Letter of Intent Requirements

Instruction Memorandum

Bureau of Land Management
1387 South Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709-1657
United States

In Reply Refer To:

2100 (933) P

To:All Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho
From:Karen Kelleher, State Director
Subject:Letter of Intent Requirements
Program Area:Lands and Realty Acquisition Program

This Instruction Memorandum (IM) establishes BLM Idaho State Office policy regarding use of letters of intent (LOI) when using third-party facilitators to expedite acquisitions of land or interests in land

Administrative or Mission Related:



BLM Idaho will utilize the attached template and follow signature authorities when entering into agreements or LOI with third-party facilitators for assistance with processing acquisitions of land or interests in land.


The policy is effective immediately.


The BLM's land acquisition capabilities have been greatly expanded using acquisition assistance from third parties and they have directly assisted the BLM in the acquisition of important properties. When working with third parties, it is important that processing requirements and responsibilities of each party be agreed upon before initiation of acquisition activities. An acquisition partnership with a third-party facilitator must be initiated by an executed LOI between the parties and signed by the State Director.

Refer to Attachment 1 for LOI template.

Manual/Handbook Sections Affected:

Acquisition Handbook H-2100-1.


If you have questions, please contact Christine Sloand, Idaho Acquisitions Lead (ID-933), at csloand@blm.gov or (208) 908-3368.


This IM was developed collaboratively with the Idaho State Office Branch of Minerals, Land Tenure & Water Rights (ID-933), in coordination with the Office of the Solicitor, and acquisition staff in the field.

Signed By:
Karen Kelleher
State Director
Authenticated By:
Shellie Boss
Records Management Specialist