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February 20, 2009

   Roger Alexander

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

The Bureau of Land Management's Wyoming State Office today posted its proposed list of parcels for the bimonthly competitive oil and gas lease sale scheduled for April 7, 2009 in Cheyenne, Wyo. The posted list, which identifies 102 proposed parcels totaling 98,195.24 acres, initiates a 30-day public review/protest period.

The 102 proposed parcels are located in areas under the management of eight BLM Wyoming Field Offices – Buffalo, Casper, Cody, Kemmerer, Newcastle, Rawlins, Rock Springs and Worland.

Copies of the complete April competitive oil and gas lease sale notice will be available at the sale and can be purchased in advance for $5 from the State Office at 5353 Yellowstone Road in Cheyenne, or by writing: BLM, Attn: Copy Work, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyo. 82003. Copies are also available for purchase from each BLM field office in Wyoming.

The complete April competitive oil and gas lease sale notice can be viewed and/or downloaded for free at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/energy/Oil_and_Gas/Leasing.html. Interactive maps showing the locations of the upcoming lease sale parcels in Wyoming can be found at http://www.geocommunicator.gov/.

The BLM manages more land – 258 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 estate 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.