photo of Cliffside Field Facility

The Amarillo Field Office has two primary missions: Administration of the Federal Helium Program, and management of a 12,000-acre tract of Federal land near Amarillo known as the Cross Bar Ranch. Click below to learn more about each.

In the Spotlight

2016 Storage Contract

FY16 Helium Auction Yields $28.54 Million
The Bureau of Land Management conducted its second annual auction of Federal helium at the Amarillo Field Office, under the terms of the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013. A total of 300 MMcf from the Federal Helium Reserve near Amarillo was offered in 18 lots ranging from 5-25 MMcf. Bids ranged from $100 to $106 per Mcf, generating a total of $28,545,000 in revenue.

2014 Conservation Helium Sales Results

2014 Conservation Helium Sales Results, Phase A Part B

Amarillo Field Office Employee Travels to Brussels

Helium Plant Sign

Federal Helium Program
The Federal Helium Program, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Amarillo Field Office, is responsible for the conservation and sale of Federally owned helium.



Cross Bar Management Area

Cross Bar Management
The Cross Bar is the only BLM-administered land in the state of Texas. It is a 12,000-acre tract originally purchased by the Federal government in 1931 as part of a program to establish a strategic helium reserve.

Amarillo Planning

There are currently no major planning projects for the Amarillo Field Office

All other planning projects for the Amarillo Field Office


Map of Amarillo Field Office

Amarillo Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
801 S. Fillmore Street, Suite 500
Amarillo, TX  79101-3545

Field Office Manager: Robert Jolley

(806) 356-1000
(806) 356-1041 FAX


Amarillo Field Office Newsletter - December 2014