Public Land Policy Alert: Utah : Quick Facts
|November 2003 Sale||February 2004 Sale||June 2004 Sale||Total of all Three Sales|
|Acres of wilderness quality land on which oil/gas leases offered or scheduled for sale||13,742||5,090||27,594||46,426|
|Number of parcels of this land on which oil/gas leases offered or scheduled for sale||18||14||39||71|
|Parcels on which bids were placed||14||14||TBA||28 plus|
|Parcels that contain habitat for the federally-threatened Bald Eagle||3||1||2||6|
|Parcels that contain sensitive bird habitat including habitat for Bald Eagles||3||12||5||20|
|Parcels with sensitive floodplain areas||11||4||12||27|
|Parcels with sensitive floodplain areas on which oil and gas exploration could contaminate the Colorado River system||5||1||-||6|
Recent Articles of Interest
Brent Israelson. The Salt Lake Tribune. New BLM oil, gas leases challenged; Wilderness claims: Groups say the lands should be protected from exploration, drilling. November 12, 2003.
Debbie Hummel. Associated Press. Conservationists: Bush administration values oil, gas above all other resources. February 11, 2004.