Back to School with $82.66 Million in Trust Funds

As the new school year begins with a record $82.66 million in School LAND Trust Funds, the School Children’s Trust Section at the Utah State Board of Education urges parents to join their School Community Councils and determine how to best spend their school’s trust funds. Every K-12 school in Utah has its own 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, effective June 1, 2019.  Should you have comments or questions, please contact: LaVonne Garrison 801-538-5197

New 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  The current rules have been repealed and replaced with these revised rules , effective June 1, 2019.  Should you have comments or questions, please contact: LaVonne Garrison 801-538-5197

Torgerson Receives Governor’s Award for Excellence

Congratulations to SITLA Resource Specialist Bryan Torgerson who received the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence earlier this month. The 14-year manager of SITLA’s Southeastern Area Office in Moab, Bryan was cited for his outstanding public service to the State of Utah and commitment to trust land beneficiaries. Bryan was recognized for his leadership and diplomacy… Read more »

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 »

#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 »