Penstemon Conservation Agreement

A multi-agency Utah conservation team is working to protect two species of penstemon found in the Uinta Basin, Graham’s and White River beardtongue. The team includes representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Utah Public Lands Policy Coordination Office, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA), Utah Division of […]

Spirit Railroad

The Spirit Railroad site is located approximately 35 miles east of Castle Dale on Trust Lands’ 31,000-acre Cedar Mountain Block, which is managed by the agency on behalf of Utah’s public school system. Trust Lands employees and volunteers installed directional signs to the historic site and constructed buck and rail fencing to create a designated […]

Tabby Mountain – Mill Hollow Aspen Regeneration

Trust Lands has worked to protect the Tabby Mountain forest from catastrophic wildfire through a multi-phase aspen regeneration project. The project also improves wildlife habitat and protects the local watershed. Please watch the video below to learn more about the project.

Temple Mountain Pictograph Protection

The Temple Mountain Pictograph Panel is a large Archaic- (Barrier Canyon Style) and later Fremont-era rock imagery site conspicuously placed on a canyon wall. The site is well known, and the area is a very popular destination for camping and ATV enthusiasts. As a result, the panel has suffered tremendously over the years. Hundreds of […]

Coal Bed Village Site Protection

Coal Bed Village is a very large, very important Ancestral Puebloan (or Anasazi culture) archaeological site on school trust land in San Juan County, Utah. One of the largest sites in the area, Coal Bed Village has been known to the archaeological world since the 1870s. Unfortunately, during this time the site has suffered greatly […]

Cave Towers Site Protection

Cave Towers is an archaeological site built and used by the Ancestral Puebloan people, likely between A.D. 1000–1300. The dramatic site, part of which resides on school trust lands, includes towers, kivas, and other structures that are centered around a “cave” and natural spring. The site is well-known locally and has been a popular tourist […]

Jacob City Fire Rehab

The Jacob City Fire was a human-caused blaze that started in July of 2022 on trust lands just east of the town of Stockton, Utah. The fire burned over 4,500 acres of trust, private, and BLM lands, with 1,321 acres of trust lands being damaged in the process. Unfortunately, the fire heavily impacted the watershed […]

La Sal – Dark Canyon Stream Rehabilitation

Dark Canyon Lake is a hidden gem located at the base of Mt. Peale in the La Sal Mountain Range. For many decades, this high-alpine retreat has been mostly known by locals. In recent years, the area—especially the lake—has increased in popularity. Most recreationalists used the area for camping, fishing, hunting, and hiking. Dark Canyon […]

La Sal OHV Project

Trust Lands manages two large properties—comprising 27,500 acres—on the east side of the La Sal Mountain Range in Grand and San Juan Counties. In 2008-09 a comprehensive route inventory was conducted which identified a 40% increase in user-created routes over the previous 15 years. Trust Lands undertook a project to develop a comprehensive travel management […]

Tabby Mountain – McDonald Basin/Red Creek Crossing Stabilization

McDonald Basin is a popular hunting and recreation area west of Tabby Mountain where the principal economic uses of the property have been forestry and grazing. The main access road to McDonald Basin crosses Red Creek, and so when a new beaver dam built near the creek crossing significantly raised the water level, it resulted […]

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