DNR to hold public auction June 7 to lease state trust lands for grazing in Ferry County
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DNR to hold public auction June 7 to lease state trust lands for grazing in Ferry County 
 


MEDIA ADVISORY
                                                                                                         
May 18, 2011

DNR to hold public auction June 7 to lease state trust lands for grazing in Ferry County

LOCATION – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public auction for a ten-year grazing lease of state trust lands in Ferry County. The public auction will be conducted on June 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., in the Ferry County Auditor’s office.

Who: State DNR, Northeast Region 
When: 10:00 a.m., June 7, 2011

What:

Oral public auction offering a ten (10) year grazing lease for 320 acres of state trust lands located in Ferry County, Washington. Bidders must be pre-qualified to participate in the auction. Information is below.
Where: Ferry County Auditor’s Office, 350 E. Delaware #2, Republic, Washington

Why: 

 

DNR leases state trust lands to earn revenue for specific trust beneficiaries. This 10-year lease will help fund kindergarten through
12th grade public schools statewide.

Auction:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About 320 acres will be leased on a parcel about 7 miles north of Republic and 3 miles west of the north end of Curlew Lake. There are state-owned improvements on this lease—perimeter fencing that surrounds the parcel. The successful bidder will be required to purchase these improvements, appraised at $306.00.

Bidders must submit a qualification packet outlined in Section 2 of the Notice of Intent to Lease to the auctioneer or the receptionist at the above location by 10:00 a.m. on the date of auction. Packets will be reviewed and qualified bidders announced at that time—only those eligible to bid.

Information and instructions are in the ‘Notice of Intent to Lease’: Application No. 10-086799. The notice, maps and other information are on DNR’s trust lands agriculture webpage, or may be requested from the Northeast Region Office, 225 South Silke Rd. Colville, WA  99114-9369; or phone 509-684-7474.

The oral auction will be conducted through competitive bidding. The lease will be awarded on the basis of the highest one-time cash bonus bid offered. The total amount including the bonus bid will be payable on the day of the auction with a check, certified check or money order, payable to the state Department of Natural Resources for the following:

First Period Rent                         $ 371.20
Ferry County Weed Assessment $   32.00
Improvements                              $ 306.00
Subtotal                                       $ 709.20     
Cash Bonus Bid                           $ Competitive bid    
Total Deposit                               $ Sum of above

Details of the auction process and lease are in the Notice of Intent to Lease.

Legal Description: E1/2, Section 26, Township 38 North, Range 32 East, W.M.

DNR –managed state trust lands
The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages 5 million acres of state-owned lands. Of these, 3 million acres are state trust lands that provide revenue for specific beneficiaries and benefits for the public. Revenue helps fund construction of public schools statewide, state universities and other educational institutions and prisons, and helps fund services in many counties as well as contributing to the state general fund.

Revenue-producing activities on state trust lands include harvest of timber and forest products, leasing of agricultural lands (orchards, vineyards, row crops, dryland crops, and grazing), mineral leases, and leasing of communication sites, wind farms and other commercial properties.

Media Contact:  Jane Chavey, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1721, jane.chavey@dnr.wa.gov  

 


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