Natural Resources Program
The Natural Resources Division administers all natural resource-related leases, Conservation Districts and any natural resource issue affecting State Trust land. Leasing categories include grazing, agriculture, mineral, mineral material, exploration, and apiary. Other administrative areas include water sales, mineral material sales, water rights administration, dam safety, trespass, recreational permits, environmental contamination, and cultural resources.
Permits Available for Recreation on State Trust Land
Arizona State Trust lands are not public lands such as National Parks or Federal Forests. Any use of State Trust land requires a permit from the Arizona State Land Department with a few exceptions. Permits
are available in several formats to accommodate individual, family and group needs.
Rangeland Management Program: A Good Use of Remote State Trust Land
on Arizona's State Trust land is a mutual effort between the Land Department and its grazing lessees. Because of the location and type of State Trust land, livestock grazing takes place on more acres of State Trust land than any other use.
Environmental Resources & Trespass Program
Investigates and resolves unauthorized and illegal use of State Trust land, and manages the Land Maintenance Fund for cleanup and protection projects.
Environmental Contamination Prevention and Remediation Program
Environmental Contamination Prevention and Remediation
Investigates hazardous or regulated substance contamination of State Trust land. Provides technical assistance to other areas of the Agency and oversight of remediation projects.
Cultural Resources Management Program
Coordinates interagency review of proposed revenue producing Trust land use to ensure compliance with the State Historic Preservation Act.