140 parcels up for sale in March oil and gas lease sale

Published: Feb. 1, 2019 at 8:42 AM CST
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The Bureau of Land Management’s Wyoming State Office released the March 2019 oil and gas lease sale list, which includes 140 parcels totaling about 148,909 acres.

The sale will occur online at www.energynet.com on March 19-20, 2019. In accordance with Secretarial Order 3362 to improve wildlife habitat, the BLM worked closely with the State of Wyoming to develop a sound leasing strategy that protects important wildlife habitat in the Red Desert to Hoback Sublette mule deer migration corridor in southwest Wyoming.

The BLM is deferring six parcels in whole and two parcels in part within the migration corridor based on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s recommendation to defer them until the Rock Springs Resource Management Plan revision is completed.

The BLM is also applying a special lease notice to certain parcels that overlap the corridor, mandating that lessees work with the BLM and WGFD to minimize potential impacts to big game before development.

Today’s publication of the sale notice initiates a 30-day protest period that will close at 4 p.m. on March 1. The sale notice, environmental review documents and additional information, including protest instructions, are available online.

All protests must be submitted by mail to the Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009, or by fax to 307-775-6203.