Colorado 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.

BLM Redesigned their ePlanning Website in early June 2020. Some links below may no longer work. Visit the on the BLM Colorado Oil and Gas Lease Sales website site for new links.

December 17, 2020 Lease Sale

Environmental Assessments (posted 8/14/2020)

Scoping (posted 6/30/2020) Lease Sale Parcels Scoping: GIS Data (zipped shapefile) | Google Earth (kmz); Lease sale scoping period ABI Screen.

September 24, 2020 Lease Sale

Sale Notice (posted 7/24/2020)

  • Protests for the September 24, 2020 lease sale must be received by 4:00 PM MT Monday, August 24, 2020. There is important information about how to protest in the Sale Notice (pdf file) on page 10. Additional documents about the sale and a link to to protest electronically are available on the September 2020 Lease Sale ePlanning Website. More information is available on the BLM Colorado Oil and Gas Lease Sales website.
  • According to the Sale Notice, BLM Colorado is planning to offer 59 parcels/71,975.290 acres. These parcels are in the Kremmling, Little Snake, Royal Gorge and White River Field Offices in Jackson, Kiowa, Las Animas, Lincoln, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Weld Counties. The majority (40 parcels/65,364.72 acres) are in Las Animas county.
  • The proposed parcels consist of parcels that were originally scheduled to be sold in June along with parcels analyzed for the September sale.
  • One parcel that was originally in the proposed action in the September Sale EA for Northwest Colorado has been deferred. That parcel was in Jackson County.
  • Significant conservation conflict overlaps for rare and sensitive species include:
    • Greater sage-grouse including priority habitat management areas
    • Important habitat for bald eagle and ferruginous hawk
    • Overall range for Preble’s meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei).
    • Surveyed occurrences of black-tailed prairie dog, gray vireo (bird), and swift fox.
    • Surveyed occurrence of ephedra buckwheat (Eriogonum ephedroides), Graham’s beardtongue (Penstemon grahamii), Texas greasebush (Forsellesia planitierum), and White-River penstemon (Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis)
    • Proposed critical habitat for Graham’s beardtongue (Penstemon grahamii) and White-River penstemon (Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis)
    • High priority winter habitat for bighorn sheep, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope
    • Production (calving/lambing) area for bighorn sheep and elk
  • Significant conservation conflict overlaps for important places include:
  • Lease sale parcels sale notice: Google Earth (kmz) | GIS Shapefile (zipped)
  • Lease sale notice ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Environmental Assessment (posted 5/14/2020) lease sale parcels : Google Earth (kmz) | GIS Shapefile (zipped); ABI Screen.

Scoping comment period (posted 3/31/2020) Lease sale parcels: Google Earth (kmz) | GIS Shapefile (zipped). ABI Screen.

June 25, 2020 Lease Sale

According to the BLM Colorado Oil and Gas Lease Sales website, The oil and gas lease sale scheduled for June 25, 2020 has been postponed. The parcels are scheduled to be offered as part of the September sale (as of 7/23).

Sale Notice (posted 4/24/2020) Lease sale parcels: Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped shapefile; ABI Screen

Environmental Assessment Comment Period (posted 2/13/2020) Lease sale parcels EA Comment Period: Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped shapefile. Lease sale EA comment period ABI Screen.

Scoping Comment Period (posted 12/31/2019) Lease sale parcels Scoping Comment Period: Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped shapefile. Lease sale Scoping comment period ABI Screen.

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