Supplemental Closure Order Issued for PR Springs – Modified 7/14/14

The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration issued a revised  following unauthorized public entry on state trust lands permitted for mine development in connection with U.S. Oil Sands operations at PR Springs in Uintah and Ground counties. To protect public health and safety, the  includes a boundary map to confirm and clarify all areas closed… Read more »

State Office of Education: 10 Money Ideas for Public Schools

At the June 2014 SITLA Board of Trustees’ meeting, Utah Office of Education School Children’s Trust Specialist Aaron Garrett identified 10 areas of focus for SITLA to optimize revenue for public schools.

U.S. Senate Approves Land Transfer – Ute Tribe, Public Schools and BLM to Benefit

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation, which will protect Ute tribal lands while generating oil and gas revenues for the Ute Tribe, Utah’s public schools, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Passed yesterday, the Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act (H.R. 356/S.27) allows the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) to… Read more »

SITLA Land Sale Auction Earns More Than $650,000 for Permanent School Fund

The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) sold two parcels of school trust land at its biannual public auction held on June 25, 2014, earning $656,000 for Utah’s public schools. The 34.91-acre Buffalo Hollow parcel in Emery County sold for $46,000 and the 364-acre Sweetwater parcel in Sevier County sold for $610,000. All proceeds… Read more »

Western States Land Commissioners Association Applauds Introduction of ACE Act

The Western States Land Commissioners Association (WSLCA), of which SITLA is a member, applauds the introduction of the Advancing Conservation and Education Act of 2014 (ACE) by Congressman Rob Bishop R-UT and Congressman Peter DeFazio D-OR in the U.S. House of Representatives. The act, crafted by WSLCA and its members, will enhance funding of public… Read more »

Competitive Mineral Lease Offering | July
Learn more about the July 2014 Competitive Lease Offering for oil, gas, and associated hydrocarbons and other mineral commodities.
Western States Land Commissioners Association | July 20-24
Representatives from the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration will attend the Western States Land Commissioners Association (WSCLA) summer conference. WSCLA brings together key land managers responsible for overseeing the administration of more than 440 million acres of public and school trust land assets in 23 western states.
27th Annual Utah Rural Summit | August 7-8
The Trust Lands Administration is a proud sponsor of the Utah Rural Summit, which is administered and presented by the Southern Utah University (SUU) Office of Regional Services and the Utah Center for Rural Life at SUU.
Board of Trustees Meeting | August 21
The School and Institutional Trust Lands Board of Trustees will meet and discuss several lands and operational issues. The exact public meeting time is not yet confirmed. Please visit the Utah Public Notice website for current information, including the full agenda.
Board of Trustees Meeting | September 18
The School and Institutional Trust Lands Board of Trustees will meet and discuss several lands and operational issues. The exact public meeting time is not yet confirmed. Please visit the Utah Public Notice website for current information, including the full agenda.