School Trust Lands

The state school trust consists of land assets and funds generated from the land assets. By state constitutional mandate, the assets must generate income for the beneficiaries—Wyoming’s public schools. The trust lands are used commercially, producing income from leases for development such as wind turbines, oil and gas, livestock grazing, timber harvesting, or land sales to fund public education throughout the state. Wyoming’s state school trust is very large, totaling 3.5 million surface acres and 3.9 million mineral acres.

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