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.

Week of June 17, 2019 Lease Sale (2nd Quarter Sale)

Environmental Assessment (posted 2/26/2019)

  • Comment period closes Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Information on how to comment is in the Press Release. The Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) can be found and comments can be submitted through the ePlanning website for the 2nd Quarter 2019 Competitive Lease Sale.
  • According to the press release, BLM Wyoming is proposing to offer 160 parcels/205,855 acres across the state. According to the EA and GIS data, BLM is proposing to offer parcels in the Buffalo, Casper, Kemmerer, Lander, Newcastle, Pinedale, Rawlins, Rock Springs, and Worland Field Offices (all Field Offices except for Cody). These parcels are in Bighorn, Campbell, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Johnson, Laramie, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Sublette, Sweetwater, Uinta, and Washakie Counties.
  • Conservation Conflicts identified include overlaps with:
    • Important habitat for greater sage-grouse (including core areas and priority habitat management areas) and prairie dogs including white-tailed prairie dogs.
    • Area of Critical Environmental Concern (Salt Creek Drainage)
    • Citizens’ proposed Wilderness (Sheep Mountain)
    • Lands possessing wilderness characteristics (Alkalie Draw)
    • Fifteen Mile Master Leasing Plan (MLP)
    • Crucial ranges for mule deer and pronghorn antelope.
    • Migration routes for pronghorn antelope.
  • The EA recommends deferring some of the parcels nominated for inclusion in the sale including parcels in the Greater Little Mountain proposed MLP area. Portions of other parcels are also recommended to be deferred. These full or partial parcels are identified in the screen spreadsheet, geospatial data, and on the map.
  • Environmental Assessment Parcels: Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped Shapefile
  • (yellow=proposed to sell, blue=partial deferal, green=full deferral).
  • Environmental Assessment ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

March 19-20, 2019 Lease Sale (1st Quarter Sale)

Sale Notice (posted 1/30/2019)

  • Protests must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. MST on Friday, March 1, 2019. Important information on how to protest is available in the Sale Notice starting on page xi. Documents on the sale are on the ePlanning website for Wyoming 2019 Lease Sales  with more information in the Wyoming 2019 1st-Quarter Oil and Gas Lease Sale Environmental Assessment ePlanning webpage and in the Press Release.
  • According to the press release, BLM Wyoming is proposing to offer 140 parcels / 148,909 acres across the state. According to the sale notice and the GIS data, the parcels are found across the state in all BLM Field Offices except for the Cody Field Office. There are parcels in Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Johnson, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Sheriden, Sublette, Sweetwater, Uinta, and Weston counties.
  • Conservation conflict overlaps identified include:
    • Important habitat for black-tailed and white-tailed prairie dogs, black-footed ferret, and greater sage-grouse (including core areas and priority habitat that includes sagebrush focal areas).
    • Migration corridor complexes identified by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (Sublette and Platte Valley complexes).
    • Crucial ranges for mule deer, elk, and pronghorn antelope including crucial winter range.
    • Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) (Salt Creek Drainage, Historic Trails, South Pass Historic Landscape, and SPP Species).
    • Lands identified by the BLM as possessing Wilderness Characteristics (Adobe Town Fringe Area)
    • Parcels adjacent to the Fortification Creek Wilderness Study Area (WSA)
    • Citizens proposed wilderness (Adobe Town, Elk Mountain , Kinney Rim, and Powder River Breaks (Fortification Creek))
    • Parcels within 10 miles of Fossil Butte National Monument.
  • 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.

Environmental Assessment (posted 11/13/2018): Proposed Parcels: Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped Shapefile. Proposed Parcels ABI Screen.

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