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.

March 2020 Lease Sale (1st Quarter Sale)

Environmental Assessment (posted 11/13/2019)

  • The comment period for the draft Environmental Assessment document for the March 2020 Lease Sale closes Friday, December 13, 2019. Comments can be submitted electronically through the link on the First Quarter 2020 Lease Sale ePlanning website. More information about the sale and how to comment is available in the Press Release and on the Wyoming 2020 Lease Sale ePlanning website.
  • According to the Press Release and documents, BLM Wyoming plans to offer 105 parcels / 118,219 acres. The parcels are in the Buffalo, Casper, Cody, Lander, Newcastle, Pinedale, Rawlins, and Rock Springs Field Offices, in Bighorn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Jackson, Laramie, Niobrara, Park, Sheridan, Sublette, and Sweetwater Counties.
  • Conservation conflicts identified include:
    • Greater sage-grouse areas including 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
    • Chain Lakes SMA/ACEC and Historic Trails ACEC special management areas.
    • Citizens’ Proposed Wilderness Areas:
      • East Sand Dunes (with Alkali Basin)
      • Honerycomb Buttes (incl. Harris Slough)
      • Pinnacles (incl. Parnell Creek, Bush Rim, Alkalai Draw)
    • Mule deer corridor priority areas including overlaps with the Baggs and Sublette (Red Desert to Hoback) corridor complexes.
    • Crucial ranges (including winter ranges) for elk, moose, mule deer, and pronghorn.
    • Parturition (breeding/calving) area for moose.
  • Environmental Assessment parcels Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped Shapefile (GIS).
  • Environmental Assessment ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.
  • Contact Alison Gallensky, if you want information about nominated parcels removed from the EA.

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

Sale Notice (posted 10/11/2019)

  • Protests must be received by Saturday, November 9, 2019 (protests may be accepted as late as Tuesday, November 12 because of Veterans’ Day). There is important information about how to protest in the Sale Notice. Additional information is available in the Press Release, on the BLM Wyoming 2019 Lease Sale ePlanning web page and on the BLM Wyoming 2019 4th Quarter Lease Sale EA 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/173,254.63 acres across the state. The parcels are located in the following counties: Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Park, Sublette, Sweetwater, Uinta, Washakie, and Weston. These parcels are in the following field offices: Buffalo, Casper, Cody, Kemmerer, Lander, Newcastle, Pinedale, Rawlins, Rock Springs, and Worland.
  • According to the Sale Notice, the sale includes lands in the Thunder Basin National Grassland (administered by the US Forest Service).
  • Conservation conflicts identified include overlaps with:
    • Greater sage-grouse areas including 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 and Red Butte
    • 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 miles of the 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 8/12/2019): Environmental Assessment parcels: Google Earth kmz | Zipped Shapefile; Environmental Assessment ABI Screen.

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