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Division of Trust Land Consolidation

Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Trust Land Consolidation is to facilitate sound land management and administration, support Tribal sovereignty and self-determination, and promote economic opportunity in Indian Country by reducing Indian land fractionation.

Who We Serve

The Division of Trust Land Consolidation (DTLC) provides opportunities for individual Indian landowners to voluntarily sell fractional land interests, at fair market value, for consolidation under Tribal ownership. The DTLC supports Tribes by increasing Tribal management control over reservation lands, better enabling Tribes to protect and utilize lands for purposes benefitting the Tribal community.

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About the Division of Trust Land Consolidation

The DTLC reduces fractionation by purchasing interests in trust or restricted Indian land from willing individual sellers and restoring purchased interests to Tribal trust ownership. Willing sellers are paid fair market value for interests they chose to sell, and ownership is immediately transferred to the Federally recognized Tribe with jurisdiction over the land. Consolidating fractionated tracts of Indian land under Tribal ownership allows for better utilization of the land for purposes benefitting the Tribal community, such as for economic development, conservation, and social or cultural purposes. The DTLC is headquartered in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Rocky Mountain Region, with a satellite office in the Great Plains Region.

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