New GIS Dashboard Features Renewable Energy Leases

SITLA’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Team created a new dashboard tool, which maps all current renewable energy leases on Utah trust lands. The dashboard shows each renewable energy lease location, acreage, and other data. SITLA has a growing renewable energy portfolio comprising geothermal, wind, solar, and energy storage. Renewable energy leases have generated $5.8 million in… Read more »

SITLA Completes Aspen Project on Tabby Mountain Block

In late 2019, SITLA launched and completed a 150-acre aspen regeneration project on the agency’s Tabby Mountain Block. This short video, presented to the Utah Legislature last week, documents this successful project. SITLA Forester Adam Robison coordinated and led the project, secured grant funding, researched and selected a project site, and worked alongside a timber… Read more »

SITLA Deposits $76M Into Trust Land Beneficiary Endowments

SITLA deposits $76 million into 12 permanent endowments for education, hospitals, universities The Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, SITLA, reported net contributions of $76,027,304 to the permanent endowments for K-12 education and 11 other trust land beneficiaries, including state hospitals, colleges, and universities. SITLA earned $89.9 million in revenue from energy, mining, real… Read more »

SITLA Trust Land Auction Earns $344K for Schools, UofU College of Mines

SITLA held its biannual public auction this week generating $343,900 for two beneficiary endowments, public schools and the University of Utah College of Mines and Earth Sciences. The seven parcels sold totaled a combined 315 acres and are located in Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, and Sevier counties. By law, SITLA retains the mineral estate. All proceeds… Read more »

Treasurer Damschen Announces Record Distributions

Utah State Treasurer David Damschen announced that the Permanent State School Fund will make the largest-ever distribution to Utah schools next year. Schools are slated to receive a record $88.83 million from the Permanent State School Fund in July 2020 – a 7.5% increase from this year’s distribution of $82.66 million and a 20% increase… Read more »

May-July | Request for Proposal – Coral Canyon Golf Course
SITLA requests proposals for the underlying property of the Coral Canyon Golf Course in Washington City, Utah. As landlord of the 72-hole course, the Trust Lands Administration is exploring options for the future of the course property. Please find additional information, including project and legal descriptions, and other RFPs on the SITLA Real Estate Planning and Development page. 
June 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020 | Claim of Easements – UTAH TEST AND TRAINING RANGE EXCHANGE (UTTR)
The Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration hereby gives notice for application to claim and make permanent existing temporary easements or rights of entry that cross multiple SITLA properties throughout Box Elder, Tooele, Juab, and Washington Counties.  These parcels are subject to the Utah Test and Training Range Exchange. Any party asserting a claim to a temporary easement or right of entry in the subject property pursuant to 72-5-203, Utah Code Annotated who wishes to make such easement or right of entry permanent may file an appropriate application, as set forth in Utah Administrative Rule R850-40-250(2).  Applications will be accepted from June 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Applications will be evaluated pursuant to Sections 53C-1-302 and 72-5-203(1)(a)(i), Utah Code Annotated. If no application is received, or if an application to make the temporary easement or right of entry permanent is not approved, the temporary easement or right of entry will be extinguished. Please contact Scott Bartlett at (801) 538-5166 or scottbartlett@utah.gov with any questions.   The following links will access online maps which may be useful: https://arcg.is/1040D1 https://sitla.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=ff3e7faa0bd144fdaaf307311beec241   The following documents will provide more information regarding these lands: Exhibit A-1 - Parcel 1 Legal Description Exhibit B-1 - Parcel 4A Legal Description Exhibit C-1 - Parcel 5A Legal Description Exhibit D-1 - Parcel 6A Legal Description Parcel 1 Topo Map Parcel 4A Topo Map Parcel 5A Topo Map Parcel 6A Topo Map Exhibit C - Non-Federal Lands and Interests to be Conveyed to the US
June 11 | Board of Trustees Meeting
The SITLA Board of Trustees meets to review and discuss development, stewardship, and other trust land issues. The meeting agenda will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
July 9 | Board of Trustees Meeting
The SITLA Board of Trustees meets to review and discuss development, stewardship, and other trust land issues. The meeting agenda will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
August 13 | Board of Trustees Meeting
The SITLA Board of Trustees meets to review and discuss development, stewardship, and other trust land issues. The meeting agenda will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
September 9-10 | Board of Trustees Meeting
The SITLA Board of Trustees will tour trust land sites and meet to review and discuss development, stewardship, and other trust land issues. The meeting agenda will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
October 8 | Board of Trustees Meeting
The SITLA Board of Trustees meets to review and discuss development, stewardship, and other trust land issues. The meeting agenda will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
November 12 | Board of Trustees Meeting
The SITLA Board of Trustees meets to review and discuss development, stewardship, and other trust land issues. The meeting agenda will be posted as soon as it becomes available.