Wildland Seed Permits

SITLA is currently streamlining its wildland seed harvesting sales process to more quickly authorize permits of less than $5,000. When approved, this new rule allows harvesters to apply for permits over the counter and without competitive bidding, as required previously. The new process includes electronic notification of the sale to an agency-maintained email list of… Read more »

#SITLAfunds19 Challenge Winners Announced

Congratulations to Three Peaks Elementary in Iron County School District and L.C. Reading Elementary in Davis School District, this year’s winners of the #SITLAfunds19 Photo Challenge. School LAND Trust Funds are interest income from Utah’s $2.5 billion Permanent School Fund endowment, which are distributed annually to every K-12 school in Utah. Co-sponsored by the School… Read more »

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  The current rules will be repealed and replaced with these proposed revised rules.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 »

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.
November 13 | 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.