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 »

Vernal Resident Earns $500 Trust Lands Reward

Vernal resident Scott Abel received a $500 thank you from the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) for reporting illegal dumping on school trust lands in Uintah County. Abel was presented with a $500 check after witnessing and reporting the crime to the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, which led to a citation, fine, and… Read more »

SITLA Employee Earns Governor’s Award for Excellence

SITLA Deputy Assistant Director Lou Brown received the Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Public Service. Mr. Brown has served SITLA and its predecessor agency, the Division of State Lands, since September 1980. As a distinguished leader in this agency, his contributions and accomplishments are numerous, but highlights include work with Utah prairie dog mitigation,… Read more »

DNR, SITLA Open New Richfield Complex

SITLA joined the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) dedicating the new DNR Richfield Regional Complex located at 2031 South Industrial Park Road in Richfield. The regional complex houses employees from three DNR divisions, including Forestry, Fire and State Lands, Water Rights and Wildlife Resources. Additionally, SITLA and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food… Read more »

July 15-16 | ASTL Summer Conference
Advocates for School Trust Lands (ASTL) holds their summer conference July 15 and 16 at the Granite School District Center.. Visit the ASTL website for the full agenda and additional information. ASTL helps states honor their historic commitment to optimize revenues from school trust lands and manage their permanent funds as an ever-growing, sustainable source of education funding.
July 20 | 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.
August 17 | 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.
September 21 | 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.
October 19 | Board of Trustees Meeting and Tour
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.