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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 »

BLM Releases Sevier Playa Potash Project for Public Comment

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Fillmore Field Office is initiating a 45-day public comment period for the Sevier Playa Potash Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) ending on January 14, 2019. This project helps to meet Administration priorities by increasing the availability of critical minerals, in this case sulfate of potash, which is used… Read more »

Logan HS, USU Extension Help Reforest Beaver Mountain

Twenty Logan High School students joined state foresters and other volunteers to help plant 3,000 ponderosa pine seedlings on school trust lands at Beaver Mountain, an event organized by the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (FFSL) and SITLA. SITLA Forester Adam Robison introduced students to a recently-harvested project area and discussed how… Read more »

SITLA Auction Nets $4 Million for Public School, Other Endowments

 SITLA sold 17 trust land parcels at its biannual public auction last week generating $4,013,060 for the endowments for public schools, state hospitals, teaching colleges, and reservoirs. The 17 parcels sold at public auction totaled just under 3,000 surface acres in nine counties throughout the state. By law, SITLA retains the mineral estate. The 240-acre… Read more »

October 24 Trust Lands Auction to Benefit Public Schools, State Hospitals

The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) will sell 18 trust land parcels at its biannual public auction at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 24 in the Deer Valley Room at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel located at 150 West 500 South. This is the largest sale of trust lands in recent history with… Read more »

Treasurer Damschen Announces Record-Breaking Trust Fund Distributions

Utah State Treasurer David Damschen today announced that the Permanent State School Fund will make the largest-ever distribution to Utah schools next year. Schools are slated to receive a record $82.66 million from the Permanent State School Fund in July 2019 – a 12 percent increase from this year’s distribution of $74 million and a… Read more »