Leasing State Trust Lands for Agriculture and Grazing
   

 

 

Agricultural Auctions

 
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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 for a lease application 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.
 
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."
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

 
 
 
Lease Auction Results
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-102137 went to public auction on July 27, 2021. Successful bidder was Bruce Wilson and Vicki Wilson.
  • Orchard/Vineyard Lease No. 12-B69952 went to public auction on April 6, 2021. Successful bidder was Premiere Partners IV. LP.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-F57060 went to public auction on March 2, 2021. Successful bidder was WHB Trust.
  • Orchard/Vineyard Lease No. 12-B69952 went to public auction on February 18, 2021. No bids were received.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-101554 went to public auction on January 19, 2021. Successful bidder was S. Martinez Livestock Inc.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-101560 went to public auction on January 19, 2021. Successful bidder was Wittig Farms, LLC.
  • Orchard Lease No. 12-096411 went to public auction on December 8, 2020. Successful bidder was Kyle Mathison.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-100992 went to public auction on November 10, 2020. Successful bidder was Middleton Six Sons Farms, LLC.
  • Dryland Agriculture Lease No. 12-098675 went to public auction on December 1, 2020. No bids were received.
    Dryland Agriculture Lease No. 12-098692 went to public auction on December 1, 2020. Successful bidders were Kevin and Lacey Vik.
  • Dryland Agriculture Lease No. 12-100593 went to public auction on October 1, 2020. Successful bidder was Ebe Farms.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-100991 went to public auction on September 24, 2020. Successful bidder was 3P Farms, LLC.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-100992 went to public auction on September 24, 2020. No bids were received.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-D71818 went to public auction on September 15, 2020. Successful bidder was Allied Potato Northwest, Inc.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-A91675 went to public auction on July 14, 2020. Successful bidder was Gilbert and Kristin Hintz dba Four Cross Ranch, Inc.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-C60159 went to public auction on July 14, 2020. Successful bidder was John and Shirley McLean..