Leasing State Trust Lands for Agriculture and Grazing
   

Revenue from the 1.1 million acres of state trust lands that DNR leases for agriculture and grazing helps fund public school construction across Washington state. We work with lessees to assure that the lands are productive and sustainably managed while public resources such as water, fish, and wildlife are protected.
 
Find upcoming leases using DNR's Lease Opportunity Viewer. Parcels where an agricultural or grazing lease with be available are indicated by diamonds on this interactive map.

How to Obtain an Agriculture Lease from DNR

Participate in a public auction: See Public Auctions below
 
Place a bonus bid on a current lease that is marked “Open for Lease Application.” Use the Interactive Lease Opportunity Viewer to find parcels that DNR intends to negotiate. If the existing lessee does not match the highest bid (or negotiations fail), the lease will be put up for public auction. By state law, the highest bonus bid establishes the minimum bid for public auction (WAC 332-22-100). Download a Bonus Bid Application.
 
Request a new lease: Locate a parcel of DNR-managed trust land that is currently unleased, and apply to DNR for lease consideration. If there is legal access to the parcel, the proposed activity can be permitted and leasing the parcel is in the best interest of the State Trust, DNR will consider a public lease auction. Contact Sherry Land at 360-902-1620 or Rebecca McAferty at
360-902-1726 for a new lease application.
 
DNR's Lease Opportunity Viewer
 
Click on image to use the viewer:
 
Lease Opportunity Viewer
 
Using the map:
 
Zoom-in to locations you are interested in leasing. Click on a diamond shape to see the type of availability and associated documents:
  • Leases offered for public auction will show as “Offered at Public Auction,” with the auction date.
  • Leases available for bonus bid application prior to re-negotiation with the existing lessee will show as “Open for Lease Application,” with the dates we can accept bonus bid applications.
  • Use the ‘More Info Link” to see information about leases to be "Offered at Public Auction" or "Open for Lease Application."
The Basic User Guide and Detailed User Guide will help you to use the Interactive Map Viewing Tool.
 
Download the Mobile App for your smartphone or tablet.

Public Auctions

 
Grazing Lease No. 10-090263 — July 29, 2019
Grazing Lease No. 10-090263 is a ten year-lease offered at sealed bid auction, which includes 713.11 acres, more or less, in Ferry County. Sealed bids must be received no later than 2:00 p.m. on July 29, 2019, at which time they will be opened at DNR's Northeast Region Office, 225 S. Silke Road, Colville, WA 99114. All relevant documents are posted below. For more information, contact Brian Derting or Suzanne Thome at 509-684-7474.
Grazing Lease No. 10-096816 — July 29, 2019
Grazing Lease No. 10-096816 is a ten year-lease offered at sealed bid public auction, which includes 265.45 acres, more or less, in Okanogan County. Sealed bids must be received no later than 2:30 p.m. on July 29, 2019, at which time they will be opened at DNR's Northeast Region Office, 225 S. Silke Road, Colville, WA 99114. All relevant documents are posted below. For more information, contact Brian Derting or Suzanne Thome at 509-684-7474.
Lease Auction Results
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-C68655 went to public auction on July 1, 2019. Successful bidder was Skocon Corporation.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-D59137 went to public auction on July 1, 2019. No bids were received.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-A82173 went to public auction on June 3, 2019. Successful bidder was Allied Potato Northwest, Inc.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-A84299 went to public auction on June 3, 2019. Successful bidder was Skagit Valley Farm, LLC.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-097794 went to public auction on May 30, 2019. Successful bidder was SunRay Farms LLC.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-097794 went to public auction on April 11, 2019. No qualified bids were received.
  • Solar Lease No. 60-098529 (Knight Road) went to public auction on April 1, 2019. No bids were received.
  • Solar Lease No. 60-098530 (Aloha) went to public auction on April 1, 2019. No bids were received.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-A74405 went to public auction on February 15, 2019. Successful bidder was Columbia Fruit Farms.
  • Dryland Agriculture Lease No. 12-C57251 went to public auction on February 19, 2019. No bids were received.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-093564 went to public auction on February 20, 2019. Successful bidder was Jeff Dawson.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-098107 went to public auction on February 20, 2019. Successful bidder was Jeffrey & Leisa Hill.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-090717 went to public auction on January 15, 2019. No bids were received.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-095239 went to public auction on January 15, 2019. Successful bidder was Haeberle Ranch.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-095240 went to public auction on January 15, 2019. Successful bidder was Woodward Cattle.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-A74405 went to public auction on November 15, 2018. No bids were received.
  • Dryland Agriculture and Grazing Lease No. 12-F55351 went to public auction on December 4, 2018. No bids were received.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-097794 went to public auction on December 4, 2018. No bids were received.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-E68703 went to public auction on August 16, 2018. Successful bidder was Martin's Farming, Inc.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-A82213 went to public auction on August 16, 2018. Successful bidder was Brian Drouhard dba Bluewater Farm.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-D54116 went to public auction on August 16, 2018. Successful bidder was Steve Hoffmann dba CH Cattle.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-095036 went to public auction on July 9, 2018. Successful bidder was Frank Tiegs, LLC.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-095281 went to public auction on July 9, 2018. No bids were received.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-C56285 went to public auction on July 9, 2018. Successful bidder was Robert Mielke.