BLM Oil & Gas Leases

Last updated on 12/10/2010 11:59:40 AM.


The purpose of this layer is to provide a multi-purpose nationwide dataset of Oil and Gas agreements and leases on federal lands or on lands where there are federal minerals.

Data Input

The Oil and Gas Leases data were obtained from the GeoCommunicator GIS Web Service. Below are the details of this data set as it appears in the service:

When downloading the data, the attribute field names are changed to generic vlaues. Therefore, the fields had to be renamed to match the web service and stay logical. No additional processing of the data was completed, and they appear in WFDSS identically to the way they do in GeoCommunicator.

Caution: The data displayed in WFDSS are intended for STRATEGIC USE ONLY. Always verify the positional accuracy of the data with local knowledge.


The graphical display of land and mineral parcels and mining claims are NOT a substitute for the official BLM or county land and mineral records. Not all land and mineral records are displayed in this data set. There could be land and mineral records and mining claims that occur on the lands, but are not displayed on the map you are viewing. 

Please refer to the LR2000 system for a complete list of land and mineral records. The parcels can be used for information, mapping, graphics, and planning purposes only. No warranty, including accuracy, relevancy, timeliness, or completeness of the records, is made by the BLM for use of the data for purposes not intended by the BLM.

Any hardcopies using these data sets shall clearly indicate their source. If the user has modified the data in any way, they are obligated to describe the types of modifications they have performed in the metadata. The user specifically agrees not to misrepresent these data sets, or to imply that changes they made were approved by the Bureau of Land Management.

Data Information


Bureau of Land Management (GeoCommunicator)


Western United States




BLM Oil & Gas Leases GIS Team Contacts

The WFDSS application is "data rich". It requires data which is spatially oriented and graphically displays information to support wildland fire and other natural resource decisions. Due to the type and number of interagency spatial data sets required in April 2009 an interagency GIS Team was formed to provide data support for WFDSS. This Team is responsible for acquiring, consolidating, and validating their agency spatial and tabular data. In addition this team developed and maintained communications among local, regional, and national agency personnel to improve the collection process and provide explicit guidance on data needs. The members of the WFDSS GIS Team are:

Table 1: WFDSS GIS Team Contacts

WFDSS GIS Team Contacts

Amanda Rumsey
Data Scientist, Wildland Fire Management, RD&A
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Susan McClendon
WFM RD&A GIS Specialist
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Jill Kuenzi
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Joseph Kafka
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Andrew Bailey
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Skip Edel
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Julie Osterkamp
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Jennifer L. Jenkins BLM-Alaska Fire Service 907.356.5587 send email