The Bureau of Land Management Colorado State Office seeks public comment on upcoming competitive oil and gas lease sale


Bureau of Land Management

Media Contact:

Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski
Steven B. Hall

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office has issued an environmental assessment that includes potential parcels that may be offered for a competitive oil and gas lease sale. As a result of scoping comments and internal analysis, including consideration of protecting greater sage-grouse habitat, BLM Colorado plans to defer 136,399.40 acres, which it is analyzing in the Modified Proposed Action in the EA and will continue to evaluate based on ongoing public comment and internal review.

With public scoping now completed, the BLM will consider the initial public comment as part of preparing environmental assessments for parcels. As previously announced, parcels for scoping include those that were deferred in the first and second quarters of 2021.

Comments on the environmental assessments should be submitted through the BLM ePlanning website at The public comment period on associated environmental documents ends December 13, 2021. The environmental documents, lists and maps of the parcels and attached stipulations are available on the ePlanning website.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with the individual named above. The Federal Relay System is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.

Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in any comments, be aware that the entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.


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.