Wyoming 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 12/10/2018 (4th Quarter) Lease Sale

  • Week of 12/20/2018 (4th Quarter) Lease Sale first (of two) preliminary parcel list (posted 1/30/2018) ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.
  • Maps: Overview map, maps showing conflicts with species and special areas, and maps showing conflicts with game species.
  • Parcels in the sale: Google Earth kmz | zipped Shapefile
  • According to the GIS data, the initial parcel list consists of 393 parcels/698,589.82 acres in the High Desert District (HDD). 60 parcels/111,506.7 acres in the Kemmerer Field Office,  24 parcels/29,378.49 acres in the Pinedale Field Office, 117 parcels/ 179,329.22 acres in the Rawlins, 185 parcels / 365,683.02 acres in the Rock Springs Field Office, and 7 parcels/ 12,692.39  acres in parcels with portions in both the Rawlins and Rock Springs Field Offices. These parcels are in Carbon, Lincoln, Sublette, Sweetwater, and Uinta Counties.
  • No comment period for this sale has been announced yet. A second preliminary parcel list is expected to be released based on expressions of interest filed through June 1, 2018. The schedule for BLM Wyoming’s 2018 and 2019 lease sales and Maps and Data for this sale are available on the ePlanning website for Wyoming 2018 Lease Sales.
  • Impacts identified from the preliminary parcel list include
    • Important areas for prairie dogs
    • Important areas for greater sage-grouse including Sagebrush Focal Areas (SFA) and priority habitat management areas (PHMA) and core areas defined by Wyoming Game & Fish.
    • BLM Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs – Natural Corrals, Red Creek Portion, Sage Creek Portion Gr. Red Cr., Sand Hills/JO Ranch ACEC, SSP Species)
    • Citizen’s Proposed ACECs (prairie-dog complexes)
    • Citizens’ Proposed Wilderness (Adobe Town, Kinney Rim, Red Creek Badlands (incl. Teepee Mts.), and Wild Cow Creek)
    • Land adjacent to BLM Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs – Adobe Town, Red Creek Badlands, South Pinnacles)
    • Land within 10 miles of Fossil Butte National Monument.
    • Lands identified by the BLM as possessing Wilderness Characteristics.

Week of 9/17/2018  (3rd Quarter) Lease Sale

Environmental Assessment (EA)

EA Part 2 (posted 5/24/2018)

  • BLM Wyoming is proposing to offer 254 parcels/about 286,000 acres.  Earlier this year, the BLM released environmental assessments for 106 parcels in the High Plains and Wind River/Bighorn Basin, and accepted comments on them at that time. Parcels in the Part 2 EA are in Bighorn, Campbell, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Hot Springs, Johnson, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Washakie, and Weston counties and in Buffalo, Casper, Lander, Newcastle, Pinedale, Rawlins, Rock Springs, and Worland Field Offices.
  • Comments will be accepted through Thursday, June 7, 2018. The Environmental Assessment and supporting documents are available on Wyoming 2018 3rd Quarter Oil and Gas Lease Sale – Part 2 ePlanning webpage. Information on how to comment is available in the Press Release.
  • The screen and maps includes parcels that are deleted, deferred, partially deleted, partially deferred in the preferred alternative. These parcels are identified in the screen and on the map.
  • Significant conservation conflict overlaps include:
    • Important areas for prairie dogs
    • Important areas for greater sage-grouse (including BLM priority habitat management areas (PHMA) and core areas defined by Wyoming Game & Fish)
    • Citizens’ Proposed Wilderness including Honeycomb Buttes, Kinney Rim, and Pinnacles.
    • Areas identified by BLM as having Wilderness Characteristics
    • The Historic Trails Special Management Area in the Rawlins Field Office
    • The Fifteen Mile MLP area
  • Proposed parcels: Google Earth kmz | zipped Shapefile (Yellow=sale, Blue= Defer/Delete Part, Green = Defer/Delete All)
  • EA Part 2 ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

EA Part 1 (posted 1/28/2018)

6/20-21/2018 (2nd Quarter) Lease Sale

Sale Notice (posted 5/7/2018)

  • Protest are due by 4:00 PM Thursday, May 17, 2018.
  • The Sale Notice, final EA, and supporting documents are available on the ePlanning website for Wyoming 2018 Lease Sales. There is important information about how to protest in the Sale Notice. There is additional information in the Press Release. The updated protest deadline is shown in this Information Notice #1.
  • BLM Wyoming is proposing to offer 162 parcels/198,588.57 acres in the Kemmerer, Rawlins and Rock Springs Field Offices.
  • Proposed parcels: Google Earth kmz | zipped Shapefile
  • Significant conservation conflict overlaps include:
    • Important areas for prairie dogs and greater sage-grouse (including sagebrush focal areas (SFA) and other priority habitat management areas (PHMA))
    • State Wildlife Habitat Management Areas
    • Citizens’ Proposed Wilderness (Adobe Town, Kinney Rim, and East Sand Dunes/Alkali Basin)
    • Unique Lands Designated by WY Environmental Quality Council (Adobe Town Very Rare or Uncommon)
    • Lands Possessing Wilderness Characteristics (North Cow Creek).
  • ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Environmental Assessment (posted 10/28/2017): Maps: Overview map, maps showing conflicts with species and special areas, and maps showing conflicts with game species.  ABI Screen.

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