Temporary Closure of Knolls Fire Area Rescinded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 This closure will be rescinded when the fire is declared controlled by the… Read more »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 »

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 »

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.
August 13 | Board of Trustees Meeting
The SITLA Board of Trustees meets to review and discuss development, stewardship, and other trust land issues. Please see the full meeting agenda and board materials.
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.