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 Wyoming Oil and Gas Leasing webpage for updated links.
September 22 – 25, 2020 Lease Sale (3rd Quarter Sale)
Sale Notice (dated 7/23/2020)
- The protest period for the September 22 – 25, 2020 (3rd Quarter) lease sale started July 23, 2020. Protests are due by 4:00 PM MT Saturday, August 22, 2020. There is important information about how to protest in the Sale Notice (pdf document) starting on page 11. Note that the protest deadline in the Sale Notice is incorrect. The correct deadline is in Information Notice #1.
- There is more information about this sale on the 2020 Lease Sale Information ePlanning Website, on the 3rd Quarter 2020 EA ePlanning webpage, and on the Wyoming Oil and Gas Leasing webpage.
- According to the Sale Notice, BLM Wyoming is planning to offer 155 parcels/181,881.206 acres in the September Sale across the state. The parcels are in the Buffalo, Casper, Cody, Kemmerer, Lander, Newcastle, Pinedale, Rawlins, Rock Springs, and Worland Field Offices in Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Fremont, Hot Springs, Laramie, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, and Uinta counties.
- The September sale will start with offering of the parcels from the postponed June 2020 sale notice, followed by the Septembers 2020 Sale parcels.
- Conservation conflicts identified for the September parcels include:
- Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (Historic Trails, Sand Hills/JO Ranch, and South Pass Historic Landscape)
- BLM identified Lands Wilderness Characteristics
- Citizens’ Proposed Wilderness (Bobcat Draw Badlands, Lysite Badlands, Red Butte, and Sheep Mt.)
- Absaroka Front and Fifteen Mile Master Leasing Plan (MLP) areas.
- Greater sage-grouse habitat including priority habitat and sagebrush focal areas.
- Important habitat for black-tailed and white-tailed prairie dogs including areas identified for black-footed ferret reintroduction.
- Mule deer migration corridors
- Crucial winter habitat for elk, mule deer, moose, and pronghorn
- Parturition (calving) areas for elk and moose
- Additional conservation conflicts for the parcels originally scheduled to be offered in June are listed below.
- Sale Notice Parcels Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped shapefile (GIS) (does not include the parcels originally scheduled to be offered in June)
- Sale Notice ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values. (Does not include the analysis of parcels originally scheduled to be offered in June).
June 23 – 24, 2020 Lease Sale (2nd Quarter Sale) POSTPONED
The June 2020 oil and gas lease sale was postponed. The parcels originally scheduled to be offered in June will be included in the September Sale (more information is available in the Sale Notice (pdf document) for the September sale, in the Sale Notice (pdf document) for the postponed June sale), and on the Wyoming Second Quarter 2020 Lease Sale ePlanning webpage.
- According to the Sale Notice (pdf document) and document for the June Sale, BLM Wyoming plans to offer 135 parcels/ 170,070.53 acres. The parcels are in the Buffalo, Casper, Cody, Kemmerer, Newcastle, Pinedale, Rawlins, Rock Springs, and Worland Field Offices in Bighorn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Johnson, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Uinta, Washakie, and Weston Counties.
- Conservation conflicts identified for the June parcels include:
- Chain Lakes Special Management Area/Area of Critical Environmental Concern
- Chain Lakes State Wildlife Habitat Management Area
- Agency proposed areas of Critical Environmental Concern (Fortification Creek, SSP Species)
- Citizen Proposed Wilderness (Bobcat Draw Badlands, Red Butte, Sheep Mtn.)
- Areas BLM identified as having wilderness characteristics
- Fifteen Mile Master Leasing Plan (MLP) Area
- Greater Sage-Grouse including BLM PHMA/State Core Areas
- Important areas for prairie dogs including potential black-footed ferret reintroduction areas.
- Crucial winter range for elk, moose, mule deer, and pronghorn
- Parturition (calving) areas for elk
- Priority landscapes for big game (2018 State Action Plans for SO 3362)
- Wyoming Existing Oil and Gas Leases updated 4/1/2020: Google Earth kmz | zipped shapefile (red=Held by Production; purple=Not Held by Production)
- BLM Wyoming Oil & Gas Leasing Webpage
- Poster Map of Oil & Gas Development in Wyoming
- Archive of Wyoming Oil & Gas Lease Sale Screens
- Rocky Mountain Wild Oil and Gas Toolbox for Activists
- Rocky Mountain Wild Lease Sale Calendar
- Information on the Assessment of Biological Impact (ABI) Screen