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.

 

December 2018 Lease Sale (Week of 12/10/2018, 4th Quarter)

Environmental Assessment (posted 8/29/2018)

  • Comments are due by 4 p.m. MST on Wednesday, September. 12, 2018.
  • Proposed parcels: Google Earth kmz | GIS Shapefile (zipped)
  • According to the press release, BLM Wyoming is proposing to offer 581 parcels / 780,679.36 acres  located throughout the state.
  • The Environmental Assessments documents and a link for providing comments are available at the Wyoming 4th Quarter Oil and Gas Lease Sale Environmental Assessment ePlanning webpage. Additional information about the sale is 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.
    • Partial overlap with the Red Desert to Hoback mule deer migration corridor identified by the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish as discussed in the press release.
    • BLM Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs – Greater Sand Dunes, Jackson Canyon, Salt Creek Drainage, Sand Hills/JO Ranch, and South Pass Historic Landscape) and BLM Proposed ACECs (Catonment Reno, Pumpkin Buttes, and SSP Species)
    • BLM Special Management Areas (Chain Lakes SMA/ACEC, Historic Trails ACEC, Red Rim-Daley SMA/ACEC)
    • Citizen’s Proposed ACECs (prairie-dog complexes)
    • Citizens’ Proposed Wilderness (Adobe Town, Kinney Rim, Pinnacles (incl. Parnell Creek, Bush Rim, Alkalai Draw), and Wild Cow Creek)
    • Land adjacent to BLM Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs – Adobe Town, Alkali Draw, South Pinnacles)
    • Land within 10 miles of Devils Tower National Monument and of Fossil Butte National Monument.
    • Lands identified by the BLM as possessing Wilderness Characteristics.
  • ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Pre-EA Preliminary Parcel List: (ABI Screen. Maps: Overview map, maps showing conflicts with species and special areas, and maps showing conflicts with game species. Parcels proposed: Google Earth kmz | zipped Shapefile

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

Sale Notice (posted 8/1/2018)

  • Protest are due by 4:00 PM August 13, 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.
  • BLM Wyoming is proposing to offer 350 parcels/355,819 acres in the Buffalo, Casper, Cody, Lander, Newcastle, Pinedale, Rawlins, Rock Springs and Worland Field Offices..
  • Proposed parcels: Google Earth kmz | zipped Shapefile
  • Significant conservation conflict overlaps include:
    • Important areas for prairie dogs and greater sage-grouse (including core areas, occupied leks .6 mile buffer, sagebrush focal areas (SFA) and other priority habitat management areas (PHMA))
    • Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC)
    • State Wildlife Habitat Management Areas
    • Citizens’ Proposed Wilderness
    • Inventoried Roadless Areas
    • Unique Lands Designated by WY Environmental Quality Council
    • Lands Possessing Wilderness Characteristics
    • Special Management Areas
    • TNC Conservation Lands
    • Wilderness Study Areas
  • ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Environmental Assessment (EA)

EA Part 2 (posted 5/24/2018):  Proposed parcels: Google Earth kmz | zipped Shapefile (Yellow=sale, Blue= Defer/Delete Part, Green = Defer/Delete All) and ABI Screen.

EA Part 1 (posted 1/28/2018): Proposed Parcels: Google Earth kmz | zipped Shapefile (Yellow=sale, Blue= Defer/Delete Part, Green = Defer/Delete All). Maps: Overview map, maps showing conflicts with species and special areas, and maps showing conflicts with game species and ABI Screen.

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