SITLA Receives 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award

SITLA Lead Archaeologist Kenny Wintch and former SITLA Director Kevin Carter received the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Utah Division of History at the Utah State History Conference October 11, 2017. According to the Division of History, SITLA was recognized for its outstanding long-term commitment to the archaeological and historic heritage of Utah, while… Read more »

Renewed Hunter Access Agreement Reached

The Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) have renewed their Hunter Access Agreement with the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA). The contract keeps 3.4 million acres of trust lands open to hunters and anglers and those interested in viewing wildlife and runs through… Read more »

Record $64.25 Million in School LAND Trust Funds This School Year

At an event at Nibley Park School, Utah State Treasurer David Damschen, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson, and School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) Director David Ure today announced the largest distribution from the Permanent State School Fund in Utah history. The Fund’s disbursement to schools increased to a record $64.25 million… Read more »

Land Auction Earns $3 Million for Public Schools

On behalf of the public school beneficiary, the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) sold 1,120 trust land acres at public auction today, generating $3,066,500 for public schools. The Needles Outpost, a 640-section located just outside the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park and within the recently-designated Bears Ears National Monument in San… Read more »

Early Trust Lands, Utah Land Management

​The Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) believes that The Wilderness Society’s (TWS) recent report on historic state land sales in Utah is factually inaccurate, misleading, and politically motivated. The TWS report attributes reductions in Utah’s school trust land base to land sales for development and private recreational use. In fact, since SITLA’s… Read more »

November 8 | Utah Energy & Environment Symposium
The Governor's Office of Energy Development is pleased to partner with Zions Bank, Dominion Energy and Utah Media Group to host the Energy & Environment Symposium on Nov. 8, 2017,  at the Little America Hotel.  Join the Governor's energy advisor, Dr. Laura Nelson, and nearly two dozen industry experts as they discuss progress and new technologies for navigating the dynamic nexus between energy and the environment to uniquely power Utah's bright future.
November 15 | SITLA Land Sale Auction
The next land sale auction will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2017. 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.
November 16 | Board of Trustees Meeting
The School and Institutional Trust Lands Board of Trustees will meet and discuss several lands and operational issues. The agenda and other materials will be posted as they become available.