Oil and Gas Watch

Oil and Gas Development on Federal Lands

Each year the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) leases thousands of acres of public land to corporations and individuals for oil and gas development. The process, which is documented below, allows for public input, protest, and parcel removal. Rocky Mountain Wild monitors all lease sales in our region and prepares screens that identify conflicts with at-risk species and other conservation values. We share these tools with conservation organizations and the public to increase engagement in this process. We also prepare our own comments and protests on parcels. To date we have been directly involved in the deferral of 2 million acres of public land from oil and gas development.

Information on federal oil and gas lease sales, including interactive maps (and more below) can be found on our Upcoming Oil and Gas Lease Sales pages for Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Information on how to engage in the process is in our Oil & Gas Toolbox for Activists.

Oil and Gas Lease Sale Dates

This calendar shows dates for oil and gas leasing on federal lands for the Rocky Mountain West including Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. If you would like to receive alerts when there is an opportunity for public involvement, please email Paige.

Disclaimer: Rocky Mountain Wild regularly visits BLM web pages to create this calendar. However the dates change without notice and sometimes we don’t have the latest dates. The most up-to-date information is on the BLM Regional Oil and Gas Leasing webpages or associated ePlanning sites. Links to those pages are on the BLM Oil and Gas Program Leasing Webpage.