Leasing Washington State Trust Lands

DNR-managed trust land

This DNR-managed trust land parcel in Kittitas County has multiple leases for different uses.

There’s more to state trust lands managed by Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) than leasing for grazing, irrigated and dryland agricultural activities. Trust lands are used for a wide variety of other revenue-producing purposes authorized through special use and commercial leases. For instance, the parcel pictured here, in Kittitas County, is leased for use as a communication site, grazing land and wind power generation.

Special events uses also are possible to authorize on trust land. DNR considers a wide variety of proposals for the use of state land, provided the use is in the best interest of the trust’s beneficiaries.

If you would like to explore opportunities to lease state lands or have questions about use authorization, contact a DNR Region office to speak with your local DNR land manager.

Find more information, including an online lease opportunity viewer, on the DNR Leasing State Trust Lands for Agriculture and Grazing web page.

by Chad Unland, Manager, Agriculture Administration Unit, DNR Southeast Region