Geothermal Leasing

Geothermal Energy Leasing Final Environmental Assessment

On October 1, the Bureau of Land Management released a final environmental assessment (EA) and proposed amendment to the 1991 BLM San Luis Resource Management Plan (RMP) for geothermal energy leasing on BLM-managed lands. The Colorado Geological Survey recognizes the potential for geothermal energy in the San Luis Valley. Currently, there are no geothermal energy leases on BLM lands in the Valley. 

 Read the Dear Reader Letter

Project Documents:Alternative Comparison Maps:

Final Environmental Assessment

All restrictions

Signed Finding of No Significant Impact 
Signed Record of Decision

Closed areas

Leasing terminology explained

No surface occupancy

Geothermal Leasing Newsletter (October 2012)

Timing limitations

Appendix E: Scoping Report Controlled surface use

Other Useful Links:

- Geothermal Programmatic EIS

- Geology and Geothermal Resources 101 (PDF)