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.

Week of March 29, 2021 Lease Sale

Environmental Assessment (posted 12/18/2021)

  • Comments on the parcels proposed for the week of March 29, 2020 leases sale must be received by 4:30 pm Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Comments on the environmental document must be submitted electronically on the Utah March 2021 Lease Sale E-Planning website by clicking on “Participate  Now” next to the document. 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 and documents, BLM Utah is proposing to offer 9 parcels/7,213 acres. 4 parcels/4,954.05 acres are in Wayne County in Fishlake National Forest. 1 parcel/158.66 acres is in the Moab Field Office in Grand County, and 4 parcels/2,099.91 acres are in the Vernal Field Office in Uinta 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
    • White-tailed prairie dog
    • Crucial winter and year-round habitat for mule deer
    • Crucial year-round habitat for pronghorn including fawning habitat
    • Parcels in inventoried roadless areas (Hilgard Mountain, Solomon Basin, and Thousand Lake Mountain)
    • Parcels within 10 miles of Capitol Reef National Park and Dinosaur National Monument
  • EA Parcels Google Earth (kmz) | GIS Data (zipped shapefile)
  • EA ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

December 8, 2020 Lease Sale

Sale Notice (posted 10/22/2020)

  • Protests on the parcels proposed for the December 8, 2020 lease sale are due by 4:00 pm Monday, November 2, 2020. There is important information about how to protest in the Sale Notice (pdf document) on page 10. There is more information about the sale in the Press Release, on the 2020 Utah December Lease Sale ePlanning website, and on the BLM Utah Oil and Gas Lease Sale web page.
  • According to the press release and documents, BLM BLM Utah is proposing to offer 21 parcels / 23,649 acres in the December Sale. 18 parcels/23,530 acres are in Iron County in the Cedar City field office; 1 parcel/40 acres is in Grand County in the Moab field office; 1 parcel/79 acres is in Uintah County in the Vernal Field Office.
  • Rocky Mountain Wild has prepared a screen showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values. Conflicts identified include:
    • Lower Green River Corridor and Pariette Wetlands Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs).
    • Crucial habitat for mule deer and pronghorn including fawning habitat.
    • Human-powered Recreation Footprint 1/4-mile buffer identified by Outdoor Alliance
  • 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 8/20/2020) parcels Google Earth (kmz) | GIS Data (zipped shapefile); ABI Screen.

Resources

*Existing leases data from BLM National Oil and Gas Leases Polygons updated 1/4/2021 and acquired from BLM Navigator on 1/19/2021. Data was modified by Rocky Mountain Wild by querying BLM Land & Mineral System Reports (LR2000) for leases currently authorized and leases no longer authorized as of 1/19/2021.