Federal and State Lands
A hallmark of the natural resources practice at Jewell Jimmerson is our busy and active approach to our federal and state lands. Our knowledge of land offices, processes, and the intricate details of sovereign minerals mean we can help you unlock operations on the lands that often seem to present odd complexities compared to fee lands.
Federal and State Leasing (MLA of 1920 and 1930)
DOJ Trespass Inquiries
Operating and Record Title Issues
Act 30 Applications
Helium Leasing and Operations
CO2 Transactions (McElmo Dome) and Operations
BLM, NFS, and COGCC Memoranda of Understanding
BLM Records Research
Taylor Grazing Act
Notable Experience: Steered client through all aspects of securing the largest BLM lease in CO history. Secured the first “finding of no fault” in CO for a major oil and gas operator in a DOJ trespass inquiry with favorable determination. Successfully defended client against dozens of BLM drainage inquiries.