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Lease Parcels Auctioned

 The following includes information sheets Courtesy of RedRockForests.org about the parcels actioned. I understand some of them were removed prior to the auction on Friday December 19, 2008.  Here's the BLM Map System.

Julianne Fitzgerald was able to record most of the winning bids. Follows are her notes.

Desolation Canyon Area - Parcel 159, ? 
Ruby Ranch & Upper Labyrinth Area:

Parcel 161- Bidder #25 - $44./acre

Parcel 162 -Bidder #25 - $22./acre

Parcel 163 -Bidder #51 - $10.50/acre

1-70 Corridor & Book Cliffs Area:

Parcel 164 - Bidder #25 - $7.50/acre

Parcel 165 - Bidder #25 - $102.50/acre

Parcel 169 - Bidder #70 - $2.25/acre

Parcel 177 - Bidder #70 - $11./acre

Duma Point Area:

Parcel 166 - Bidder #29 - $190./acre

Parcel 167 - Bidder #27 - $140./acre

Parcel 168 - Bidder #29 - $185./acre

Parcel 171 - Bidder #25 - ?

Ten Mile Canyon Area:

Parcel 170 - Bidder #25 - $120./acre

Parcel 171 - (see above)

Parcel 172 - Bidder #25 - $125./acre

Parcel 173 - Bidder #25 - $18./acre

Parcel 174 - Bidder #25 - ?

Parcel 175 - Bidder # ?

Lower Labyrinth & Mineral Point Area

Parcel 176 - Bidder #60 - $?

Parcel 177 - Bidder #70 - $11.00

191 Corridor Area:

Parcel 178 - Bidder #? (Probably Tim DeChristoper but didn't record in my book)

Parcel 179 - (See Above)

Bartlett Wash, Tusher Canyon & Courthouse Pasture Area:

Parcel 180 - Bidder #70 - $170./acre

Parcel 181 - Bidder #70 - $118.50/acre

Parcel 182 - Bidder #70 - $105./acre

Parcel 183 - Bidder #70 - $110./acre

Parcel 184 - Bidder #70 - $55./acre

Parcel 185 - Bidder #70 - $50./acre

Parcel 186 - Bidder #70 - $100./acre

Parcel 196 - Auctioned P.T. (post-Tim)

Parcel 197 - (see above)

Thompson Springs Area:

Parcel 187 - Bidder #70 - $72.50/acre

Northwest Boundary of Arches National Park Area

Yellow Cat Road and Lost Springs Canyon Area

Amasa Back Area
Northern Hatch Point Area
Southern Hatch Point &  Needles Overlook Area
Books Cliffs, Spruce Canyon WSA & Cottonwood Wash Area

Book Cliffs & Coal Canyon WSA Area

1-70 Corridor & Nash Wash Area

Dome Plateau & Colorado River Corridor Area
Dry Mesa, Cache Valley & Colorado River Corridor Area

Porcupine Rim Area

Sand Flats Recreation Area

Spanish Valley & Cedar Hills Area
Book Cliffs, Grand Valley & I-70 Corridor Area

Kirks Basin Area


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