Record $64.25 Million in School LAND Trust Funds This School Year

At an event at Nibley Park School, Utah State Treasurer David Damschen, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson, and School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) Director David Ure today announced the largest distribution from the Permanent State School Fund in Utah history. The Fund’s disbursement to schools increased to a record $64.25 million… Read more »

Land Auction Earns $3 Million for Public Schools

On behalf of the public school beneficiary, the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) sold 1,120 trust land acres at public auction today, generating $3,066,500 for public schools. The Needles Outpost, a 640-section located just outside the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park and within the recently-designated Bears Ears National Monument in San… Read more »

Early Trust Lands, Utah Land Management

​The Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) believes that The Wilderness Society’s (TWS) recent report on historic state land sales in Utah is factually inaccurate, misleading, and politically motivated. The TWS report attributes reductions in Utah’s school trust land base to land sales for development and private recreational use. In fact, since SITLA’s… Read more »

Vernal Resident Earns $500 Trust Lands Reward

Vernal resident Scott Abel received a $500 thank you from the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) for reporting illegal dumping on school trust lands in Uintah County. Abel was presented with a $500 check after witnessing and reporting the crime to the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, which led to a citation, fine, and… Read more »

SITLA Employee Earns Governor’s Award for Excellence

SITLA Deputy Assistant Director Lou Brown received the Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Public Service. Mr. Brown has served SITLA and its predecessor agency, the Division of State Lands, since September 1980. As a distinguished leader in this agency, his contributions and accomplishments are numerous, but highlights include work with Utah prairie dog mitigation,… Read more »

October 3-4 | Utah STEM Fest 2017
SITLA is pleased to support Utah STEM Fest 2017. This year, fifth-10th grade students will gather for hands-on experiences with science and technology. Learn more.
October 19 | Board of Trustees Meeting and Tour
The School and Institutional Trust Lands Board of Trustees will meet and discuss several lands and operational issues. The agenda and other materials will be posted as they become available.
October 19-20 | UEA Convention
SITLA is pleased to support the 2017 Utah Convention & Education Exposition, Utah's premier education event. The UEA has been providing teacher training at its annual Convention for more than 100 years. Recent years have included activities for kids, parents and anyone interested in public education.
November 8 | Utah Energy & Environment Symposium
The Governor's Office of Energy Development is pleased to partner with Zions Bank, Dominion Energy and Utah Media Group to host the Energy & Environment Symposium on Nov. 8, 2017,  at the Little America Hotel.  Join the Governor's energy advisor, Dr. Laura Nelson, and nearly two dozen industry experts as they discuss progress and new technologies for navigating the dynamic nexus between energy and the environment to uniquely power Utah's bright future.
November 15 | SITLA Land Sale Auction
The next land sale auction will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Please refer to the land sale page for additional information regarding the specific parcels to be offered, and the time and location of the sale.