Surface, Water & Environment

University Lands manages the surface of the 2.1 million acres of PUF Lands. UL staff administers leases for a variety of activities, including:

  • Renewable energy development
  • Grazing, hunting and recreational leases
  • Pipeline, power line and utility easements
  • Business and commercial site leases
  • Churches, schools and municipal sites
  • Roads, highways and highway rest stops
  • Groundwater sales and management

Groundwater Management

Situated over major and minor aquifers, University Lands proactively manages its water resources. Water use by the petroleum industry and municipalities generates revenue for University Lands and supports the West Texas economy. University Lands promotes water sourcing from brackish aquifers and best industry practices.