Changes to Oil and Gas Royalty Reporting

The agency has made changes to R850-5-300 to clarify the requirements for payors of oil and gas royalty.  Should you have comments or questions, please contact: LaVonne Garrison lavonnegarrison@utah.gov 801-538-5197   After the May 15 deadline the rules will become effective as written.

New Proposed Oil and Gas Rules

The agency has revised its oil and gas rules to update them from the last major revision in 2005.  The current rules will be repealed and replaced with these proposed revised rules. Public comment will be accepted until May 15, 2019.  Should you have comments or questions, please contact: LaVonne Garrison lavonnegarrison@utah.gov 801-538-5197 After the… Read more »

#SITLAfunds19 Photo Challenge Underway

SITLA launched its #SITLAfunds19 Photo Challenge today calling for K-12 public schools to show how they are using their share of a record $74.79 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 – #SITLAfunds19 Photo Challenge. 2018 winners… Read more »

Two Schools Earn $500 in #BeMined Photo Challenge

Oscarson Elementary in Piute School District and Eisenhower Junior High School in Granite School District submitted winning photographs to the #BeMined Challenge showing how minerals power their classrooms, and won $500 each for science education at their schools. The Oscarson Elementary winning photograph, submitted by teacher Sally James and her fourth grade class, showed student… Read more »

Commercial Lease Opportunity in Kane County | Offers Accepted Until April 30, 2019

COMMERCIAL LEASE OPPORTUNITY The State of Utah Trust Lands Administration is seeking proposals for a lease on the following property: Township 43 South, Range 6 West, SLB&M Section: 16 (Approximately 600.08 Acres M/L) Sealed bids, business plans or proposals are due no later than April 30, 2019, and should include a check in the amount… Read more »

April 11-26 | Mineral Lease Offering
SITLA is accepting bids for Oil, Gas & Asssociated Hydrocarbons, and Metalliferous Minerals on 33,693 acres of trust lands now through 5 p.m. April 26. Proceeds from the offering are deposited into the permanent endowments for public schools and other state institutions. Please find more information and the complete April 2019 Competitive Mineral Lease Offering List on the Offerings and Results page. All bids are submitted through EnergyNet. Bidding for selected unsold oil, gas, and associated hydrocarbon parcels begins Thursday, May 2.
May 8 | SITLA Board of Trustees Meeting
The SITLA Board of Trustees meets to review and discuss trust lands issues, operations, and business projects. The full agenda and supporting documents will be posted when available.
May 30 | Governor’s Energy Summit
Under the leadership of Governor Gary R. Herbert, the Energy Summit is dedicated to knitting together diverse perspectives to build key relationships and to chart new paths for the responsible growth of the energy and minerals sector at home and abroad.
June 12 | SITLA Board of Trustees Meeting
The SITLA Board of Trustees meets to review and discuss trust lands issues, operations, and business projects. The full agenda and supporting documents will be posted when available.
July 28-August 1 | WSLCA Conference
The Western States Land Commissioners Association (WSLCA) summer conference is held in Whitefish, Montana. WSLCA is a non-profit consortium of administrators of 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 14 | SITLA Board of Trustees Meeting
The SITLA Board of Trustees meets to review and discuss trust lands issues, operations, and business projects. The full agenda and supporting documents will be posted when available.
September 10-11 | SITLA Board of Trustees Meeting
The SITLA Board of Trustees meets to review and discuss trust lands issues, operations, and business projects. This board meeting also includes a tour of trust land projects. The full agenda and supporting documents will be posted when available.
October 7-8 | STEM Fest 2019
This two-day event brings 15,000 students from around the state to participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities. Learn more: STEM Fest 2019.  
October 9 | SITLA Board of Trustees Meeting
The SITLA Board of Trustees meets to review and discuss trust lands issues, operations, and business projects. The full agenda and supporting documents will be posted when available.
November 6 | SITLA Land Sale Auction
The next land sale auction will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Please visit the land sale page for additional information regarding the specific parcels to be offered, and the time and location of the sale.