Land Exchange Program


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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2017 Land Exchange Board Meetings

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

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Planning to attend a Land Exchange Board Meeting?

Here are 10 ways to make it easier to get involved »

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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 »

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Public Hearings

A public hearing is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:00am in the Laurentian Room of the Mn Department of Transportation building, 101 N. Hoover Road, Virginia, MN 55792. This hearing is relative to a proposal between the Mn Department of Natural Resources and The Conservation Fund. 

More detailed information regarding the hearing is on the public hearings webpage:
Public Hearings »

More information

Contact your Division of Lands and Minerals staff for more information.

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