Colorado Upcoming Oil and Gas Lease Sales

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

Draft Environmental Assessment (posted 5/8/2024)

  • Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) analyzing the parcel proposed to be offered for lease in September 2024 are due Friday June 7, 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 Announcement 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 public surface with federal subsurface 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 Draft EA Google Earth kmz | zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Parcels EA ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Scoping (posted 1/16/2024)