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

Environmental Assessment (posted 2/25/2020)

  • The 30-day Environmental Assessment (EA) comment period ends Monday, March 26, 2020. The EAs and a link to the comment form are available on the 2020 Utah June Lease Sale ePlanning website. More information is available 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 4 parcels / 4,376.5 acres located in Grand and San Juan Counies in the Moab 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:
    • Critical habitat for ESA listed Colorado River fish — Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker.
    • Crucial winter habitat for elk, mule deer, and pronghorn.
    • Lands within 10-miles of a National Monument (Bears Ears National Monument – Indian Creek Unit)
    • 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 (GIS)
  • Lease Sale Parcels Environmental Assessment ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Scoping (posted 12/18/2019) Lease Sale Parcels Scoping Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped shapefile. Lease Sale Parcels Scoping ABI Screen.

March 10, 2020 Lease Sale

Sale Notice (posted 1/23/2020)

  • The 30-day public protest period ends Monday, February 24, 2020. There is important information on how to protest in the Sale Notice (pdf document) starting on page 8. There is more information about the sale in the Press Release, on the BLM Utah Oil and Gas Lease Sale web page, and on the March 2020 Sale ePlanning Page.
  • According to the press release, BLM Utah is proposing to offer 25 parcels / 32,714 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 Sale Notice Google Earth (kmz) | 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 12/3/2019): Lease Sale Parcels Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped shapefile. Environmental Assessment ABI Screen.

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