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  The current rules will be repealed and replaced with these proposed revised rules.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

Two Schools Earn $500 in #BeMined Photo Challenge

Oscarson Elementary in Piute School District and Eisenhower Junior High School in Granite School District submitted winning photographs to the #BeMined Challenge showing how minerals power their classrooms, and won $500 each for science education at their schools. The Oscarson Elementary winning photograph, submitted by teacher Sally James and her fourth grade class, showed student… Read more »

Commercial Lease Opportunity in Kane County | Offers Accepted Until April 30, 2019

COMMERCIAL LEASE OPPORTUNITY The State of Utah Trust Lands Administration is seeking proposals for a lease on the following property: Township 43 South, Range 6 West, SLB&M Section: 16 (Approximately 600.08 Acres M/L) Sealed bids, business plans or proposals are due no later than April 30, 2019, and should include a check in the amount… Read more »

Agencies Urge Safe Target Shooting at West Mountain

To improve public safety in the communities around West Mountain, the Bureau of Land Management, Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA), Utah County Sheriff’s Department, and Santaquin City Police Department remind the public to use safe target shooting practices. Public lands on West Mountain serve as a backyard for nearby communities in Utah… Read more »

Tabby Mountain Sale Suspended

The SITLA Board of Trustees voted unanimously to temporarily suspend proceedings on a proposed sale of SITLA’s popular 28,000-acre Tabby Mountain property that has been under consideration by the agency and recently opened for competitive bids. At its monthly meeting today, members of the board of trustees were updated by the agency and received written… Read more »

BLM, SITLA Request Public Help to Protect Raptors

Each spring raptors return to the Indian Creek area for nesting.  Eagles, falcons, and other migratory birds use shallow depressions on ledges, cliffs and rock walls, and often return to the same site year after year to raise their young.  The BLM requests that hikers and climbers voluntarily avoid nest sites during critical nesting periods,… Read more »

#BeMinedUtah19 Photo Challenge

How do minerals power your school? We’re giving $500 to two schools who share a fun, creative photos showing how minerals power their students, classrooms, and schools. The #BeMinedUtah2019 statewide photo challenge is open to all K-12 public school students, teachers, principals, and administrators and runs the entire month of February. The Utah Division of Oil, Gas… Read more »