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 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.

Supplemental Sale (February 2019)

Sale Notice (posted 12/21/2018)

  • Protests are due Tuesday, January 22, 2019. It is likely that the partial federal government shutdown will impact the ability of the office to accept and process protests.
  • This sale consists of parcels in greater sage-grouse habitat that were originally analyzed as part of the December 2018 lease sale.
  • The sale notice and other information about the sale is on the BLM ePlanning website for the December 2018 Lease Sale (including February 2019 sale) and in the Press Release. More information is available on the BLM Wyoming Oil and Gas Lease Sales web page.
  • According to the Press Release, BLM Wyoming is proposing to offer 568 parcels / 768,942 acres. These parcels are in the Buffalo, Casper, Kemmerer, Newcastle, Pinedale, Rawlins, Rock Springs, and Worland Field Offices in Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Johnson, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Sublette, Sweetwater, Uinta, Washakie, and Weston counties.
  • Proposed parcels: Google Earth (kmz) | Zipped shapefile
  • Conflicts identified include:
    • All parcels are are within or overlap habitat for greater sage-grouse.
      • Some parcels are within or overlap areas identified by the BLM as Sagebrush Focal Areas and as Priority Habitat Management areas.
      • Some parcels are within or overlap areas identified by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department as greater sage-grouse core areas.
    • Important areas for prairie dogs
    • Big game crucial winter ranges and migration corridors including the Baggs and Sublette (Red Desert to Hoback) corridor complexes.
    • BLM Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs – Greater Sand Dunes, Jackson Canyon, Salt Creek Drainage, and South Pass Historic Landscape) and BLM Proposed ACECs (Catonment Reno, Pumpkin Buttes, and SSP Species)
    • BLM Special Management Areas (Chain Lakes SMA/ACEC, Historic Trails ACEC, Red Rim-Daley SMA/ACEC)
    • Citizen’s Proposed ACECs (prairie-dog complexes)
    • Citizens’ Proposed Wilderness (Adobe Town, Kinney Rim, Pinnacles (incl. Parnell Creek, Bush Rim, Alkalai Draw), and Wild Cow Creek)
    • Land adjacent to BLM Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs – Adobe Town, Alkali Draw, South Pinnacles)
    • Land within 10 miles of Devils Tower National Monument and of Fossil Butte National Monument.
    • Lands identified by the BLM as possessing Wilderness Characteristics
    • Fifteen Mile Master Leasing Plan (MLP) and Greater Little Mountain Proposed MLP
  • ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Environmental Assessment (originally posted 8/29/2018) proposed parcels (parcels moved from the December sale): Google Earth kmz | GIS Shapefile (zipped).  ABI Screen.

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