The Oil and 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 for more detail. Select the layer list icon in the upper left, expand and turn on conservation_conflicts and other layers and sublayers. 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.
Oil and gas leasing is on hold for most of Colorado while the Bureau of Land Management is completing Resource Management Plans revisions and amendments. The proposed September 2024 lease sale is for federal minerals managed by the Forest Service and is offered by the Bureau under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) obligation.
September (Q3) 2024 Lease Sale
Scoping (posted 1/16/2024)
- Scoping comments on the parcel proposed to be offered for lease in September 2024 are due Thursday, February 15, 2024. Comments must be submitted through the links provided to the electronic comment form under the Participate Now or Documents section of the September 2024 Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale ePlanning page. Additional information about the sale is available in the Press Release and on the BLM Colorado Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
- According to the website and documents, BLM is proposing to offer 1 parcel / 120 acres in Northeast Colorado. The parcel is in Weld County in the Royal Gorge Field Office. The parcel is on federal minerals managed by the Pawnee National Grassland (Forest Service).
- Conflicts identified include overlaps with:
- High priority habitat for aquatic native species
- High priority winter habitat for mule deer
- Breeding range for mountain plover
- The parcel is on an area identified by the Bureau of Land Management as having high potential for oil and gas development
- Lease Sale Parcels Scoping Google Earth kmz | zipped shapefile
- Lease Sale Parcels Scoping ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.
- Geospatial Data for currently authorized Federal Oil and Gas Lease Parcels
- Federal Oil and Gas Leasing geospatial data is viewable on the Bureau of Land Management’s Mineral & Land Records System (MLRS) Research Map. Rocky Mountain Wild created a GIS snapshot of this data on 6/15/2023 and it is available as a zipped shapefile. Extracts for states in the Rocky Mountain Region are available in this Google Drive Folder.
- Currently authorized leases spatial data was provided by Bureau of Land Management as of 5/10/2023. Data was modified by Rocky Mountain Wild by removing data with the poorest quality (including all parcels in Texas), extracting parcels for specific states, changing the projection, adding data from the BLM Land & Mineral System Reports as of 6/14/2023, and removing leases no longer authorized as of 6/14/2023.
- In Google Earth kmz data in the Google Drive Folder, Red = held by production. Purple = not held by production.
- Email Alison if you have any questions.
- Upcoming Lease Sale Tracker (summary of lease sales and resource conflicts)
- BLM Colorado Oil & Gas Leasing Webpage
- Poster Map of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado
- Archive of Colorado Oil & Gas Lease Sale Screens
- Rocky Mountain Wild Oil and Gas Toolbox for Activists
- Rocky Mountain Wild Lease Sale Calendar
- Information on the Assessment of Biological Impact (ABI) Screen