The Office of State Lands is responsible for the identification, administration, and management of State public lands and waterbottoms. As such, it services a broad range of clientele all having varying degrees of interest in public lands, navigable waterbottoms and the minerals thereunder. The primary goal of the office is to insure the highest economic return and the maximum public utilization possible of our State public lands and waterbottoms.
Emphasis is placed on increasing revenue production through multiple utilization. Multiple utilization includes land and timber sales; surface and sub-surface leasing; the issuance of rights-of-way and surface and subsurface agreements; and waterbottoms permitting.
The objective of the office is to maximize revenues while insuring continued public utilization of State public lands and waterbottoms. A second major objective is to protect the State's proprietary interests in its lands and waterbottoms through the permitting process.