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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 12/11/09
   

BLM Colorado to Hold Feb. 2010 Oil and Gas Lease Sale


For immediate release

December 11, 2009                                      Contact: Jim Sample 303-239-3861

BLM’s Colorado State Office Posts List of Proposed Parcels
for Upcoming Oil and Gas Lease Sale; Geothermal Offered for First Time

DENVER­--The Bureau of Land Management Colorado State Office posted its list of parcels for the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale scheduled 9 a.m., Feb. 11, 2010, at the State Office. The 11 oil and gas parcels in the sale include 3,511 total acres and are located within BLM Colorado’s Royal Gorge (Cañon City) Field Office.

 

For the first time in Colorado, the sale will also include geothermal leasing. One parcel of 799 acres with subsurface Federal mineral rights will be offered for geothermal development in Chaffee County, near the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort west of Buena Vista. This single parcel was deferred from the November 2009 sale to allow time for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources to confer with BLM Colorado on topics relating to geothermal development.

 

Protests of parcels being offered for lease must be in writing and delivered by 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan.27, 2009, by hand, postal delivery, or fax, (303) 239-3799, to the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, Colo. 80215.

 

The BLM manages 253 million acres – more land than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

Lease sale information can be obtained online at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/oilandgas/leasing.html, at each of the Bureau’s field offices, and the BLM Colorado State Office Public Room, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, Colo.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 12-12-2009