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Royal Gorge Field Office Leasing Information

Statewide Oil & Gas Information  | Statewide Lease Sale Information | Information for Oil and Gas Operations

November 2016 Lease Sale Information

The BLM Royal Gorge Field Office is launching a public scoping period for an environmental assessment analyzing the proposed sale of oil and gas leases of public mineral estate in Baca, Huerfano, Las Animas, Lincoln, and Wshington counties.

Please visit the November 2016 Lease Sale Information Page for more information about the sale: 2016 Lease Sale Information Page.

Public Comment Opportunities: The most effective comments refer to a specific parcel and its associated resources. For specific dates check the BLM Colorado Public Involvement calendar

  • Comment on Nominated Parcels: February 8 - March 10, 2016
  • Comment on draft EA and Finding of No Significant Impact: May 12 to June 13, 2016
  • Protest Period: TBD


Attn: Draft Oil & Gas EA
3028 East Main
Canon City, Colorado 81212



* Please put "Oil & Gas Lease Sale" in the subject line.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment be advised that your entire comment — including your personal identifying information — may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public view your personal information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Reasonable Foreseeable Development Scenario

The Reasonable Foreseeable Development Scenario (RFD) is an estimate of fluid mineral exploration, development, and production for the Royal Gorge Field Office for the next 20 years (2011-2030) based on information available at the time. The RFD assumes a baseline scenario in which no new policies are introduced and all areas not currently closed to leasing and development remain available for oil and gas activity.

​The RFD is informed by geologic potential and is based on the most current data available at the time. The RFD only provides a baseline from which to analyze potential impacts from future oil and gas development, it is not intended to be an exact estimate. ​It is just one of many planning tools that the BLM uses when analyzing environmental impacts of oil and gas decisions.​