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Idaho Dept. of Lands Statewide Land Exchange | Idaho

In 2006, the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) sought to consolidate their lands at the Orchard Training Area (OTA), is the largest M-1 Tank Range in the United States. The OTA is jointly held by the Department of Defense, IDL and the Idaho Army National Guard. IDL lands produce revenues for Idaho schools. IDL selected The Langdon Group (TLG) to design and implement an inclusive and collaborative process.

TLG completed a conflict assessment that identified the wide variety of stakeholders in the state, and conducted a series of key person interviews. These interviews led to the drafting of an assessment that reflected the needs of the US Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, all Native American Tribes (both those in the state and those claiming ancestral rights), local government, special interest groups, local land owners, cattle and sheep ranchers, developers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and a wide variety of concerned citizens.