Utah Schools Receive $88.8 Million This Year, $92.84 Million Next Year

Utah State Treasurer David Damschen today 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 $92.84 million from the Permanent State School Fund in July 2021 – a 4.5% increase from this year’s distribution of $88.83 million and a 12.3% increase… Read more »

Two Beneficiaries to Benefit from November Online Auction

SITLA offers eight properties at its online land sale auction November 12-18, 2020. Trust land parcels range from one to 651 acres and are located in Daggett, Garfield, Iron, Uintah, and Utah counties. Proceeds from the sale will be deposited into the permanent endowments for public education and Utah School for the Deaf. Visit the… Read more »

Temporary Closure of Knolls Fire Area Rescinded

The Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) has reopened trust lands in the Lake Mountains following 100% containment of the Knolls Fire. The area is located on the eastern slopes of Lake Mountain, located south of Saratoga Springs in Utah County. Fire crews will patrol and monitor the area over the next few… Read more »

Public Access to Trust Lands in Knolls Fire Area Closed Temporarily

SITLA Director David Ure issued a temporary closure of trust lands located on the eastern slopes of Lake Mountain, located south of Saratoga Springs in Utah County. All public entry is restricted to protect public safety and allow for wildland firefighting efforts. This closure will be rescinded when the fire is declared controlled by the… Read more »

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 »

October-November 10 | Request for Proposal – Sienna Hills Commercial
SITLA is soliciting competing proposals for the purchase of 1.83 acres of trust lands in Washington City, Utah. Qualified parties may submit competing proposals by 4:30 p.m. November 10, 2020. Please visit the SITLA Real Estate RFP site for full details.
October-November 13 | Request for Proposal – Big Water
SITLA is soliciting competing proposals for the purchase of approximately 2.93 acres of trust land located in Big Water, Utah.  Qualified parties may submit proposals by 4:30 p.m. November 13, 2020. Please find additional information on the SITLA Real Estate Planning & Development RFP site.
November 12-18 | Online Land Sale Auction
SITLA offers eight properties during its online land sale auction. Trust land parcels ranging from one to 651 acres in Daggett, Garfield, Iron, Uintah, and Utah counties are available. All proceeds from the sale will be deposited into the permanent endowments for public education and Utah School for the Deaf. Find all information on the upcoming sale, including parcel maps, photographs, descriptions, and bid start/end times.
November 19 | 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.