Oil and Gas Leasing Decision in Portions of the Wyoming Range -- Supplemental Analysis

The 2011 decision not to authorize leasing was withdrawn to allow further analysis. A new Draft Supplemental EIS is expected to be available for comment in 2015 with a Final SEIS and draft decision in mid-2016. Issuance of the draft decision will beging the objection filing period. This decision is subject to the Pre-decisional Administrative Review (Objection) Process (36 CFR 218).

Location Summary

Big Piney Ranger District various locations

District: Big Piney Ranger District

Project Documents

Date Published
  • Decision

    • 2011 Decision Withdrawal News Release (5/5/11) (PDF 349kb)
    • 2011 Record of Decision (1/25/11) (PDF 638kb)
      Documents the Forest Service decision not to authorize the BLM to offer 35 lease parcels in the Wyoming Range totaling 44,720 acres at this time. The decision selects Alternative1 from the Supplemental EIS. This decision supersedes prior FS 2005 decisions to authorize BLM to offer leases for these acres.