A Management Plan is Required for State Earth Materials Leases

Reclaimed Gravel Pit

Local sources of construction aggregate are vital to the economic well-being of communities. Best management practices (BMPs) can mitigate environmental risks. BMPs should be specific to aggregate extraction activities and each site.

The goal of each state earth materials lease is to:

  • Minimize environmental impacts
  • Conserve aggregate resources
  • Rehabilitate the site in a timely manner through the application of phased reclamation

The goal is to reclaim each site to a natural-appearing and functioning landscape that is safe, stable and non-eroding, and has value for timber production, recreation or other land-uses.


Sample lease document snapshot

Sample DNR Earth Materials Lease

Lease conditions related to reclamation are unique to each site. Click to view an example from a sample DNR lease.
Sample Lease »

If you would like to learn more about construction aggregate leasing opportunities, please contact:
Corrie Floyd, Industrial Minerals Specialist
[email protected]

Division of Lands and Minerals
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4045
Tel: 651.259.5958

Disclaimer: The DNR does not operate a retail business to sell stone products or construction aggregates. However, if you have a question regarding a request to purchase commercial quantities of materials from our lessees, we will provide contact information to you for our lessees. Please send an email inquiry to Corrie Floyd.