The Arizona State Land Department manages approximately 9.2 million acres of State Trust lands within Arizona. These lands were granted to the State under the provisions of the federal Enabling Act that provided for Arizona’s statehood in 1912. These lands are held in trust and managed for the sole purpose of generating revenues for the 13 State Trust land beneficiaries, the largest of which is Arizona’s K-12 education. In FY 2013 Trust land revenues exceeded $318,000,000.
To manage State Trust lands and resources to enhance value and optimize economic return for the Trust beneficiaries, consistent with sound stewardship, conservation, and business management principles supporting socioeconomic goals for citizens here today and generations to come. To manage and provide support for resource conservation programs for the well-being of the public and the State's natural environment.
- To implement a progressive asset management process, to improve the quality and efficiency of the Department’s decision making, and to meet the requirements of the Growing Smarter and Growing Smarter Plus Acts.
- To enhance revenue production.
- To improve efficiency in processing revenue production activities.
- To incorporate environmental protection into the Department’s management actions to enhance the future productivity of the Trust’s land and assets.
- To continue an effective land conservation of appropriate State lands while ensuring continued economic benefits to the Trust.
- To improve the availability of information and to increase the analytical capabilities of the Agency.
- To continue to develop and implement measures to improve internal and external customer service.
- To improve internal and external communication.
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