NASTL Horizontal CMYK 300

Membership with National Association of State Trust Lands

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The National Association of State Trust Lands is a non-profit consortium of Administrators of State-owned Trust Lands totaling more than 515 million acres of trust lands, minerals, and waterways in 21 western states.

NASTL's services and activities assist states in managing assets that help fund public education.

The combined holdings of the NASTL member states represent the second largest owner of land and minerals in the United States, second only to the federal government.

NASTL Objectives

  • to maximize the earnings and preserve the assets of the member states' educational trusts and encourage prudent administration of those trusts;
  • to acquire and evaluate information regarding public land, water and resource management policies;
  • to develop prudent public land and water management policies; and
  • to provide information, education, and assistance concerning the foregoing to the member states and interested parties.

NASTL Membership

NASTL adopted an Affiliate Membership Program to provide Valued Supporters, including public and private entities and individuals who share common interests in the NASTL's objectives, with an opportunity to formally communicate and cooperate with NASTL members. The Program offers Affiliate Members the opportunity to participate in the NASTL's biannual conferences and to talk directly with other members on issues important to both. Applicants must be a corporation, non-profit entity, or an individual that has been recommended by a member state, approved by the NASTL Executive Committee and has paid at least one year of annual dues.

Affiliate Membership is designed to:

  • Enhance and extend NASTL, our educational missions, institutional impacts, influence and positive public image
  • Develop or strengthen relationships with organizations that complement our mission
  • Share intellectual & social capital
  • Desired Outcomes:
  • Expand diversity of NASTL members and audiences
  • Enhance distribution of NASTL outputs to new, relevant markets
  • Augment opportunities to develop, share & evaluate information regarding land, water and other resource management policies and practices
  • Help member states maximize the earnings and preserve the assets of educational trusts

For more information regarding State Membership or Affiliate Membership, please visit Our Members.

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