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. 10-090717 — January 15, 2019
Grazing Lease No. 10-090717 is a 10 year-lease offered at a sealed bid public auction, which includes 300.38 acres, more or less, in Okanogan County. Sealed bids must be received no later than 10:00 a.m. on January 15, 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. 10-095239 — January 15, 2019
Grazing Lease No. 10-095239 is a ten year-lease offered at a sealed bid public auction, which includes 338.85 acres, more or less, in Okanogan County. Sealed bids must be received no later than 9:00 a.m. on January 15, 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. 10-095240 — January 15, 2019
Grazing Lease No. 10-095240 is a ten year-lease offered at a sealed bid public auction, which includes 69.00 acres, more or less, in Okanogan County. Sealed bids must be received no later than 9:30 a.m. on January 15, 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.
Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-A74405 — February 15, 2019
Irrigated Agriculture Lease No. 12-A74405 is a nine-year ten-month lease offered at sealed bid public auction for 70 acres irrigated agriculture in Cowlitz County. Sealed bids must be received no later than February 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., at which time they will be opened at DNR's Pacific Cascade Region Office, 601 Bond Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. All relevant documents are posted below. For more information contact Shannon Soto at 360-902-1437 or shannon.soto@dnr.wa.gov.
 
Dryland Agriculture and Grazing Lease No. 12-C57251 — February 19, 2019
Dryland Agriculture and Grazing Lease No. 12-C57251 is a nine-year six-month lease offered at sealed bid public auction for 110.60 acres dryland agriculture and 511.70 grazing acres in Douglas County. Sealed bids must be received no later than February 19, 2019 at 2:30 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 or rhetta.cypert@dnr.wa.gov.
Grazing Lease No. 10-093564 — February 20, 2019
Grazing Lease No. 10-093564 is a 10 year-lease offered at sealed bid public auction, which includes 634.6 acres, more or less, in Stevens County. Sealed bids must be received no later than 9:00 a.m. on February 20, 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 Shawn Soliday or Suzanne Thome at 509-684-7474.
Grazing Lease No. 10-098107 — February 20, 2019
Grazing Lease No. 10-098107 is a 10 year-lease offered at sealed bid public auction which includes 190.65 acres, more or less, in Stevens County. Sealed bids must be received no later than 9:30 a.m. on February 20, 2019, at which time they will be opened at DNR's Northeast Region Office, 225 S. Silke Road, Colville, WA 9914. All relevant documents are posted below. For more information contact Shawn Soliday or Suzanne Thome at 509-684-7474.
Lease Auction Results
  • 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.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-096784 went to public auction on May 29, 2018. Successful bidder was Keith Ringer.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-095281 went to public auction on December 13, 2017. No bids were received.
  • Grazing Lease No. 10-095280 went to public auction on December 13, 2017. Successful bidders were Tom & Kim Hendrickson.