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SITLA Opens Vernal Office

SITLA has established a regional office in Vernal to better collaborate with the Ute Tribe, private business, government agencies, and the community on energy development and other SITLA projects in the Uinta Basin. SITLA Oil and Gas Resource Specialist Tyson Todd, who is originally from Roosevelt, will lead the office located in the Uintah County… Read more »

Rep. Chris Stewart’s ACE Act Passes the House

Rep. Chris Stewart’s bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4257 the Advancing Conservation and Education (ACE) Act, was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives. In Utah, and throughout the western United States, millions of acres of school trust lands are trapped within wilderness areas, national parks, national monuments and other areas that have been set aside for… Read more »

2018 Friends of the Trust

School and Institutional Trust Lands Director David Ure presented Gayle McKeachnie and Margaret Dayton with 2018 Friend of the Trust awards earlier this month for their advocacy and support of Utah’s K-12 public school trust and its $2.5 billion endowment. Throughout their public service, both McKeachnie and Dayton have supported and sponsored legislation to move… Read more »

Con Amore, North Point Elementary Win #SITLAFunds2018 Challenge

Congratulations to the Con Amore School in Duchesne County School District and North Point Elementary in Alpine School District for winning the #SITLAfunds18 Photo Challenge this year. Each school received $1000 to supplement their School LAND Trust Funds. In cooperation with the School Children’s Trust Office at the Utah Office of Education, SITLA organized the… Read more »

Career Opportunities at Utah Trust Lands

SITLA is recruiting a professional to join its team and help the agency meet its mission of administering trust lands prudently and profitably for Utah’s schoolchildren and other trust beneficiaries: IT Analyst III / Application Developer / .NET / JAVA:  This position supports SITLA by designing secure, modern systems that assist with public land management. Utah… Read more »

#SITLAfunds18 Photo Challenge Underway

SITLA launched its #SITLAfunds18 Photo Challenge today calling for K-12 public schools to show how they are using their share of a record $64.25 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 – #SITLAfunds18 Photo Challenge. 2017 winners… Read more »

Senator Hinkins Named Friend of the Trust

Senator David Hinkins received the 2017 Friend of the Trust Award at a ceremony held at Emery High School in Castle Dale Tuesday, December 19. Emery County School District Superintendent Larry W. Davis, Emery High School Principal Steven Gordon, and Emery High School students joined in the presentation. The Utah State Board of Education (USBE)… Read more »

Trust Land Timber Harvest at Beaver Mountain

SITLA is working with a private contractor to reduce wildfire risk and protect area recreation opportunities through a timber harvest project on school trust lands at Beaver Mountain. While leaving trees in place may be more aesthetically pleasing for the short-term, timber harvesting is an important part of sustainable forest management. Read more about this… Read more »

Auction Earns $1 Million for Public Schools

On behalf of Utah’s public schools, the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) sold 1,429 school trust land acres at public auction today, generating $1,042,000 for the Permanent School Fund. The 630-acre Modena parcel in Iron County sold for $279,000. The Horse Creek-Indian Head and Kyune Creek parcels in Utah County sold for $50,000… Read more »

SITLA, Volunteers Remove Eight Tons of Trash Near Eagle Mountain

The Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) organized a four-day trash cleanup from an area east of Eagle Mountain and south of Kiowa Valley subdivision, hauling away 8.37 tons of trash and 28 discarded tires. SITLA Environmental Compliance Officer Sonja Wallace coordinated the effort and reported 50 volunteers filled eight roll-off dumpster containers…. Read more »