Peter W. Culp, Andy Laurenzi, Cynthia C. Tuell, and Alison Berry
Concentrated in nine western states, 42 million acres of state trust lands are an important public resource. Trust land managers uphold the fiduciary purpose of these lands for the designated beneficiaries—primarily K-12 public schools—and ensure the long-term sustainability of the trust. This Policy Focus Report, updated with data from 2013, offers a history of state trust lands and presents examples of management strategies and tools for asset management, residential and commercial development, conservation use, and collaborative planning.
This is an updated edition of a report originally published in 2006.