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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »