COLORADO OIL AND GAS LEASE SALES

BLM Colorado holds oil and gas lease sales quarterly, as required by the Mineral Leasing Act, when eligible lands are available for leasing. Lease sales are held on a quarterly basis to allow field offices sufficient time to conduct environmental analysis. However, the BLM has the discretion to offer or defer any parcel during any sale.

The BLM now conducts lease sales online via www.energynet.com. Please refer to each sale notice for more information on how to register, bid and spectate at online oil and gas auctions.

If you would like to nominate lands for a lease sale, please submit an Expression of Interest. As of June 2, 2018, BLM Colorado requests all Expressions of Interest be submitted through the National Fluid Lease Sale System (NFLSS) at https://nflss.blm.gov/. No filing fee or rental is required to submit an EOI. Click here for more information on EOIs.

As of March 1, 2019, new nominations will no longer be added to this page.  To view nominations submitted after March 1, 2019, please see the NFLSS website.

View upcoming and recent oil and gas lease sale notices and results below. 

Upcoming Lease Sales

November 22, 2021
The BLM has received a number of requests for extension and also notes that its web servers have experienced technical issues during the current comment period. The BLM is extending the public comment period by 10 days to ensure adequate public involvement.

Comments must be submitted by December 12, 2021 and must be submitted via ePlanning

November 2, 2021
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.

The EA and associated documents are available on ePlanning.
Comments must be submitted by December 2, 2021 and must be submitted via ePlanning

August 31, 2021
The Bureau of Land Management is accepting public scoping comments on parcels until October 1, 2021.
Parcel lists and maps can be viewed on ePlanning. All comments must be submitted via ePlanning.
Department of Interior Press Release

March 25, 2021

*The oil and gas lease sale scheduled for March 25, 2021 has been postponed.*

November 13, 2020

The BLM is accepting public comments on 83 parcels, totaling approximately 111,340 acres of public lands for the upcoming March 2021 competitive oil and gas lease sale. Comments on the environmental assessments should be submitted through the March 2021 ePlanning website. The public comment period closes on December 14, 2020.

October 27, 2020

The draft EA for certain parcels in the Pawnee National Grassland, White River and San Juan National Forests is now available for comment. https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2002801/510

October 2, 2020

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public scoping comments on approximately 111,340 acres of public lands proposed for the upcoming March 2021 competitive oil and gas lease sale in Jackson, Las Animas, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Weld counties.
Maps, parcel lists, lease stipulations, instructions for submitting comments, and local contact information for the Kremmling, Little Snake, Royal Gorge and White River field offices are available online on the BLM ePlanning website at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2002581/510

 

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

September 1, 2020  n/a
15-Day Public Scoping October 2-16, 2020 Fifteen-day public review of the proposed parcel list before NEPA documents are developed. Scoping comments will be analyzed and incorporated in the NEPA documents as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

November 13 - December 14, 2020

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Analyses (EA), Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) and unsigned FONSI. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the EAs and DNA as appropriate.

Sale Notice

January 22, 2021

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.   

Protest Period

January 22 - February 22, 2021

Lease sale protests received from the public during the thirty-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests. 

Final Sale Results

March 25, 2021

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

Signed NEPA Documents  

March 24, 2021

Final signed lease sale NEPA documents with signed Decision Records. 

June 24, 2021

December 29, 2020

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public scoping comments on approximately 34,252 acres of public lands proposed for the upcoming June 2021 competitive oil and gas lease sale in Las Animas, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties. Comments will need to be received by January 13, 2021 and may be submitted online on ePlanning.

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available* Subject to change

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

December 1, 2020  n/a
15-Day Public Scoping December 29, 2020 - January 13, 2021 Fifteen-day public review of the proposed parcel list before NEPA documents are developed. Scoping comments will be analyzed and incorporated in the NEPA documents as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

February 16 - March 17, 2021

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Analyses (EA), Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) and unsigned FONSI. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the EAs and DNA as appropriate.

Sale Notice

April 23, 2021

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.   

Protest Period

April 23 - May 24, 2021

Lease sale protests received from the public during the thirty-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests. 

Final Sale Results

June 24, 2021

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

Signed NEPA Documents  

June 23, 2021

Final signed lease sale NEPA documents with signed Decision Records. 

September 23, 2021

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available *subject to change

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

March 1, 2021 n/a
15-Day Public ScopingMarch 30 - April 13, 2021Fifteen-day public review of the proposed parcel list before NEPA documents are developed. Scoping comments will be analyzed and incorporated in the NEPA documents as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

May 12 - June 11, 2021

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Analyses (EA), Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) and unsigned FONSI. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the EAs and DNA as appropriate.

Sale Notice

July 23, 2021

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.   

Protest Period

July 23 - August 23, 2021

Lease sale protests received from the public during the thirty-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests. 

Final Sale Results

September 23, 2021

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

Signed NEPA Documents  

September 22, 2021

Final signed lease sale NEPA documents with signed Decision Records. 

December 16, 2021

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

June 1, 2021 n/a
15-Day Public ScopingJune 29 - July 13, 2021Fifteen-day public review of the proposed parcel list before NEPA documents are developed. Scoping comments will be analyzed and incorporated in the NEPA documents as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

July 28 - August 26, 2021

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Analyses (EA), Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) and unsigned FONSI. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the EAs and DNA as appropriate.

Sale Notice

October 18, 2021

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.   

Protest Period

October 18 - November 18, 2021

Lease sale protests received from the public during the thirty-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests. 

Final Sale Results

December 16, 2021

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

Signed NEPA Documents  

December 15, 2021

Final signed lease sale NEPA documents with signed Decision Records. 

2020 Lease Sales

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020:

The Bureau of Land Management Colorado today sold 9 parcels totaling approximately 10,415 acres for $83,294.00 including rentals and fees at its quarterly oil and gas lease sale. Final lease sale results can be found on ePlanning.

January 24, 2020:

This sale notice initiates a 30-day public protest period, which ends Feb. 24, 2020. Protests must be submitted to the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 80215. The Environmental Assessments, Determinations of NEPA Adequacy, parcel lists, maps, attached stipulations and instructions on how to file a protest are available online at https://go.usa.gov/xdqHr.

October 1, 2019:

FOR MAPS AND PARCEL LISTS, AND TO SUBMIT PUBLIC SCOPING COMMENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR EPLANNING SITE.

Public Scoping Comment Period:

Public scoping comments will be accepted electronically via the BLM Land Use Planning and NEPA Register (ePlanning) by clicking on the link above.

Please note that the most useful public scoping comments are substantive comments that identify issues relevant to the proposed action or contain new technical or scientific information for the BLM to consider in the analysis document to be prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Comments which contain only opinions or preferences, or comments that are essentially identical to other comments, will not be specifically addressed in the environmental review process.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your public scoping comment, you should be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For general questions, please contact:
Jayson Barangan (Colorado State Office) jbaranga@blm.gov or (303)-239-3681

For questions on specific parcels, please contact:

Grand Junction Field Office:

Kremmling, Little Snake, White River Field Offices:

Royal Gorge Field Office:

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

September 1, 2019 n/a
15-Day Public ScopingOctober 1-15, 2019Fifteen-day public review of the proposed parcel list before NEPA documents are developed. Scoping comments will be analyzed and incorporated in the NEPA documents as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

November 14 - December 16, 2019

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Analyses (EA), Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) and unsigned FONSI. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the EAs and DNA as appropriate.

Sale Notice

January 24, 2020

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.   

Protest Period

January 24 - February 24, 2020

Lease sale protests received from the public during the thirty-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests. 

Final Sale Results

March 26, 2020

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

Signed NEPA Documents  

March 26, 2020

Final signed lease sale NEPA documents with signed Decision Records. 

June 25, 2020

The oil and gas lease sale scheduled for June 25, 2020 has been postponed.

May 7, 2020

For the June 25, 2020 competitive oil and gas lease sale, the BLM Colorado State Office will accept protests using the following methods:

  • Mail directly to the BLM Colorado State Office at 2850 Youngfield St. Lakewood CO 80215
  • ePlanning: https://go.usa.gov/xpFn6
  • Email: blm_co_leasesale@blm.gov

See the Notice of Addendum 1 for additional information.

April 24, 2020

The sale notice is now available on ePlanning (https://go.usa.gov/xpFn6). The 30-day public protest period closes on May 26, 2020. All protests must be submitted via ePlanning or by US Postal Mail to the Colorado State Office. Email and hand delivered protests will not be accepted. Additional information on how to submit comments is available on ePlanning

February 13, 2020

Public comment on the June 2020 quarterly oil and gas lease sale opens on February 13, 2020 for 30 days. Comments must be received by 4pm MST on March 16, 2020. Comments must be submitted online at https://go.usa.gov/xpFn6

December 30, 2019

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public scoping comments on approximately 6,095 acres of public lands proposed for the upcoming June 2020 competitive oil and gas lease sale in Jackson, Lincoln, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Weld counties. The public scoping period starts tomorrow, Dec. 31, 2019 and ends Jan. 15, 2020. Before beginning an environmental analysis, the BLM would like to hear from the public about issues that should be considered. Scoping comments will need to be received by Jan. 15, 2020 and may be submitted online at https://go.usa.gov/xpFn6. The next opportunity for the public to provide comment will be a 30-day public review and comment period on draft environmental assessment documents.

For general questions, please contact:
Jayson Barangan (Colorado State Office) jbaranga@blm.gov or (303)-239-3681

For questions on specific parcels, please contact:

Kremmling, Little Snake, White River Field Offices:

Royal Gorge Field Office:

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

December 1, 2019 N/A.
15-Day Public ScopingDecember  31, 2019 - January 15, 2020Fifteen-day public review of the proposed parcel list before NEPA documents are developed. Scoping comments will be analyzed and incorporated in the NEPA documents as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

February 13 - March 16, 2020

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Analyses (EA), Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) and unsigned FONSI. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the EAs and DNA as appropriate.

Sale Notice

April 24, 2020

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.   

Protest Period

April 24 - May 26, 2020

Lease sale protests received from the public during the thirty-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests. 

Final Sale Results

June 26, 2020

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

Signed NEPA Documents  

June 26, 2020

Final signed lease sale NEPA documents with signed Decision Records. 

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

The final September lease sale results are now available on ePlanning.

July 24, 2020

The Sepetember Sale Notice is available on ePlanning. Protests must be received by 4pm MST on August 24, 2020

**UPDATED** June 9, 2020

The public comment period closes for the September lease sale on June 15, 2020. Comments must be submitted by email to BLM_CO_LeaseSale@blm.gov 

March 31, 2020

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public scoping comments on approximately 67,244 acres of public lands proposed for the upcoming September 2020 competitive oil and gas lease sale in Jackson, Las Animas, Rio Blanco, and Weld counties. The public scoping period starts today, March 31 and ends April 14, 2020. Scoping comments will need to be received by April 14, 2020 and may be submitted online at https://go.usa.gov/xvaqs. The next opportunity for the public to provide comment will be a 30-day public review and comment period on draft environmental assessment documents.


For general questions, please contact:
Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski (303) 239-3671

For questions on specific parcels, please contact:

Kremmling and White River Field Offices:

Royal Gorge Field Office:

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

March 1, 2020 N/A.
15-Day Public ScopingMarch 31, 2020 - April 14, 2020Fifteen-day public review of the proposed parcel list before NEPA documents are developed. Scoping comments will be analyzed and incorporated in the NEPA documents as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

May 13 - June 12, 2020

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Analyses (EA), Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) and unsigned FONSI. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the EAs and DNA as appropriate.

Sale Notice

July 24, 2020

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.   

Protest Period

July 24 - August 24, 2020

Lease sale protests received from the public during the thirty-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests. 

Final Sale Results

September 25, 2020

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

Signed NEPA Documents  

September 26, 2020

Final signed lease sale NEPA documents with signed Decision Records. 

December 17, 2020

December 17, 2020

The final sale results are now available on ePlanning.

October 19, 2020

The Sale Notice is now available on the December ePlanning Site. Protests must be received by 4 PM MST on November 18, 2020.

August 14, 2020

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will offer 43 parcels, totaling approximately 47,685 acres in Jackson, Las Animas, Moffat and Weld counties at its December 2020 quarterly oil and gas lease sale. The public comment period on associated environmental documents ends September 14, 2020. Comments on the environmental assessments (EAs) should be submitted through the December 2020 ePlanning Site

June 30, 2020

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public scoping comments on approximately 47,685 acres of public lands proposed for the upcoming December 2020 competitive oil and gas lease sale in Jackson, Las Animas, Moffat, and Weld counties. The public scoping period starts June 30 and ends July 14, 2020. Scoping comments will need to be received by July 14, 2020 and may be submitted online at https://go.usa.gov/xwenh. The next opportunity for the public to provide comment will be a 30-day public review and comment period on draft environmental assessment documents.

Media questions, please contact:
Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski (303)-239-3671

For questions on specific parcels, please contact:

Kremmling and Little Snake Field Offices:

  • Maribeth Pecotte (970) 724-3000 or mpecotte@blm.gov

Royal Gorge Field Office:

  • Brant Porter (719) 269-8553 or beporter@blm.gov

 

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available
(Subject to change)

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

June 1, 2020  N/A.
15-Day Public Scoping June 30 - July 14, 2020 Fifteen-day public review of the proposed parcel list before NEPA documents are developed. Scoping comments will be analyzed and incorporated in the NEPA documents as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

August 14 - September 14, 2020

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Analyses (EA), Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) and unsigned FONSI. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the EAs and DNA as appropriate.

Sale Notice

October 19, 2020

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.   

Protest Period

October 19 - November 18, 2020

 

Lease sale protests received from the public during the thirty-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests. 

Final Sale Results

December 17, 2020

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

Signed NEPA Documents  

December 16, 2020

Final signed lease sale NEPA documents with signed Decision Records. 

2019 Lease Sales

March 28,2019

March 28, 2019

Final lease sale result information is available online at ePlanning.

February 12, 2019

The BLM will offer parcels in the Royal Gorge, White River, and Kremmling field offices. The environmental documents, parcel lists and maps, lease stipulations, and other relevant documents can be found online at EPLANNING SITE
The BLM will hold the lease sale online via www.energynet.com. Bidding will begin at 9 a.m. MST on March 28, 2019.

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November 13, 2018

Public comment period on associated environmental documents begins November 13, 2018 and ends on December 14, 2018. Comments on the environmental assessment (EA) and Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) must be submitted through the March 2019 ePlanning site.  The environmental documents, lists and maps of the parcels, and attached stipulations are online at https://go.usa.gov/xPB8s

For general questions, please contact:
Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski (Colorado State Office) kshedlowski@blm.gov or (303)-239-3671

For questions on specific parcels, please contact:

Grand Junction Field Office:

  • Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski (303) 239-3671 or kshedlowski@blm.gov

Colorado River Valley, Kremmling, Little Snake, White River Field Offices:

  • David Boyd (970) 876-9008 or dboyd@blm.gov

Royal Gorge Field Office:

  • Brant Porter (719) 269-8553 or beporter@blm.gov

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For maps and parcel lists, and to submit public scoping comments, please visit our ePlanning site.

Public Scoping Comment Period:

Public scoping comments will be accepted electronically via the BLM Land Use Planning and NEPA Register (ePlanning) by clicking on the link above. Comments received by other methods will not be accepted. Comments must be received by 4 PM MST on the last day of the scoping period. Any comments received after that will not be accepted. If you are having trouble submitting your comment though ePlanning please contact us immediately at 303-239-3990. 

Please note that the most useful public scoping comments are substantive comments that identify issues relevant to the proposed action or contain new technical or scientific information for the BLM to consider in the analysis document to be prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Comments which contain only opinions or preferences, or comments that are essentially identical to other comments, will not be specifically addressed in the environmental review process.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your public scoping comment, you should be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For general questions, please contact:
Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski (Colorado State Office) kshedlowski@blm.gov or (303)-239-3671

For questions on specific parcels, please contact:

Grand Junction Field Office:

  • Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski (303) 239-3671 or kshedlowski@blm.gov

Colorado River Valley, Kremmling, Little Snake, White River Field Offices:

  • David Boyd (970) 876-9008 or dboyd@blm.gov

Royal Gorge Field Office:

  • Brant Porter (719) 269-8553 or beporter@blm.gov

 

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

September 1, 2018N/A
15-Day Public ScopingOctober 1, 2018 - October 16, 2018

Fifteen-day public review of the proposed parcel list before NEPA documents are developed. Scoping comments will be analyzed and incorporated in the NEPA documents as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

November 13, 2018- December 14, 2018

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Analyses (EA), Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) and unsigned FONSI. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the EAs and DNA as appropriate.

Sale Notice

February 12, 2019

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Ten-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

February 12-22, 2019

Lease sale protests received from the public during the ten-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

March 28, 2019

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

Signed NEPA Documents  

March 27, 2019

Final signed lease sale NEPA documents with signed Decision Records. 

June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019:

Final sale results are available on ePlanning.

May 14, 2019:

Lease sale notice and public protest period information available on ePlanning site.

March 12, 2019: 

15-day public comment period on associate environmental documents ends on March 26, 2019. Comments on the environmental assessment (EA) must be submitted through the EA ePlanning page


For maps and parcel lists please visit our ePlanning site.

 

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

December 3, 2018N/A
15-Day Public ScopingJanuary 29, 2019 - February 12, 2019

Fifteen-day public review of the proposed parcel list before NEPA documents are developed. Scoping comments will be analyzed and incorporated in the NEPA documents as appropriate.

15-Day Public Review

March 12, 2019 - March 26, 2019

Fifteen-day public review and comment period for the lease sale NEPA documents. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the NEPA documents as appropriate.

Sale Notice

May 14, 2019

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Ten-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

May 14, 2019 - May 23, 2019

Lease sale protests received from the public during the ten-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

June 27, 2019

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

Signed NEPA Documents  

June 27, 2019

Final signed lease sale NEPA documents with signed Decision Records. 

Sept 26, 2019

September 26, 2019:

Final sale results are available on ​ePlanning.

July 26, 2019:

September Lease Sale Notice is available for review. 30-day public protest period closes August 26, 2019. Visit ePlanning for details.

May 14, 2019:

Public Comment begins May 14, 2019 and will close at 4:00 P.M. on June 12, 2019.
Comments must be submitted through ePlanning.

April 2, 2019:

Comments may be submitted electronically via the ePlanning website and hard copy mail can be sent to the respective field offices.

Little Snake Field Office455 Emerson St.
Craig, CO 81625
Kremmling Field Office2103 E. Park Ave.
Kremmling, CO 80459
White River Field Office220 E. Market St.
Meeker, CO 81641
Royal Gorge Field Office3028 E. Main Street
Canon City, CO 81212
 
FOR MAPS AND PARCEL LISTS, AND TO SUBMIT PUBLIC SCOPING COMMENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR EPLANNING SITE.

Public Scoping Comment Period:

Public scoping comments will be accepted electronically via the BLM Land Use Planning and NEPA Register (ePlanning) by clicking on the link above.

Please note that the most useful public scoping comments are substantive comments that identify issues relevant to the proposed action or contain new technical or scientific information for the BLM to consider in the analysis document to be prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Comments which contain only opinions or preferences, or comments that are essentially identical to other comments, will not be specifically addressed in the environmental review process.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your public scoping comment, you should be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For general questions, please contact:
Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski (Colorado State Office) kshedlowski@blm.gov or (303)-239-3671

For questions on specific parcels, please contact:

Kremmling, Little Snake, White River Field Offices:

Royal Gorge Field Office:

 

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

March 1, 2019N/A
15-Day Public ScopingApril 2, 2019 - April 16, 2019

Fifteen-day public review of the proposed parcel list before NEPA documents are developed. Scoping comments will be analyzed and incorporated in the NEPA documents as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

May 14, 2019 - June 12, 2019

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Analysis (EA) and unsigned FONSI. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

Sale Notice

July 26, 2019

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

July 26, 2019 - August 26, 2019

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

September 26, 2019

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

Signed NEPA Documents  

September 25, 2019

Final signed lease sale NEPA documents with signed Decision Records. 

Dec 19, 2019

Parcels in the December 2019 sale will be reconsidered for a future sale due to a Preliminary Injunction entered Oct. 16, 2019 by the U.S. District Court, District of Idaho. 

 

August 13, 2019

A 30-day public comment period opens on August 13, 2019 and closes September 12, 2019. For maps, parcel lists, lease stipulations and instructions for submitting comments please visit the December 2019 Lease Sale ePlanning page

July 2, 2019

A 15-day public scoping period opens on July 2, 2019 and closes July 16, 2019. For maps, parcel lists, lease stipulations and instructions for submitting comments please visit the December 2019 Lease Sale ePlanning page

Maps and parcel lists are available on the December 2019 Lease Sale ePlanning page.

 

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

June 1, 2019N/A
15-Day Public ScopingJuly 2, 2019 - July 16, 2019

Fifteen-day public review of the proposed parcel list before NEPA documents are developed. Scoping comments will be analyzed and incorporated in the NEPA documents as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

August 13, 2019 - September 12, 2019

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Analysis (EA) and unsigned FONSI. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

Sale Notice

October 18, 2019

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

October 18, 2019 - November 18, 2019

Lease sale protests received from the public during the thirty-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

December 19, 2019

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

Signed NEPA Documents  

December 19, 2019

Final signed lease sale NEPA documents with signed Decision Records. 

2018 Lease Sales

March 8, 2018

Visit our ePlanning site for documents and information related to our March 2018 sale.

To submit comments, please contact Ryan Joyner at 970-385-1242 or rjoyner@blm.gov.

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

March 1, 2017N/A

Public Scoping

June 5, 2017-July 6, 2017

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the analysis as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

Sept. 7, 2017-Oct. 10, 2017

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA). Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

Dec. 8, 2017

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

Dec. 8, 2017-Jan. 9, 2018

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

TBA

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

DNA & Decision Record  

TBA

Final DNA and Decision Record

June 7, 2018

Visit our ePlanning site for documents and information related to our June 2018 sale.

Please submit comments blm_co_june_2018_lease_sale@blm.gov or mail them to White River Field Office, Attn: June 2018 Lease Sale, 220 #. Market St., Meeker, CO 81641.

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

June 1, 2017N/A

Public Scoping

Sept. 5, 2017-Oct. 6, 2017

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the analysis as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

Dec. 7, 2017-Jan. 8, 2018

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA). Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

April 20, 2018

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Ten-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

April 20-30, 2018

Lease sale protests received from the public during the ten-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

TBA

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

DNA & Decision Record  

TBA

Final DNA and Decision Record.

Sept. 6, 2018

Visit our ePlanning site for documents and information related to our September 2018 sale.

The BLM is deferring 11 parcels in Huerfano County totaling ~18,316 acres from its upcoming September 6, 2018, competitive oil and gas lease sale as it completes Tribal consultation with the Navajo Nation. The sale will continue as scheduled and 14 parcels totaling ~3,405 acres will be offered. After consultation is completed, the Huerfano County parcels may be considered for a future sale. 

The BLM reached out to the Navajo Nation in March 2018 after learning they acquired property in the area. Tribal consultation is currently underway.

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

Sept. 1, 2017N/A

Public Scoping

Dec. 4, 2017-Jan. 4, 2018

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the analysis as appropriate.

15-Day Public Review

March 22, 2018-April 6, 2018

Fifteen-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment (EA) and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

July 20, 2018

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Ten-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

July 20-30, 2018

Lease sale protests received from the public during the ten-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

TBA

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record  

TBA

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

Dec. 13, 2018

December 7, 2018:

BLM Colorado deferred 3 parcels totaling approximately 500 acres from the Dec. 13 oil and gas lease sale.

BLM Colorado is deferring the parcels in the Colorado River Valley Field Office pending the completion of additional analysis.

The sale notice, sale addendum, and other documents are now available on the ePlanning site.

BLM Colorado is considering offering 20 parcels on public lands managed by the BLM at the Dec. 13, 2018 quarterly oil and gas sale. The BLM will hold the lease sale online at www.energynet.com on December 13 at 9 a.m. MST. 

November 2, 2018:

BLM Colorado deferred 58 parcels including 74,516 acres from the Dec. 13 oil and gas lease sale.
 
BLM Colorado is deferring parcels that contain big game habitat in cooperation with a request from the State of Colorado to delay leasing to allow consideration of further habitat protections. The State of Colorado had also requested leasing in the North Fork Valley be delayed until the Uncompahgre Resource Management Plan is completed. 

The sale notice, sale addendum, and other documents are now available on the ePlanning site.

BLM Colorado is considering offering 23 parcels on public lands managed by the BLM at the December 13, 2018 quarterly oil and gas sale. The BLM will hold the lease sale online at www.energynet.com on December 13 at 9 a.m. MST. 

 

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October 26, 2018:

BLM Colorado is considering offering 81 parcels on public lands managed by the BLM at the December 13, 2018 quarterly oil and gas sale. The BLM will hold the lease sale online at www.energynet.com on December 13 at 9 a.m. MST. 
BLM Colorado is assessing a recent District Court opinion on the Colorado River Valley Field Office Resource Management Plan and its potential impacts on the field office’s parcels for the upcoming sale.

The sale notice and other documents are now available on the ePlanning site.

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October 19, 2018:
BLM Colorado is moving 142 parcels containing Greater Sage-Grouse habitat totaling approximately 141,478 acres from the December sale.
BLM Colorado is rescheduling the December 6, 2018 lease sale to December 13, 2018.
Additional information will be posted here and on the ePlanning site as it becomes available.

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For maps and parcel lists, and to submit comments on the Royal Gorge Environmental Assessment and the Uncompahgre Environmental Assessment, please visit our ePlanning site.

For general inquiry about the December sale, please contact:

  • Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski (Colorado State Office) kshedlowski@blm.gov or (303)-239-3671

For questions on specific parcels, please contact:

  • David Boyd (Colorado River Valley, Kremmling, Little Snake, White River), dboyd@blm.gov or (970) 876-9008
  • Brant Porter (Royal Gorge Field Office), beporter@blm.gov or (719) 269-8553
  • Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski (Uncompahgre, and Grand Junction Field Offices), kshedlowski@blm.gov or (303) 239-3671

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

June 1, 2018N/A
15-Day Public ScopingJuly 2, 2018-July 17, 2018

Fifteen-day public review of the proposed parcel list before NEPA documents are developed. Scoping comments will be analyzed and incorporated in the NEPA documents as appropriate.

15-Day Public Review

Aug. 27, 2018-Sept. 11, 2018

Fifteen-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Analysis (EA) and unsigned FONSI. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

Sale Notice

Oct. 26, 2018

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Ten-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

Oct. 26, 2018-Nov. 5, 2018

Lease sale protests received from the public during the ten-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

Dec. 14, 2018

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

Signed NEPA Documents  

Dec. 13, 2018

Final signed lease sale NEPA documents with signed Decision Records. 

2017 Lease Sales

March 9, 2017

Visit our ePlanning site for documents and information related to our March 2017 sale.

 

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

Feb. 1, 2016N/A

Public Scoping

May 9, 2016-June 8, 2016

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

Aug. 9, 2016-Sept. 8, 2016

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

Nov. 10, 2016

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

Nov. 10, 2016-Dec. 12, 2016

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

March 9, 2017

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record  

March 8, 2017, or later

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

June 8, 2017

Please submit comments to blm_co_may_2017_lease_sale@blm.gov, or mail them to the White River Field Office, Attn: May 2017 Lease Sale 220 E. Market St., Meeker, CO 81461. Please submit protests to the BLM Colorado State Office at 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 80215, or fax them to 303-239-3799.

*All payments for parcels must be received by COB June 8, 2017.*

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interests

May 2, 2016N/A

Public Scoping

Aug. 8, 2016-Sept. 8, 2016

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

Nov. 9, 2016-Dec. 12, 2016

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

March 10, 2017

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

March 10, 2017-April 10, 2017

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

June 8, 2017

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record 

June 7, 2017, or later

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

Sept. 7, 2017

View all documents related to this sale at our ePlanning site, linked here.

Please submit comments to rgfo_comments@blm.gov.

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

Feb. 1, 2016N/A

Public Scoping

Nov. 7, 2016-Dec. 8, 2016

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

Feb 10, 2017-March 13, 2017

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

June 9, 2017

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

June 9, 2017-July 10, 2017

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

Sept. 7, 2017

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record  

Sept. 6, 2017, or later

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

Dec. 2017

Maps and all other documents related to this sale are located at our ePlanning site, linked here.

Please submit comments to blm_co_december_2017_lease_sa@blm.gov, or mail them to the White River Field Office, Attn: December 2017 Lease Sale 220 E. Market St., Meeker, CO 81461.

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

Nov. 1, 2016N/A

Public Scoping

Feb. 6, 2017-March 8, 2017

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

May 10, 2017-June 9, 2017

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

Sept. 8, 2017

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

Sept. 8, 2017-Oct. 9, 2017

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

Dec. 7, 2017

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record  

Dec. 6, 2017, or later

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

2016 Lease Sales

Feb. 10, 2016

To request a NEPA document related to this sale please email blm_co_leasesale@blm.gov 

 

This sale was postponed and will be combined with an upcoming sale.

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

More Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interests

Feb. 2, 2015N/A

Public Scoping

May 11, 2015-June 10, 2015

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

Aug. 12, 2015-Sept. 11, 2015

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

Nov. 13, 2015

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

Nov. 13, 2015-Dec. 14, 2015

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

Postponed

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record  

Postponed

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

May 12, 2016

To request a NEPA document related to this sale please email blm_co_leasesale@blm.gov 

 

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interests

May 4, 2015N/A

Public Scoping

Aug. 10, 2015-Sept. 9, 2015

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

Nov. 12, 2015-Dec. 14, 2015

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

Feb. 12, 2016

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

Feb. 12, 2016-March 14, 2016

Protest period extended to March 29, 2016.

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

May 12, 2016

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record  

  • Little Snake EA/FONSI; Decision Record
  • Tres Rios Determination of NEPA Adequacy; Decision Record

May 11, 2016

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

Aug. 11, 2016

This sale has been postponed until August 2017.

Dec. 8, 2016

Find all documents for the December lease sale here.

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Cut-off for Accepting Expressions of Interest

Nov. 8, 2015N/A

Public Scoping

Feb. 8, 2016-March 10, 2016

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

May 12, 2016-June 13, 2016

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

Oct. 13, 2016

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

Protests Received: 

Oct. 13, 2016-Nov. 14, 2016

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

Dec. 8, 2016

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

2015 Lease Sales

2014 Lease Sales

Feb. 13, 2014

To request a NEPA document related to this sale please email blm_co_leasesale@blm.gov 

 

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

More Info

Public Scoping

May 13, 2013-May 28, 2013

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review 

Aug. 2, 2013-Sept. 3, 2013

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

Nov. 15, 2013

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

Nov. 15, 2013-Dec. 16, 2013

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

Feb. 13, 2014

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record   

Feb. 12, 2013

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

June 12, 2014

To request a NEPA document related to this sale please email blm_co_leasesale@blm.gov 

Important dates and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Public Scoping

Aug. 5, 2013-Aug. 20, 2013

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

Nov. 27, 2013-Dec. 30, 2013

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

March 14, 2014

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

March 14, 2014-April 14, 2014

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

June 12, 2014

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record

June 11, 2014

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

Sept. 11, 2014

This lease sale was originally scheduled August 14, 2014. It was combined with later lease sales.

Nov. 13, 2014

To request a NEPA document related to this sale please email blm_co_leasesale@blm.gov 

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Public Scoping

Feb. 10, 2014-Feb. 25, 2014

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

May 2, 2014-June 2, 2014

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

Aug. 15, 2014

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

Aug. 15, 2014-Sept. 14, 2014

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

Nov. 13, 2014

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record  

Nov. 12, 2014

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

2013 Lease Sales

Feb. 14, 2013

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Public Scoping

June 13, 2012-June 27, 2012

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review 
EA and Unsigned FONSI  

August 17, 2012-Sept. 18, 2012

The comment period for the parcels in Tres Rios was extended to Oct. 2.

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

 

Nov. 16, 2012

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

  • The BLM received numerous comments and letters of support in addition to the protests.

Nov. 16, 2012-Dec. 17, 2012

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

Feb. 14, 2013

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record   

Feb. 13, 2013

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

30-day public review

Sale Notice

Addendum 1; Addendum 2; Addendum 3; Addendum 4; Addendum 5; Addendum 6; Addendum 7; Addendum 8

Protest Period

Protest Response 1; Protest Response 2; Protest Response 3

Final Sale Results

EA FONSI & Decision Record

May 9, 2013

 

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional info

Public Scoping

Sept. 5, 2012-June 19, 2012

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review 
EA and Unsigned FONSI  

Nov. 15, 2012-Dec. 17, 2012

 

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

arcels in the White River Field Office were deferred.

Feb. 8, 2013

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

  • Protests Received

Feb. 8, 2013-March 11, 2013

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

May 9, 2013

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record   

  •  

May 8, 2013

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

 

30-day public review

Sale Notice

Protest Period

Final Sale Results

EA, FONSI & Decision Record

Aug. 8, 2013

 

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Public Scoping

Dec. 3, 2012-Dec. 17, 2012

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review 
EA and Unsigned FONSI  

Parcels evaluated in the Grand Junction and Uncompahgre field offices for a two-week scoping period were held for additional analysis

Feb. 11, 2013-March 13, 2013

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

May 10, 2013

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

 

May 10, 2013-June 10, 2013

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

Aug. 8, 2013

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record   

May 8, 2013

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

 

Sale Notice

Protest Period

Final Sale Results

EA, FONSI & Decision Record   

Nov. 14, 2013

 

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

Public Scoping

Feb. 12, 2013-Feb. 26, 2013

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review

May 3, 2013-June 3, 2013

 

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

Aug. 16, 2013

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

Aug. 16, 2013-Sept. 16, 2013

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

Nov. 14, 2013

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record  

Nov. 13, 2013

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

 

30-Day Public Review 

Sale Notice

Final Sale Results

EA, FONSI & Decision Record   

2012 Lease Sales

Feb. 9, 2012

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

Additional Info

30-Day Public Review 
EA and Unsigned FONSI 

Aug. 18 - Sept. 19, 2011

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Lease Sale Notice

Nov. 10, 2011

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

Nov. 10 - Dec. 12, 2011 

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

Feb. 9, 2012

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record   

Feb. 8, 2012

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

LR2000 Lease Issuance Report

 

Report of the leases issued after the sale.

 

30-Day Public Review 
EA and Unsigned FONSI  

Lease Sale Notice 

Protest Period

Final Sale Results

EA, FONSI & Decision Record   

LR2000 Lease Issuance Report

May 10, 2012

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

More Info

30-Day Public Review 
EA and Unsigned FONSI 

Nov. 28 - Dec. 28, 2011

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Lease Sale Notice

Feb. 10, 2012

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

Feb. 10 - March 12, 2012

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

May 10, 2012

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record   

May 10, 2012

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

LR2000 Lease Issuance Report

 

Report of the leases issued after the sale.

 

30-Day Public Review 
EA and Unsigned FONSI  

Lease Sale Notice 

Protest Period

Final Sale Results

EA, FONSI & Decision Record   

LR2000 Lease Issuance Report

Aug. 9, 2012

Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

More Info

Public Scoping

Closed Feb. 9, 2012

Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

30-Day Public Review 
EA and Unsigned FONSI 

Uncompahgre Field Office: March 7 - April 20, 2012

Grand Junction Field Office: Feb. 29 - March 30, 2012

Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Sale Notice

May 11, 2012

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

Protest Period

May 11 - June 11, 2012

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

Final Sale Results

August 9, 2012

Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

EA, FONSI & Decision Record  

August 8, 2012

Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

LR2000 Lease Issuance Report

 

Report of the leases issued after the sale.

 

30-Day Public Review 
EA and Unsigned FONSI  

Sale Notice

Final Sale Results

EA, FONSI & Decision Record   

LR2000 Lease Issuance Report

Nov. 8, 2012

 Public involvement periods and associated documents

Date(s) Available

More Info

Public Scoping

    March 12 - March 26, 2012

    Public scoping allows the public an opportunity to provide comments before the BLM develops the environmental analysis. Scoping comments are analyzed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.

    30-Day Public Review 
    EA and Unsigned FONSI 

    May 21 - June 22, 2012

    Thirty-day public review and comment period for the lease sale Environmental Assessment and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact. Comments will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

    Sale Notice

    Aug. 10, 2012

    Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. Thirty-day lease sale protest period begins.    

    Protest Period

    Aug. 10 - Sept. 10, 2012

    Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests.  

    Final Sale Results

    Nov. 8, 2012

    Summary of the lease sale results, including the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale. 

    EA, FONSI & Decision Record  

    Nov. 7, 2012

    Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record

    LR2000 Lease Issuance Report

     

    Report of the leases issued after the sale.

     

    Public Scoping

    30-Day Public Review 
    EA and Unsigned FONSI  

    Sale Notice

    Protest Period

    Final Sale Results

    EA, FONSI & Decision Record   

    LR2000 Lease Issuance Report

    LEASE SALE SCHEDULE

    • 30 day public comment period
      November 2 - December 12, 2021
      Comment Here

    Points of Contact


    Media Contact
    Kirby Shedlowski
    kshedlowski@blm.gov
    303-239-3671

    BLM Colorado State Office Leasing Team
    blm_co_leasesale@blm.gov
    303-239-3990