BLM Colorado State Office Posts List of Proposed Parcels for Upcoming Geothermal, Oil and Gas Lease Sale (09-14-10)



BLM Office:

Colorado State Office

Media Contact:

Steven Hall
Jim Sample

The Bureau of Land Management Colorado State Office has posted its list of parcels for the quarterly competitive geothermal, oil and gas lease sale scheduled for 9 a.m., November 10, 2010, at the State Office in Lakewood. One geothermal parcel of 799 acres near Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort in the Royal Gorge (Canon City) field office area will be offered. In addition, 5 oil and gas parcels totaling 10,365 acres are being offered in the sale. The oil and gas parcels are located within BLM Colorado’s Colorado River Valley (Silt) and Little Snake (Craig) field office areas.Protests of parcels being offered for lease must be in writing and delivered by 4 p.m., Tuesday, October 26, 2010, by hand, postal delivery, or fax, (303) 239-3799, to the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 80215.The BLM manages 253 million acres — more land 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, at each of the Bureau’s field offices, and the BLM Colorado State Office Public Room, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.