Land Sale: Community Development, $8.8M for Permanent School Fund

The School and Institutional Trust Lands announced the sale of 193 acres of school trust land to Jack Fisher Homes for development of the Brillo Del Sol master-planned community in the Green Springs area of Washington City. The transaction generated $8.8 million in proceeds to benefit Utah’s public school students. The funds will be deposited… Read more »

SITLA and Proposed Expansion of the Utah Test and Training Range

Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee have announced their intent to move forward next year with legislation to expand the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR). This legislation will support emerging defense needs and will solidify the future of Hill Air Force Base. Also included in the UTTR legislation is authorization for the exchange of… Read more »

First Wind Marks Five Years at Milford Wind I Project

SITLA lessee, First Wind, commemorated its fifth anniversary of the Milford Wind I project in Beaver and Millard counties. Read more about the Milford project, which consists of 97 wind turbines.

Land Sale Auction Earns $362K for Public Schools, Teaching Colleges

The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) sold four trust land parcels at its public auction October 30, earning $362,000 for Utah’s public schools and teaching colleges. SITLA generated $307,000 for public schools with the sale of three parcels: a 38-acre Otter Creek parcel in Piute County; 40-acre Rock Point parcel in Uintah County;… Read more »

Ceremony at Fort Duchesne Commemorates Land Transfer Benefiting Ute Tribe, Public Schools

The Ute Indian Tribe held a celebration at Fort Duchesne Thursday, October 9 marking passage of the Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act (H.R. 356/S.27), which passed both U.S. congressional houses and was signed by President Obama  in July of this year. This federal legislation protects environmentally sensitive Ute tribal lands while generating oil and gas revenues… Read more »

Request for Qualifications – Eagle Mountain Project | Closes January 7
The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration requests statements of interest and qualifications from real estate developers to implement the Eagle Mountain Project located in Utah County. This Request for Qualifications closes at 3:00 p.m. MST on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.
Western States Conference | January 4-8
Members of the SITLA staff will attend the winter conference of the Western States Land Commissioners Association (WSLCA). For more than 60 years, WSLCA has brought together key land managers responsible for overseeing the administration of over 440 million acres of public and school trust land assets in 23 western states. Combined, these states represent the largest land owner group in the nation, second only to the federal government.
Board of Trustees Meeting | January 22
The School and Institutional Trust Lands Board of Trustees will meet and discuss several lands and operational issues. The exact public meeting time is not yet confirmed. Please visit the Utah Public Notice website for current information, including the full agenda.
Utah Legislative Session Begins | January 26
First day of the Utah Legislative Session.
PTA Day at the Utah Legislature | February 18
SITLA is pleased to participate in PTA Day at the Legislature at the Utah State Capitol. The Utah PTA mission is to help every child realize his/her full potential and will: Advocate - Support and speak on behalf of children and youth. Involve - Encourage positive involvement in all facets of a child's life. Develop - Assist in developing skills to raise and protect children and youth.