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.

BLM updated their ePlanning website in early June 2020. Some links below may no longer work. Visit the BLM Utah Oil and Gas Lease Sale web page for updated links.

Week of December 7, 2020 Lease Sale

Environmental Assessment (posted 8/20/2020)

  • Comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) are due Friday, September 4, 2020. Comments must be submitted electronically using the Participate Now! links on the 2020 Utah December 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 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
  • Environmental Assessment parcels Google Earth (kmz) | GIS Data (zipped shapefile)
  • Environmental Assessment ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

September 29, 2020 Lease Sale

Sale Notice (posted 8/11/2020)

  • Protests are due by 4:30 pm on Friday, August 21. There is important information about how to protest in the Sale Notice (pdf document) on page 9. There is more information about the sale and protest period in the Press Release, on the 2020 Utah September Lease Sale ePlanning website, 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 23 parcels / 27,387.86 acres located in Duchesne, Emery, Juab, Sanpete, Sevier, and Uintah counties in the BLM’s Fillmore, Price, Richfield, and Vernal, Field Offices. 
  • None of the parcels in the Moab Field Office analyzed in the EA are included in the sale. BLM has assured a local Sierra Club representative that those parcels will not be offered in the December sale.
  • Rocky Mountain Wild has prepared a screen showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values. Conflicts identified include:
    • Crucial winter habitat for elk and mule deer.
    • Crucial fawning habitat for pronghorn.
    • Areas important for white tailed-prairie dog
    • Parcels adjacent to National Forest Roadless Areas
  • Lease Sale Parcels Sale Notice Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped shapefile (GIS);
  • Sale Notice ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Environmental Assessment (posted 6/9/2020) Lease Sale Parcels Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped shapefile (GIS); ABI Screen.

June 9, 2020 Lease Sale

According to the BLM Utah Oil and Gas Lease Sale web page: The oil and gas lease parcels that were originally scheduled to be identified in the Notice of Competitive Lease Sale and protest period for June 2020 have been incorporated into the September 2020 oil and gas lease sale.

Environmental Assessment (posted 2/25/2020) Lease Sale Parcels Environmental Assessment Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped shapefile (GIS). Lease Sale Parcels Environmental Assessment ABI Screen.

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

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