Total Federal Coal Leases in Effect, Total Acres Under Lease, and Lease Sales by Fiscal Year Since 1990
The BLM has responsibility for coal leasing on approximately 570 million acres where the coal mineral estate is owned by the Federal Government. Surface ownership of these lands belongs to either the BLM, the United States Forest Service, private land owners, state land owners, or other Federal agencies.
The document linked in this tab provides information about the number of total leases in effect, total acres under lease, and the number of lease sales at the end of each fiscal year since 1990. Acreage totals may vary slightly because rounding is used.