News

BLM to offer two geothermal parcels in Colorado at lease sale on Feb 9, 2012

Gunnison National Forest, Colorado (source: flickr/ di.wineanddine, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 10 Nov 2011

The U.S. BLM will be holding a geothermal lease sale on February 9, 2012 for parcels on BLM land and Forest Service land in Colorado.

Announced yesterday, “The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is offering two geothermal parcels located within the Gunnison Field Office, in Gunnison County. The first geothermal parcel includes 4,588 acres of BLM land. The second geothermal parcel includes about 3,765 acres of U.S. Forest Service land.

The geothermal parcels are being put up for auction after stipulations were added to the lease offers, including protective measures for geological hazards, Gunnison sage-grouse seasonal mating areas, and senior water rights.

The deadline for submitting protests is 4 p.m., Dec. 12. All protests must be received by the BLM Colorado State Office, located at 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 80215.”

Source: Denver Post