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Generating Revenue from Endowment Land

The Land Board and IDL have statutory authority to administer oil and gas 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 leasing oil and gas resources on endowment land 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 desires to extract oil and gas owned by the state must obtain an oil and gas lease from IDL.

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Program Contact

Minerals Leasing Program Manager
Boise Staff Office
Mike Murphy
(208) 334-0290

Oil and Gas Lease Template

Upcoming Oil and Gas Lease Auctions

This list includes specific parcels nominated and scheduled for auction.

Oil and Gas Expiring Leases

Reserved Dates for Oil and Gas Auctions

This list includes dates reserved for auctioning parcels nominated for leasing.

Nomination Closing: July 14, 2023

Tentative Registration Deadline: October 19, 2023

Tentative Auction Date: October 26, 2023

Oil and Gas Royalty Audit

Lands and minerals owned by the state are leased to make money for endowment land beneficiaries. IDL requested auditing services to assess whether royalties paid for oil and gas produced from wells were in compliance with the governing statutes, rules and leases, and reflect accurate reporting made by the operator.

Important Information

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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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.

Administrative Rules
IDAPA 20.03.16

These rules govern oil and gas leasing on state-owned land and apply to the exploration and extraction of oil and gas resources.
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