DNRC reviews and processes land exchanges on behalf of the State Board of Land Commissioners under its Land Exchange Policy. Land Exchange proposals are analyzed using the following criteria:

  • Equal or greater value
  • Similar navigable lake or stream values
  • Equal or greater income to the trust
  • Equal or greater acreage
  • Consolidation of state trust lands
  • Potential for long-term appreciation
  • Improved or equal access to state or public lands

Lands Currently being Considered for Exchange

Land Exchange Applicant County Acres of Private Land Proposed for Exchange Acres of State Land Proposed for Exchange Status
CSKT/DNRC - MWRPA Land Exchange Missoula, Lake, Sanders, Flathead TBD TBD Pending

Unruh Land Exchange

Dawson 160 160 Pending

MDC - Boulder Land Exchange

Jefferson  155 +/- 31.9 Exchanged
Gallatin County Solid Waste District Gallatin 620.03 636.12 Exchanged

Kootenai Development Company

Vermiculite Mountain Land Exchange

Lincoln 1239.43 640 Exchanged