Career Opportunities at Utah Trust Lands

SITLA is recruiting a professional to join its team and help the agency meet its mission of administering trust lands prudently and profitably for Utah’s schoolchildren and other trust beneficiaries: IT Analyst III / Application Developer / .NET / JAVA:  This position supports SITLA by designing secure, modern systems that assist with public land management. Utah… Read more »

#SITLAfunds18 Photo Challenge Underway

SITLA launched its #SITLAfunds18 Photo Challenge today calling for K-12 public schools to show how they are using their share of a record $64.25 million in School LAND Trust Funds this year. The challenge is open to students, parents, teachers, administrators, school community council members, and principals. Learn more – #SITLAfunds18 Photo Challenge. 2017 winners… Read more »

Senator Hinkins Named Friend of the Trust

Senator David Hinkins received the 2017 Friend of the Trust Award at a ceremony held at Emery High School in Castle Dale Tuesday, December 19. Emery County School District Superintendent Larry W. Davis, Emery High School Principal Steven Gordon, and Emery High School students joined in the presentation. The Utah State Board of Education (USBE)… Read more »

Trust Land Timber Harvest at Beaver Mountain

SITLA is working with a private contractor to reduce wildfire risk and protect area recreation opportunities through a timber harvest project on school trust lands at Beaver Mountain. While leaving trees in place may be more aesthetically pleasing for the short-term, timber harvesting is an important part of sustainable forest management. Read more about this… Read more »

Auction Earns $1 Million for Public Schools

On behalf of Utah’s public schools, the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) sold 1,429 school trust land acres at public auction today, generating $1,042,000 for the Permanent School Fund. The 630-acre Modena parcel in Iron County sold for $279,000. The Horse Creek-Indian Head and Kyune Creek parcels in Utah County sold for $50,000… Read more »

May 23-24 | Utah PTA Leadership Convention 2018
SITLA is pleased to participate in the 2018 Utah PTA Leadership Convention at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah.
June 6 | SITLA Land Sale Auction
The next land sale auction will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2018. 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.
June 21 | Board of Trustees Meeting
The School and Institutional Trust Lands Board of Trustees will meet to discuss several lands and operational issues.
July 8-12 | WSLCA Summer Conference
SITLA joins 19 other member states at the 2018 Western States Land Commissioners Association Conference in Duluth, Minnesota. The Western States Land Commissioners Association is a non-profit consortium of Administrators of State-owned Trust Lands totaling more than 500 million acres of public and school trust lands in 21 western states. WSLCA’s services and activities assist states to manage assets that help to fund public education. The combined holdings of the WSLCA member states represent the second largest owner of land and minerals in the United States, second only to the federal government. We are proud that the vast resources entrusted to our care continue to provide billions of dollars each year in support of public education in America.
August 16 | Board of Trustees Meeting
The School and Institutional Trust Lands Board of Trustees will meet to review and discuss current agency issues.