FY 2016 Appropriation

The Lands Management program oversees the administration, planning, and management of 1.5 million acres of sovereign lands, including 2,200 miles of shoreline, under the public trust doctrine, and various parcels of uplands throughout Utah. The program develops and implements comprehensive and resource management plans, monitors and manages resources of those lands, and administers the surface and mineral estates through leases, permits, and easements. The program also manages oil, gas, and mineral leasing for all state agencies except School and Institutional Trust Land Administration (SITLA).

Lands Management establishes standards and formats for information technology and Geographic Information System (GIS) related applications used throughout the division. The program facilitates the division's databases and guides inventory and cataloging of existing statewide natural resources data. Other duties include web page adoption, implementing new hardware and software, software training, and development of new e-government applications.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $832,600 from all sources for Lands Management. This is a 3.7 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources.

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 101

Under the terms of 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that appropriations provided for the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands in Item 5, Chapter 5, Laws of Utah 2014, shall not lapse at the close of FY 2015. Expenditures of these funds are limited to: Sovereign Lands Projects $1,210,000; Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Dispute $100,000; Little Willow Water Line $32,000; Navigational Hazards Removal $20,000; Lands Maintenance $50,000; Information Database $110,000; Jordan River Assessment $27,000; Bear River Baseline $35,000; Bear Lake Public Access $50,000, Cedar City Office Building $1,000,000.

HB0003: Item 101

The Legislature intends that Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands purchase two new vehicles in FY 2015 through the Division of Fleet Operations.

SB0002: Item 148

The Legislature intends that the $250,000 for Bear Lake Access be contingent upon at least a 50% match from other state and/or local sources.

SB0002: Item 148

The Legislature intends that the $50,000 for Jordan River bank stabilization be contingent upon a one-to-one match from non-state sources.

SB0002: Item 148

The Legislature intends that the $250,000 for LiDAR for Northern Utah be contingent upon a one-to-one match from other state, federal, and/or local sources.

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