State Trust Land is distinguished from the public land such as parks or national forests because all uses of the land must benefit the 13 Trust beneficiaries. Congress, in granting the State Trust Land, recognized the value of the land and the importance of providing support to the public schools and public institutions.
The Common Schools (K-12) are the largest beneficiary owning approximately 87% of the land and receiving close to 90% of the revenue. More detailed information about the beneficiaries, acreage and revenues can be accessed via links to the Annual Report.
**Note: No description is given of the County Bond grant lands, because now that the bonds have been paid, the revenues from these grant lands go into the Common Schools Trust Fund.
Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2009-2010