BLM conveys 483 acres to State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration

SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management has finalized the conveyance of two parcels totaling slightly more than 483 acres to the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration in Utah County. The conveyance will provide economic benefit to the local community, while helping fund the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at Utah State University located in Logan, Utah. The BLM’s issuance of the patent to the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration is the final step in fulfilling a portion of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which was signed into law on March 12, 2019.

“The BLM greatly values its relationship with the State of Utah and is pleased to convey these two parcels with revenue-producing potential into trust lands where the parcels may better serve communities in Utah County and provide funds for Utah schools and institutions,” said BLM West Desert District Manager Michael Gates.

“The State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration is excited to acquire these lands and put them to work generating revenue for the local community,” said Chris Fausett, Managing Director of Surface with the Trust Lands Administration. “Activity on these lands will not only produce revenue for our beneficiary institutions, but the parcels will continue to drive economic growth for the surrounding area. We appreciate the time and effort our federal partners have put into making this conveyance a reality. It's a win-win for everyone involved.”

The Dingell Act directed a conveyance to fulfill land grants made in sections 6, 8 and 12 of the Utah Enabling Act of July 16, 1894, without further land use planning. The two parcels, selected by the State of Utah, are in the Lake Mountains of Utah County, adjacent to the cities of Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain. Valid existing rights will be transferred between the BLM and state.

For additional information, please contact Todd Marks, Salt Lake Assistant Field Manager – Non-renewables, at 801-320-8300.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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