Utah 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.

June 9, 2020 Lease Sale

Scoping (posted 12/18/2019)

  • The public comment period ended Friday, January 3, 2020. A 30-day Environmental Assessment comment period is tentatively scheduled to start in mid-February. Information about the sale is available on the 2020 Utah June Lease Sale ePlanning website and on the BLM Utah Oil and Gas Lease Sale web page.
  • According to the website, BLM Utah is proposing to offer 7 parcels / 6,708.89 acres located in Green River  and Canyon Country Districts. The parcels are in the Moab and Vernal Field Offices in Grand, San Juan, and Uintah Counties.
  • Rocky Mountain Wild has prepared a screen showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values. Conflicts identified include:
    • Critical habitat for Mexican spotted owl and for Colorado River fish — Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker.
    • Greater sage-grouse (general habitat only).
    • Crucial winter habitat for mule deer and pronghorn.
    • Legislatively proposed wilderness areas (Mill Creek and Morning Glory)
    • Citizen’s identified Lands with Wilderness Characteristics (Grandstaff Canyon)
    • Lands within 10-miles of National Parks and National Monuments (Arches National Park, Bears, Bears Ears National Monument – Indian Creek Unit, Canyonlands National Park)
    • Moab Master Leasing Plan
    • Human-powered Recreation Footprint 1/4-mile buffer (from Outdoor Alliance)
  • Lease Sale Parcels Environmental Assessment Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Parcels Environmental Assessment ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Week of March 9-13, 2020 Lease Sale

Environmental Assessment (posted 12/3/2019)

  • The public comment period ends Friday, January 3, 2020. Comments must be submitted through the 2020 Utah March Lease Sale ePlanning website. There is more information about the sale in the Press Release and on the BLM Utah Oil and Gas Lease Sale web page.
  • According to the press release, BLM Utah is proposing to offer 25 parcels / 32,713.76 acres in the Green River District. All of the parcels are in the Vernal Field Office and in Uintah 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:
    • Greater sage-grouse including Priority Habitat Management Areas and areas within 0.6 miles of a lek.
    • Black-footed ferret management area
    • The Sweet Water area that has been identified by BLM as having Wilderness Characteristics and is part of the Americas Red Rock Wilderness Act.
    • Lands within 10 miles of Dinosaur National Monument
    • White-tailed prairie dog areas
    • Crucial winter ranges for elk and mule deer
    • Calving/fawning habitat for elk, mule deer, and pronghorn
    • Lands in the Human-powered Recreation Footprint 1/4-mile buffer identified by Outdoor Alliance
  • Lease Sale Parcels Environmental Assessment Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Parcels Environmental Assessment ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

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