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 This closure will be rescinded when the fire is declared controlled by the… Read more »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 »

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 »

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-July 16 | Request for Proposal – Green Springs LD13
SITLA seeks competing proposals for the purchase of approximately 4.90 acres of property in Washington County, Utah, west of Washington Parkway and northwest of Brio in Washington City. Qualified parties may submit proposals by 4:30 PM on July 16, 2020. Please find additional information on the SITLA Real Estate Planning and Development Page.
June-September 25 | Request for Proposal – Green Springs Land Offering
SITLA requests proposals for the 570-acre Green Springs Block property in Washington County. The agency is accepting transaction proposals for either development lease or direct sale. Please find additional information, including project and legal descriptions, and other RFPs on the SITLA Real Estate Planning and Development page.
July 8 | Board of Trustees Site Tour/Meeting
The SITLA Board of Trustees meets to review and discuss development, stewardship, and other trust land issues. Please see the full agenda.
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 10 | Board of Trustees Meeting
The SITLA Board of Trustees will 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.
October 26 | Governor’s Energy Summit
SITLA is pleased to support the 2020 Governor's Economic and Energy Summit - Powering a Brighter Energy Future. Oil and gas leases on trust lands contributed $35 million to beneficiary permanent endowments last fiscal year. Growth of renewable energy projects on trust lands also continues, and includes solar, wind, geothermal and energy storage.
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.