Land Exchange and Near Record Earnings Highlight Fiscal Year-End Report

A historic land exchange protecting Corona Arch and other scenic lands, along with $139 million in revenue, highlighted a near-record fiscal year for the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA). “Our stewardship efforts rarely make headlines, but SITLA has helped protect lands equal in number to the acreage of Arches, Canyonlands, and Zion… Read more »

Utah K-12 Schools Receive Record $39.2M From Trust Fund, At No Cost to Taxpayers

Elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the state received $39.2 million in School LAND Trust funds for the 2014-2015 school year, at no cost to taxpayers. The School LAND Trust Office of the Utah Board of Education distributed the record $39.2 million in annual interest and dividends from the $1.9 billion Permanent School Fund. ”School… Read more »

State Treasurer Names New Board to Manage Permanent Fund

Utah State Treasurer Richard K. Ellis announced the appointment of the School Trust Fund Board of Trustees, which will oversee the investment of the Permanent School Fund. The Fund has a balance of nearly $2 billion to which the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) has contributed $1.4 billion. Annual interest income from this… Read more »

Penstemon Conservation Agreement Finalized

A multi-agency conservation agreement to protect two species of penstemon found in the Uintah Basin was signed July 22. The agreement is a unique case of private, county, state, and federal cooperation to protect rare plant species. Signatories to the conservation agreement are the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Utah Public Lands Policy Coordination Office (PLPCO), U.S…. Read more »

Western States Land Commissioners Association Testifies in Support of ACE Act

Western States Land Commissioners Association (WSLCA) members testified in front of Congress today in support of the Advancing Conservation and Education Act of 2014 (ACE). H.R. 4901 is a bipartisan bill cosponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Rep. Peter Defazio (D-OR). This legislation would provide a mechanism for the United States to acquire lands… Read more »

UEA Convention and Education Exposition
The Trust Lands Administration is pleased to participate in the UEA Convention and Education Exposition Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17. Visit SITLA booth #409.
Board of Trustees Meeting | October 23
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.
Land Sale Auction | October 30, 2014
The next land sale auction will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11am in the Board Room at the Salt Lake City office.  The office is located at 675 East 500 South, Suite 600.  Please refer to the land sale page for additional information regarding the specific parcels which will be offered. Land Sale Auction Information
Board of Trustees Meeting | November 20
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.