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Counties across Utah increasing fire restrictions

SALT LAKE CITY – Due to another year of severe drought, Color Country, Central Utah, and Northern Utah Interagency Fire Managers are implementing fire restrictions beginning July 18 on all unincorporated county, state and federally administered public lands in the following Utah counties: Juab, Millard, Wayne, Piute, Sevier, Sanpete, Box Elder, Weber, Cache, Rich, Morgan,… Read more »

Utah School & Institutional Trust Lands Administration Names New Director

Management of over 3 million acres of land and hundreds of millions of dollars in public school funding gets new vision and leadership SALT LAKE CITY (Mar. 31, 2022) – The State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration’s (SITLA) Board of Trustees, by unanimous vote and with the consent of Governor Spencer J…. Read more »

Cinnamon Creek Sale Provides Critical Support

Utah’s Reservoirs and Public Schools Benefit Big SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 17, 2021) – The State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) sold its largest parcel to date for $20,000,013 yesterday. The winning bid for the 8,100-acre Cinnamon Creek parcel was relayed to the agency by EnergyNet, the online auction and land sales company… Read more »

SITLA Proud of Local Award Winners

Range Managers recognized for expertise and knowledge SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 10, 2021) – The Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) is proud to announce the winner of the 2021 Range Manager of the Year Award is one of their own. Scott Chamberlain, a Southern Utah native, was given the award last week… Read more »

Statewide Fire Restrictions on Trust Lands, Public Lands

With record low fuel moisture, widespread drought conditions and extreme fire danger, the State of Utah, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands (FFSL) is enacting statewide stage 1 fire restrictions for all State Lands and all private lands outside of city/town borders. Please read the order and full news release… Read more »

Trust Lands Are Site for New Hospital in Washington County

SITLA finalized a development project with Steward Health Care, the nation’s largest private, physician-owned health care network. Steward will build a new state-of-the-art hospital on trust lands in Washington County. The new hospital will be located within the City of Washington at the milepost 13 interchange off Interstate 15. Washington connects with St. George and… Read more »

Land Trusts Protection & Advocacy FY 2020 Reports

The Utah Land Trusts Protection and Advocacy Office released its FY 2020 Annual Report and FY 2020 Beneficiary Reports. These reports outline the Utah School and Institutional Trust System revenue, investments, and distributions for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.    The Utah Legislature created the Land Trusts Protection and Advocacy Office in 2018…. Read more »

Agencies Debut New Utah Trust System Video

Utah State Treasurer David Damschen narrates a new video explaining the Utah School and Institutional Trust System. The video outlines the four agencies tasked with managing Utah’s trust system. Treasurer Damshen explains the history of the Trust, which began in 1894. He also explains each agency and their separate fiduciary responsibilities. Trust Land Management: School… Read more »

$2 Billion in Revenue, FY2020 Annual Report

Fiscal year 2020 helped SITLA reach $2 billion in total revenue since the agency’s inception in 1994. SITLA manages Utah’s 3.4 million acres of trust lands on behalf of 12 beneficiaries. The agency generates revenue from energy, minerals, real estate, and surface development. Please see the SITLA FY2020 Annual Report, which includes updates from each… Read more »

Auction Nets $1.37M for K12, School for the Deaf

SITLA sold seven trust land parcels at its biannual public auction this week. The land auction generated $1,372,750 for two trust land endowments, K12 public schools and Utah School for the Deaf. All but one of the eight parcels offered by SITLA sold during the agency’s first online public auction. The 1.47-acre Highway 91 parcel… Read more »