Administrative Areas Coal Leases Overview
Bureau of Land Management Administrative Areas oversees 1,972 coal leases. Of the lease records managed by the Administrative Areas, 16.98% are authorized, 1.47% are pending, and 74.84% are closed. Oversite of these federal lands is divided into Administrative States—Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.
- Total Leases
- Authorized Leases
- Pending Leases
- Closed Leases
- Expired Leases
- Withdrawn Leases
- Relinquished Leases
- Rejected Leases
- Cancelled Leases
- Authorized Acres
- Pending Acres
Authorized Leases By Administrative States
In Administrative Areas
|Administrative State||Authorized Leases|
|Wyoming||34.33% (115 Authorized Leases)|
|Utah||20.3% (68 Authorized Leases)|
|Montana||19.7% (66 Authorized Leases)|
|Colorado||16.72% (56 Authorized Leases)|
|Other||8.96% (30 Authorized Leases)|
Browse Leases By Administrative State
While the national oversight of public lands is broken down by "Administrative States," this is a bit of a misnomer. These administrative units are, indeed named after states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, and Eastern States. Yet, they are not necessarily constrained by state borders.
Below, we list the BLM states with the geographic states that are contained in them.
BLM Offices Map
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- New Mexico
- Eastern States
Milwaukee Field Office
- New York
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
Jackson Field Office
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
Coal Lease News From The Coal Fields™
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Understanding BLM Administrative Areas
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Understanding Location Data
Lease handled by the Bureau of Land Management are not mapped by latitude and longitude, instead, these leases harken back to the Public Land Survey System.
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