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Purpose of Rule

The Rules for Selling Forest Products on State-Owned Endowment Lands (IDAPA 20.02.14) apply to purchasers of state endowment timber sales and forest products. 

This administrative rule establishes a consistent process for selling forest products from state endowment lands by setting minimum requirements for timber sale auctions, initial deposits and bonding, stumpage and interest payment, and timber sale cancellation and termination.

Following Executive Order 2020-01: Zero-Based Regulation, this rule chapter is scheduled for review in 2022. The public is invited to participate in the process by attending meetings and submitting written comments during negotiated and proposed rulemaking.

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Current Status

Negotiated rulemaking has concluded. The public will be invited to submit comments when the proposed rule is published in the Idaho Administrative Bulletin. 

The proposed rulemaking public comment period is tentatively scheduled for September 7–28, 2022.

Negotiated Rulemaking

March 2 to May 11, 2022

Negotiated rulemaking is a process in which all interested parties and the agency seek consensus on the content of a rule. The public is encouraged to participate by attending the public meetings and providing written comments during the comment period.

Notice of Intent to Promulgate Rules – Negotiated Rulemaking was published in the March 2, 2022 Idaho Administrative Bulletin – pages 22-23.

Land Board memo 1/18/2022 – Approval to initiate negotiated rulemaking
Zero-Based Regulation Analysis Form (questions 1, 2, and 5)

Proposed Rulemaking

A proposed rule is a formal, written proposal by an agency to amend or repeal an existing rule or adopt a new rule. A notice and the text of the proposed rule will be published in the Idaho Administrative Bulletin. The public is invited to submit written comments to the agency during this stage of rulemaking. A public hearing may be held for the public to submit oral comments, and the agency gives written and oral comments the same consideration.

The proposed rulemaking public comment period is tentatively scheduled for September 7–28, 2022.

Submit Written Comments

Proposed rulemaking public comment period: September 7 to September 28, 2022.

Negotiated rulemaking public comment period: March 2 to May 11, 2022.

How to send your comments:

Through our website: Submit a comment

By mail to: 
Idaho Department of Lands
Attn: David Greenwood – Rulemaking
3284 West Industrial Loop
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

By fax to: (208) 769-1524

By email to:
If you have a email address, we might have difficulty receiving your email and encourage you to send your comments by postal mail or by using our online comment form

Pending Rule

After considering all comments on the proposed rule, the agency may adopt a pending rule. Pending rules are not enforceable; they are pending review by the Idaho Legislature before becoming final and effective. 

After proposed rulemaking, this rule will be presented to the Land Board for adoption of a pending rule.


Jeremy Shawver
Timber Sales Program Manager
(208) 666-8672

David Greenwood
Timber Management Bureau Chief
(208) 666-8610

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