The Office of State Lands, also known as the State Land Office, is responsible for the identification, administration and management of state public lands and water bottoms. The primary goal of this office is to ensure the highest economic return and the maximum public use possible of our state public lands and water bottoms. As such, it services a broad range of clientele all having varying degrees of interest in public lands, navigable water bottoms and the minerals thereunder. Emphasis is placed on revenue generation through land and timber sales, surface and sub-surface leasing, the issuance of rights-of-way and surface and subsurface agreements and water bottoms permitting. State Lands also aims to protect the state's proprietary interests in its lands and water bottoms.