUseLegal DescriptionContact
TBDE800021Caribou
Up to 20 yearsMinerals40 acres of T07S-R44E-S16
Gary Billman
TBDE09247Benewah
Up to 20 yearsMinerals20 acres of T44N-R1W-S20
David Gregory
TBDE420004Idaho
Up to 20 years
Minerals640 acres of T29N-R08E-S16

Ian Bridges
TBDE500012IdahoUp to 20 yearsMinerals39 acres of T24N-R01E-S28
Diane Green
TBDE600034Elmore
Up to 20 yearsMinerals235 acres of T03S-R06E-S16
Derek Kraft
TBDE600038BoiseUp to 20 yearsMinerals84 acres of T05N-R04E-S36
and 46 acres of T05N-R04E-S35
Derek Kraft
TBDE700022Cassia
Up to 20 yearsMinerals640 acres of T12S-R25E-S36
Meribeth Lomkin
TBDE700024Cassia
Up to 20 yearsMinerals640 acres of T13S-R22E-S36
Meribeth Lomkin
TBDE800005Bear Lake
Up to 20 yearsMinerals400 acres of T14S-R43E-S16
Gary Billman
TBDE800006Bear Lake
Up to 20 yearsMinerals280 acres of T14S-R43E-S22
Gary Billman
TBDE800024Caribou
Up to 20 yearsMinerals360 acres of T08S-R44E-S16
Gary Billman
TBDE800026Bear Lake
Up to 20 yearsMinerals200 acres of T14S-R43E-S15
Gary Billman

2024 Expiring Leases

New LeaseOld LeaseCountyTermUseLegal DescriptionContact
TBDE200004Bonner
Up to 20 years
Minerals45 acres of T54N, R04W,
Section 16
Chad Ramsey
TBDE300011Clearwater
Up to 20 years
Minerals120 acres of T41N, R05 E,
Section 6
David Gregory
TBDE500015Washington
Up to 20 years
Minerals280 acres of T17N, R05W,
Section 36 and 40 acres of T17N,
R05W, Section 35
Diane Green

TBDE700017Twin Falls
Up to 20 years
Minerals120 acres of T06S, R12E ,
Section 36
Meribeth Lomkin
TBDE700026Blaine
Up to 20 years
Minerals320 acres T01N, R22E,
Section 36
Meribeth Lomkin
TBDE700027Blaine
Up to 20 years
Minerals160 acres of T01N,
R17E, Section 24
Meribeth Lomkin
TBDE700030Cassia
Up to 20 years
Minerals80 acres of T16S, R22E,
Section 27 and 240 acres of T16S,
R22E, Section 28
Meribeth Lomkin
TBDE800027Caribou
Up to 20 years
Minerals80 acres of T06S, R40E,
Section 21 and 40 acres of T06S,
R40E, Section 20
Gary Billman
TBDE800028Caribou
Up to 20 years
Minerals160 acres of T08S,
R44E, Section 31
Gary Billman
TBDE800029Caribou
Up to 20 years
Minerals40 acres of T08S, R43E,
Section 24 and
119.05 acres of
T08S, R43E, Section 3
Gary Billman
TBDE800030Caribou
Up to 20 yearsMinerals80 acres of T08S, R44E,
Section 30 and 200 acres of T08S,
R44E, Section 31
Gary Billman

2025 Expiring Leases

New LeaseOld LeaseCountyTermUseLegal DescriptionContact
TBDE300015Benewah

Up to 20 years
Minerals3.56 acres of T43N-R01E-S05
David Gregory

TBDE410018Ponderosa

Up to 20 years
Minerals80 acres of T41N-R01W-S35
Chris Tretter

TBDE410019Ponderosa

Up to 20 years
Minerals160 acres of T41N-R01W-S36
Chris Tretter


TBDE410020Ponderosa

Up to 20 years
Minerals520 acres of T41N-R01W-S35
Chris Tretter
TBDE410021Ponderosa

Up to 20 years
Minerals240 acres of T41N-R01E-S31

Chris Tretter

TBDE600042Southwest
Up to 20 years
Minerals72.5 acres of T03N-R02E-S36
Derek Kraft

TBDE600046Southwest
Up to 20 years
Minerals79.3 acres of T05S-R06E-S27
Derek Kraft

TBDE600047Southwest

Up to 20 years
Minerals175.6 acres of T06N-R05E-S01/S12/S13/S14
Derek Kraft

TBDE600049Southwest
Up to 20 years
Minerals40 acres of T06N-R05E-S14

Derek Kraft
TBDE600056Southwest
Up to 20 yearsMinerals40 acres of T06N-R05E-S14
Derek Kraft
TBDE600064SouthwestUp to 20 yearsMinerals40 acres of T06N-R05E-S36

Derek Kraft
TBDE800037Eastern
Up to 20 yearsMinerals80 acres of T04S-R40E-S10/S11
Gary Billman
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