Data Type: GIS Data Layer
Steward(s): SITLA, BLM, & Partners
Cadastre.LandOwnership feature class depicts land ownership status and areas of responsibility for the State of Utah surface lands at a scale of 1:24,000. Maintenance of this data layer is performed by a cooperative federal and state effort between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA). Cadastre.LandOwnership is a statewide dataset of land ownership status, and therefore is a compilation of all surface land ownership administration, and designation categories. Both the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) update this dataset regularly. Revisions of the dataset are made available weekly through the AGRC SGID Database Server. Standard colors are recommended when displaying this feature class. A layer file containing the standard color scheme is available by contacting SITLA GIS staff directly by calling 801-538-5100, emailing TLA-GIS@utah.gov, or visiting http://trustlands.utah.gov.
Users are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the data content in the fields named: OWNER, OWNERAGENCY, ADMIN, DESIG and the two label fields as values from these fields can be used to select subsets for display or analysis (see example layers below).
Important descriptive attribute fields listed with valid values or, a short description of features with 'name' label attributes and examples.
Describes the "Type" of Land Use or Designation. This field characterizes general land management designations for parcels of land and describes how, or for what use the land is to be managed (ex: Designated as Wilderness, National Park, State Park). This field can accommodate, if necessary, further withdrawals, leases, or permits designated by the ADMIN. E.g. If the USFS places a withdrawal on a parcel, i.e. for wilderness designation, the DESIG field can be used to account for this case. However, only a single designation can be addressed in the DESIG field; we cannot account for multiple withdrawals, leases, or permits on a parcel in this data standard. The data steward or editor must decide the most pertinent information to describe in the DESIG field.
This field contains label text if the feature is a:
Examples: Arches National Park (Klondike Bluffs), Canyonlands National Park (The Needles District), Dugway Proving Grounds US Army, Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge, Grand Gulch Primitive Area, Uinta National Forest (Mount Nebo Wilderness Area), White Mesa Ute Tribal Lands
This field contains label text if the feature is a:
Examples: 9-Mile State Wildlife Area, Dead Horse Point State Park, State Trust Lands Book Cliffs Block, Whiterocks Fish Hatchery
Note: Shape_area field is in square meters.
- Contact SITLA GIS Staff by email or phone (801)538-5100.
- School and Institutional Trust Lands Administartion (SITLA)
- SITLA GIS page (Mineral Lease Offerings, Mineral Ownership, Land Ownership layer files, etc.
- Burea of Land Management
Land Ownership Subset Query Examples
The following land ownership-related data layers can easily be derived from Cadastre.LandOwnership by using subset (defintion) queries to select a specific set of features:
Land owned by the Federal Government. This includes land administered by the US Bureau of Land Management, the US Bureau of Reclamation, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Energy, the US National Park Service, the Utah State Department of Wildlife Resources, the US Forest Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and, in some cases, the Utah State Department of State Parks. To work with only federal lands, specify a SELECT Where Clause of:
OWNER = 'Federal'
Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM has a multi-use mission. Land uses include energy development, livestock grazing, recreation, and timber harvesting, while protecting a wide array of natural, cultural, and historical resources.
To work with only BLM administered lands (may be different than BLM-owned lands), specify a SELECT Where Clause of:
ADMIN = 'BLM'
National Parks and Monuments. There are five national parks in Utah and seven national monuments in Utah. To work with only National Parks and Monuments (Grand Staircase Escalante NM is adminstered by the BLM), specify a SELECT Where Clause of:
(ADMIN = 'NPS' or ADMIN = 'BLM') and (DESIG = 'National Park' or DESIG = 'National Monument')
To work with all National Park Service Parks, Monuments, & Recreation areas specify a SELECT Where Clause of:
ADMIN = 'NPS'
Private land. In this subset, all non-public lands are assumed private. Private land includes town, city, and county held properties. To work with only Privately* held lands, specify a SELECT Where Clause of:
OWNER = 'Private'
* Note that lands designated as private may include land currently held by local and other government agencies, not considered to be part of the public lands inventory.
School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA). SITLA is an independent agency of Utah State government. It was created in 1994 by the Utah State Legislature to manage lands granted to the State of Utah by the United States for the support of public schools and other beneficiary institutions. To work with only land held by the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA), specify a SELECT Where Clause of:
OWNER AGENCY = 'SITLA'
Native American Tribal Land.
To work with only Tribal lands* specify a SELECT Where Clause of:
Owner = 'Tribal'
* Note, some private land held by tribes may not be reflected.
Wilderness. Congressional designated wilderness (BLM and US Forest Service)
To work with only formally designated wilderness areas (USFS and BLM), specify a SELECT Where Clause of:
DESIG = 'Wilderness'