Leasing State Trust Lands for Agriculture and Grazing
   

 

 

Attention: Agricultural Auctions

Due to ongoing efforts to maintain social distancing in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, auctions may be adjusted or cancelled - Updated 4/2/2020
 
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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.
Notice: There are issues with the Lease Opportunity Viewer causing some upcoming leases to not display on the map. All current lease auctions are listed below.

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" 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

 
Irrigated Ag Lease No. 12-100992 — November 10, 2020
Irrigated Ag Lease No. 12-100992 is a ten-year one-month lease offered at sealed bid public auction for 86.22 irrigated ag acres in Franklin County. Sealed bids must be received no later than November 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., at which time they will be opened at DNR's Southeast Region Office, 713 Bowers Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926. All relevant documents are posted below. For more information contact Ryan Cloud at 509-528-6196.
Dryland Ag Lease No. 12-098675  —  December 1, 2020 — Auction by Skype
Dryland Ag Lease No. 12-098675 is a ten-year lease offered at sealed bid auction for 24.66 dryland ag/grazing acres in Wahkiakum County. The public auction will be held via Skype and begin at 2:00 p.m. and the sealed bids must be received no later than December 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. You may mail them into the DNR's Pacific Cascade Region Office, 601 Bond Rd., Castle Rock, WA 98611-0280, Attn: Public Auction December 1, 2020. All relevant documents are posted below. For more information contact Carrie Nelson at 360-819-0068 or email carrie.nelson@dnr.wa.gov.
Dryland Ag Lease No. 12-098692 — December 1, 2020 — Auction by Skype
Dryland Ag Lease No. 12-098692 is a ten-year lease offered at sealed bid auction for 53.04 dryland ag/grazing acres in Wahkiakum County. The public auction will be held via Skype and begin at 2:00 p.m. and the sealed bids must be received no later than December 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. You may mail them into the DNR's Pacific Cascade Region Office, 601 Bond Rd., Castle Rock, WA 98611-0280, Attn: Public Auction December 1, 2020. All relevant documents are posted below. For more information contact Carrie Nelson at 360-819-0068 or email carrie.nelson@dnr.wa.gov.

Orchard Lease No. 12-096411 — December 8, 2020
Orchard Lease No. 12-096411 is a 21-year lease offered at sealed bid public auction for development of 11 acres to orchard in Chelan County. Sealed bids must be received no later than December 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., at which time they will be opened at DNR's Southeast Region Office, 713 Bowers Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926. All relevant documents are posted below. For more information contact Rhetta Cypert at 509-792-0141.

Lease Auction Results
  • 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.
  • Dryland Ag & Grazing Lease No. 12-E56241 went to public auction April 28, 2020. Successful bidder was Eugene Mann.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-100450 went to public auction on April 28, 2020. Successful bidder was Grant Dawson.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-100451 went to public auction on April 28, 2020. Successful bidder was Mike Leaden.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-091106 went to public auction on March 25, 2020. No bids were received.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-100302 went to public auction on March 25, 2020. No bids were received.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-100316 went to public auction on March 25, 2020. Successful bidder was OC Ranch.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-099935 went to public auction on February 25, 2020. Successful bidder was Fountain Ranch Partnership.
  • Grazing Lease No. 12-098890 went to public auction on September 24, 2019. Successful bidder was DA Flaig Inc.
  • Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-A84298 went to public auction on September 11, 2019. Successful bidder was Allied Potato Northwest, Inc.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-092232 went to public auction on August 26, 2019. No bids were received.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-090717 went to public auction on August 26, 2019. Successful bidder was Douglas Prichard.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-098490 went to public auction on August 26, 2019. Successful bidder was OC Ranch.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-090263 went to public auction on July 29, 2019. Successful bidder was Reid & Maggie Wilson.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-096816 went to public auction on July 29, 2019. Successful bidder was Barton & Roxanne Spear.
  • 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.