HOW THE LAND TRANSACTION PROGRAM WORKS

Land sales, acquisitions and exchanges are authorized under Chapter 26 - Land Acquisition and Disposal of the Board of Land Commissioners Rules and Regulations.

The Wyoming Constitution and the Wyoming Statutes contemplate that in the exercise of its fiduciary duties to the trust land beneficiaries, the Board of Land Commissioners (Board) will from time to time dispose of, acquire, and exchange land.  See Wyo. Const. art. 18, §§ 1-4; Wyo. Stat. §§ 36-1-110-111, and 36-9-101. The Board’s properly promulgated rules, which have the force and effect of law, further provide that any person may identify a parcel of land for acquisition as well as parcels of state land for disposal.  Board of Land Commissioners’ Rules, ch. 26, §§ 3(a); 4(a).  The rules additionally specify how each proposal for acquisition, disposal, or exchange will be processed for the Board’s consideration. Rules, ch. 26.  The rules provide that each proposal will be reviewed by the Director and if the Director determines that a parcel may be suitable for acquisition or disposal, the Director will present the proposal to the Board for further consideration.  The procedure for land transactions provided in the rules includes a public portion wherein the Office on behalf of the Board prepares a detailed analysis and collects public comments on the transaction.  After the public process is complete, the rules contemplate that the Board will make a final decision regarding whether to ultimately complete the proposed land transaction.

Acquisition Procedure

Any person, including the Director, may identify a parcel for the Board to acquire as state trust land. Persons wishing to identify a parcel for acquisition need to complete an Application to Propose a Land Transaction. Parcels identified for possible acquisition shall be reviewed by the Office.  If the Director determines that a parcel may be suitable for acquisition, the Director shall move the parcel onto the Category II Acquisition List. Both the Category I Acquisition and Category II Acquisition lists are held in confidence by the Office and the Board until such time as the Board authorizes the Office to proceed with the acquisition process. The entire acquisition process is outlined in Chapter 26 of the Boards rules and regulations.

Sale Procedure

Any person, including the Director, may identify a state trust parcel for disposal by the Board. Persons wishing to propose a parcel of state trust land for sale need to complete an Application to Propose a Land Transaction. If the Director determines that a parcel may be suitable for sale, the Director shall move the parcel onto the Category II Disposal List.  Both the Category I Disposal and Category II Disposal lists are available to the public. The entire disposal process is outline in Chapter 26 of the Boards rules and regulations.

If you have any questions about land acquisitions, sales or exchanges involving state land, please contact us at 307-777-6630.

LAND TRANSACTION APPLICATION PACKET

Application Instructions

Trust Land Management Objectives

Transaction Evaluation and Criteria

Surface Lessee Comment

Sales, Acquisitions, and Exchanges Brochure

Exchange Process

Acquisition Process

Sale Process

Completed Transactions

Acquisitions Under Consideration


Disposals Under Consideration

  • Lincoln County Disposal
  • 285.40 Acres in Campbell County
  • City of Greybull - Tin Can Alley Sale

Exchanges Under Consideration