Utah Upcoming Oil and Gas Lease Sales

The Oil & Gas Lease Sales map below shows parcels proposed to be offered for lease by the Bureau of Land Management. This interactive map shows current and upcoming lease sales and their conflicts with wildlife and natural areas. More information on upcoming leases is shown below the map.

Advice on how to use the map: Zoom in to see conservation conflicts. Click on parcels or conservation conflict areas for more information. Scroll through pop-ups for multiple overlapping areas by clicking on the right triangle/arrow.

 

December 2018 Lease Sale (Week of 12/10-14/2018)

Lease Sale Scoping (posted 7/16/2018)

  • Comments must be received by 4:30 PM on July 31, 2018. Information on how to comment is available on the BLM Utah Oil and Gas Leasing webpage with additional information on the December 2018 Oil and Gas Lease Sale ePlanning website.
  • According to the parcel list, UT BLM is analyzing 224 parcels/329,212 acres in the Moab, Monticello, Price, Richfield, Salt Lake and Vernal Field Offices in Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, Morgan, Rich, San Juan, Sevier, Summit and Uintah counties. Note that the listings for two parcels in the Salt Lake Field Office (UT-1218-381 and UT-1218-383) can be found in the Vernal Field Office parcel list. 
  • Significant conservation conflict overlaps include:
    • Greater sage-grouse Priority Habitat Management Areas (PHMA), brood habitat, winter habitat, management area (SMA) habitat and occupied leks 0.6 mile buffer
    • Black-footed ferret management area and primary management zone
    • Colorado pikeminnow critical habitat
    • Razorback sucker critical habitat
    • Mexican spotted owl critical habitat
    • Graham’s penstemon proposed critical habitat
    • White River penstemon proposed critical habitat
    • Duchesne milkvetch and Graham’s beardtongue occurrences
    • Book Cliffs, Lower Fish Creek and Three Corners State Wildlife Management Areas
    • Gunnison or white-tailed prairie dog active colony
    • White-tailed prairie dog areas
    • Alkali Ridge, Nine Mile and Red Creek Watershed Area of Critical Environmental Concerns (ACEC)
    • Graham’s penstemon citizens nominated ACEC
    • Inventoried Roadless Area
    • Lands with Wilderness Characteristics BLM Inventory Area
    • Lands with Wilderness Characteristics Citizens Inventory Area
    • Citizens’ proposed wilderness (Americas Red Rock Wilderness Act)
    • Winter Ridge and Horsehoe Canyon (North) Wilderness Study Areas
    • Book Cliffs TNC conservation lands
  • Lease sale parcels Scoping/EA: Google Earth kmz | zipped shapefile
  • ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

September 2018 Lease Sale (Week of 9/10-14/2018)

Lease Sale Notice (posted 7/26/2018)

  • Protests must be received by must be received by 4:30 PM on August 6, 2018.
  • Map: Interactive web map.
  • Information on how to protest is available in the Sale Notice on the Utah Oil and Gas Lease Sale webpage with more information in the here.
  • Proposed parcels: Google Earth kmz | zipped shapefile
  • BLM is offering 109 parcels, totaling approximately 204,172 acres in the Price, Fillmore and Salt Lake Field Offices. 76 parcels/158769 acres are in Emery County, 7 parcels/8890 acres in Juab County, 1 parcel/413 acres in Morgan County, 12 parcels/17697 acres in Rich County, 2 parcels/74 acres in Summit County, and 11 parcels/18784 acres in Utah County.
  • Significant conservation conflict overlaps include:
    • Greater sage-grouse Priority Habitat Management Areas (PHMA) and sagebrush focal areas (SFA)
    • White-tailed prairie dog areas
    • Dry Lake Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC)
    • Citizens’ proposed wilderness (Americas Red Rock Wilderness Act)
    • San Rafael Desert proposed Master Leasing Plan
    • Parcels within 10 miles of Canyonlands National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
  • ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Lease Sale Scoping and Environmental Assessment (EA) (posted 3/30/2018)

  • Comments must be received by 4:30 PM on Monday, April 16, 2018. Information on how to comment is available on the BLM Utah Oil and Gas Leasing webpage with additional information on the September 2018 Oil and Gas Lease Sale ePlanning website.
  • BLM prepared an EA proposing leasing 7 parcels / 8,832.132 acres in Juab County in the Fillmore Field Office, an EA proposing leasing 26 parcels / 36,395.64 acres in Rich, Summit, and Utah counties in the Salt Lake Field Office, and a Request for Scoping Comments on the following parcels in the Price Field Office: 76 parcels / 158,944.27 acres in Emery County, Utah 2 “sold but not issued” parcels / 6,389.24 acres in Emery County, and 16 suspended lease parcels / 38,379.95 in Wayne County.
  • Significant conservation conflict overlaps include:
    • Greater sage-grouse Priority Habitat Management Areas (PHMA) and sagebrush focal areas (SFA)
    • White-tailed prairie dog areas
    • Dry Lake Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC)
    • Citizens’ proposed wilderness (Americas Red Rock Wilderness Act)
    • San Rafael Desert proposed Master Leasing Plan
    • Parcels within 10 miles of Canyonlands National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
  • Lease sale parcels Scoping/EA: Google Earth kmz | zipped shapefile
  • ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.
  • Maps: Overview map and maps showing conflicts with species and special areas.

June 2018 Lease Sale (6/12/2018)

Lease Sale Notice (posted 4/26/2018)

  • Protests must be received by must be received by 4:30 PM on Monday, May 7, 2018.
  • Map: Interactive web map.
  • Information on how to protest is available in the Sale Notice on the Utah Oil and Gas Lease Sale webpage with more information in the Press Release.
  • Proposed parcels: Google Earth kmz | zipped shapefile
  • BLM is proposing to offer 12 parcels total in Utah. 4 parcels/3,788 acres are in Wayne, Sevier and Beaver counties. 8 additional parcels will be offered in the Vernal field office that were originally sold in the December 2017 sale but “for which timely payment was not made by the successful bidder.” An additional parcel will be offered in Idaho. Rocky Mountain Wild did not analyze that parcel.
  • Significant conservation conflict overlaps include:
    • Habitat for greater sage-grouse including priority habitat
    • BLM Nine Mile Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC)
    • Bad Land Cliffs area which was proposed for Wilderness designations in the America’s Red Rocks Wilderness Act of 2017
    • Areas identified by SUWA as having wilderness characteristics
    • Two parcels within 10 miles of Capitol Reef National Park
  • ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Lease Sale Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) and Environmental Assessment (EA) (posted 12/22/2017) ABI Screen. Maps: Overview Map and maps showing conflicts with species and special areas.

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