U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Royal Gorge Field Office Leasing Information|
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
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.