Land exchange

The DNR has a program to exchange state-owned land for privately-owned land. The state may also exchange state-owned land for other publicly-owned land.

Generally, the goal of a land exchange is to allow more efficient and productive management of lands. Quite often an exchange consolidates or fills in the state's land holdings within existing management units, such as state forests or wildlife management areas. Any exchange should result in improvement in the protection, use, or management of the natural resources and increase public benefits for present and future generations.

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Land Exchange Board meetings

Learn about the board, meeting dates, and location.
Land Exchange Board Meeting Information »

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FAQs about the Land Exchange Program

Learn more about the land exchange program at the DNR including applicant's expenses, exchange procedures, land valuation, and Class A and B applications.
Land Exchange FAQs »

More information

Contact your Lands and Minerals Division staff for more information.

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