Wyoming 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.

December 9, 2019 Week Lease Sale (4th Quarter Sale)

Environmental Assessment (posted 8/12/2019)

  • Comments must be received by Friday, September 11, 2019. Comments must be submitted through the BLM Wyoming 2019 4th Quarter Lease Sale EA web page. There is additional information about the sale in the Press Release and on the BLM Wyoming 2019 Lease Sale ePlanning web page with general information on the Wyoming Oil and Gas Lease Sale web page.
  • According to the documents, BLM Wyoming is proposing to offer 160 parcels/174,148.28 acres across the state. The parcels are located in Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Park, Sublette, Sweetwaterm Uinta, Washakie, and Weston Counties. The parcels are in the Buffalo, Casper, Cody, Kemmerer, Lander, Newcastle, Pinedale, Rawlins, Rock Springs, and Worland field offices.
  • According to the Draft Environmental Assessment “The Fourth-Quarter 2019 sale includes 30 parcels (6,568.20 acres) of lands that are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Forest Service (USFS).”
  • Conservation conflicts identified include overlaps with:
    • Greater sage-grouse areas including lek buffers and core areas identified by Wyoming Game and Fish and Priority Habitat Management Areas including Sagebrush Focal Areas.
    • Important habitat for white-tailed and black-tailed prairie dogs
    • Lands identified by BLM as possessing Wilderness Characteristics
    • Upper Muddy Creek/Grizzly W & F Habitat special management area in the BLM Rawlins Field Office
    • Citizens’ Proposed Wilderness Areas: Elk Mountain, Red Butte, and Wild Cow Creek
    • Absraoka Front and Fifteen Mile Master Leasing Plan areas
    • Mule deer migration corridor complex Baggs and crucial winter and yearlong ranges for elk, moose, mule deer and pronghorn antelope
    • Land within 10 mile of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Environmental Assessment parcels: Google Earth kmz | Zipped Shapefile
  • Environmental Assessment ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values. Screen includes only parcels proposed for sale.
  • Note that the screen and spatial data match the BLM Modified Alternative that excludes some proposed parcels overlapping the Baggs mule deer migration corridor and parcels overlapping areas of coal development.

September 17 – 18, 2019 Lease Sale (3rd Quarter Sale)

Sale Notice (posted 7/18/2019)

  • Protests must be received by Saturday, August 17, 2019. There is important information about how to protest in the Sale Notice (pdf document) starting on page x. There is more information about the sale on the BLM Wyoming 2019 Lease Sale ePlanning web page and on the Wyoming Oil and Gas Lease Sale web page.
  • According to the sale notice, BLM Wyoming is proposing to offer 211 parcels / 331,274.62 acres across the state. The parcels are located in the Buffalo, Casper, Cody, Kemmerer, Lander, Newcastle, Pinedale, Rawlins, Rock Springs, and Worland Field Offices. There are parcels in Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Fremont, Hot Springs, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sublette, Sweetwater, and Washakie Counties.
  • Conservation conflicts identified include overlaps with:
    • Greater sage-grouse areas including lek buffers and core areas identified by Wyoming Game and Fish and Priority Habitat Management Areas including Sagebrush Focal Areas.
    • Important habitat for white-tailed and black-tailed prairie dogs including potential areas for black-footed ferret reintroduction.
    • Salt Creek Drainage Area of Critical Environmental Concern
    • Lands identified by BLM as possessing Wilderness Characteristics
    • Adobe Town identified as very rare or uncommon unique lands by Wyoming Environmental Quality Council
    • Citizens’ Proposed Wilderness Areas: Adobe Town, Honeycombs, and Red Butte
    • Absraoka Front (zone 1 boundary) and Fifteen Mile Master Leasing Plan areas
    • Mule deer migration corridor complex sublette (red desert to hoback) and crucial winter and yearlong ranges for elk, moose, mule deer and pronghorn antelope
    • Land within 10 mile of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Sale Notice parcels: 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. Screen includes only parcels proposed for sale.

Environmental Assessment (posted 5/15/2019) Environmental Assessment parcels (proposed for sale): Google Earth kmz | Zipped Shapefile. Deferred or Deleted Environmental Assessment parcels (parcels and portions of parcels nominated but not proposed for sale): Google Earth kmz | Zipped Shapefile . Environmental Assessment ABI Screen,

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