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.

 

Week of 9/10-14/2018

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.

6/12/2018 Lease Sale

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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