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Office of School & Public Lands Duties and Responsibilities:

     
  • Manages the $170 million Permanent Trust Fund

  • Apportions approximately $9.39 million dollars annually to the state’s school districts and endowed institutions

  • Issues and maintains over 2,880 grazing leases for 750,000+ acres of trust land. Of those leases, there are currently 1,200 lease holders

  • Inspects and repairs 98 state owned CCC and WPA Dams

  • Manages 5.2 million mineral acres

  • Issues and monitors all mineral leases for the State

  • Controls noxious weeds on school and public lands, state-owned dams and meandered lakes

  • Records land transactions for easements on right-of-ways and state-owned lands

  • Receipting and accounting of about $9 million annually for payments on contracts, grazing, oil, gas, and mineral leases

  • Serves as the state’s real estate agency by purchasing and selling property as requested by the legislature or other state agencies

  • Issues Seismic Permits on state-owned mineral acres

  • As of December 2010, we have 638 Mineral, Oil, and Gas leases. Included in that total, we have 91 leases with producing wells

  • 218,001.50 acres of Increment status in Harding and Perkins Counties and 22,688.47 acres in Spink County

 
Constitutional Amendments

 

Annual Report 2009

Annual Report 2010

Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2013

 

Related Website Links

 

School and Public Lands Codified Laws