Colorado Upcoming Oil and Gas Lease Sales

Protest Period for June 16, 2022 Lease Sale: April 18 – May 18

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.

June 16, 2022 Lease Sale

Sale Notice (posted 4/18/2022)

  • Protests for the Colorado Oil & Gas June 16, 2022 Lease Sale are due by 4:30 pm May 18, 2022. Information about how to protest is available in the Press Release and Sale Notice. Note that the Press Release specifies that protests must be submitted by email. More information about the sale is available on the ePlanning website for the June 2022 Colorado O&G Lease Sale.
  • BLM Colorado is proposing to offer 9 parcels/5,275.82 acres across the state.
    • 1 parcel/80 acres in the Kremmling Field Office in Jackson County
    • 3 parcels/2,153.5 acres in the Little Snake Field Office in Moffat County
    • 1 parcels/120 acres in the Royal Gorge Field Office in Weld County
    • 4 parcels /2,922.3 acres in the White River Field Office in Rio Blanco County
  • Rocky Mountain Wild has prepared a screen showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values. Conflicts identified include:
    • Important habitat for priority species
      • Greater sage-grouse
      • Proposed critical habitat for and occurrence of White River penstemon (penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis) plant being considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act.
      • Habitat and/or occurrences of black-tailed prairie dog and white-tailed prairie dog
      • Aquatic native species conservation waters
      • High priority habitat for elk, mule deer, and pronghorn
      • Occurrences of rare plants and natural communities
    • Important wildlands and other landscapes
      • BLM Areas of Critical Environmental Concern
      • BLM and citizen identified Lands with Wilderness Characteristics
      • Dinosaur Trail and North Park Master Leasing Plan areas
      • State Wildlife Areas and other state public properties
  • Sale Notice Parcels: Google Earth (kmz) | GIS Data (zipped shapefile)
  • Sale Notice ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Environmental Assessment (posted 11/2/2021): EA Parcels (Partial Leasing Alternative) Google Earth (kmz) | GIS Data (zipped shapefile). EA ABI Screen (Partial Leasing Alternative).

Scoping (posted 8/31/2021): Scoping Parcels Google Earth (kmz) | GIS Data (zipped shapefile); Scoping ABI Screen. Note that the scoping parcels and screen are identical to the parcels in the proposed action in the EA.