Created in 1994, Trust Lands is an independent state agency responsible for managing trust lands throughout Utah.
We are stewards of Utah’s trust lands and are responsible for generating revenue from them for the benefit of public schools and other important state institutions—both now and for future generations. Our mission is to enhance the value of trust lands and maximize economic return for our beneficiaries. When The Trust Lands Administration was created the Permanent Fund was $50 million and has since grown to over $3.2 billion.
We transform trust land assets into greater economic prosperity for our beneficiaries and local communities. Trust Lands generate revenue through energy development, real estate planning, and surface resource use.
We see a bright future for Utah with the revenue generated for our beneficiaries through evolving and strategic land management. Since its inception, The Trust Lands Administration has generated $1.96 billion for the Permanent School Fund and other institutional endowments.
Our fiduciary duty includes the responsibility to preserve these resources for the long-term support of trust beneficiaries, primarily Utah’s school children of today and tomorrow.
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