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Public Land Policy Alert: Utah : Quick Facts

February 18, 2004
  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.