Montana 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 updated their ePlanning Website in early June 2020. Some links below will no longer work. Visit the Montana-Dakotas BLM Oil and Gas Leasing website for updated links.

September 22, 2020 Lease Sale

Lease Sale Notice (posted 8/4/2020)

  • Protests are due Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Information about the proposed sale and important information about how to protest is available in the Lease Sale Notice (pdf format). More information is available on the the September 2020 Competitive Oil and Gas Lease e-planning website. General information about leasing is available on the BLM Montana Oil and Gas Lease Sale webpage
  • According to the website, documents and GIS data, BLM is proposing to offer 12 parcels/11,713 acres in the Miles City Field Office in Montana. The proposed parcels are located in Dawson, Richland and Sheridan counties. Additional parcels are being offered in the North Dakota Field Office. 
  • Conservation conflicts identified include parcels in mule deer and whitetail deer winter distribution areas.
  • Lease Sale Parcels EA: Google Earth kmz | Zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale EA ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Environmental Assessment (posted 5/26/2020)

  • The comment period runs through Wednesday, June 26, 2020.
  • Information on how to comment and a link to an electronic comment form are available on the Montana/Dakotas September 2020 Oil and Gas Lease Sale ePlanning website (click on Project Summary on the left panel for instructions and click on Documents for the comment link). Additional information is available in the Dear Reader Letter and general information is available on the Montana-Dakotas BLM Oil and Gas Leasing website.
  • According to the website, documents and GIS data, BLM is proposing to offer 12 parcels/11,713 acres in the Miles City Field Office in Montana. The proposed parcels are located in Dawson, Richland and Sheridan counties. Additional parcels are being offered in the North Dakota Field Office. 
  • Conservation conflicts identified include parcels in mule deer and whitetail deer winter distribution areas.
  • Lease Sale Parcels EA: Google Earth kmz | Zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale EA ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Scoping (posted 4/6/2020)

  • The comment period runs through Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Information on how to comment and a link to an electronic comment form are available on the Montana/Dakotas September 2020 Oil and Gas Lease Sale ePlanning website (click on Home on the left panel for instructions and click on Documents for the comment link). Additional information is available in the Dear Reader Letter and general information is available on the Montana-Dakotas BLM Oil and Gas Leasing website.
  • According to the website, documents and GIS data, BLM is proposing to offer 12 parcels/11655 acres in the Miles City Field Office in Montana (with additional parcels in North Dakota). The proposed parcels in Montana are located in Dawson, Sheridan and Richland counties.
  • Conservation conflicts identified include parcels in mule and whitetail deer winter distribution areas.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Scoping (Montana Only): Google Earth kmz | Zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Scoping ABI Screen (Montana only), a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

June 2020 Lease Sale

According to the Montana-Dakotas BLM Oil and Gas Leasing website: The one nominated parcel for the June 2020 Oil and Gas Lease Sale is deferred until September due to workload and staffing considerations.

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*This analysis was done using data aggregated and supplied by The Wilderness Society. Please be advised that there is potential for errors in this data due to formatting inconsistencies within LR2000’s underlying database.