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BLM Colorado Announces May Oil and Gas Lease Sale
For immediate release

March 16, 2009                               

Contact:Jim Sample 303-239-3861

 BLM’s Colorado State Office Posts List of Proposed Parcels
for Upcoming Oil and Gas Lease Sale

DENVER­--The Bureau of Land Management Colorado State Office has posted its proposed list of parcels for the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale scheduled for 9 a.m., May 14, 2009, at the State Office.

The posted list identifies 57 proposed parcels, totaling 58,071 acres, located in areas under the management of four BLM Colorado Field Offices – Royal Gorge (Canon City), Little Snake (Craig), White River (Meeker) and the Dolores Public Lands Office.

Protests of parcels being offered for lease must be in writing and delivered by 4 p.m.,Wednesday, April 29, by hand, postal delivery, or fax, (303)239-3799, to the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, Colo. 80215.

The BLM manages more land – 256 million acres – 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 Colorado Field Offices, and at the BLM Colorado State Office Public Room, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, Colo. 


Last updated: 03-16-2009