BLM Auction Leases 17 Parcels, 719 Acres in OH Wayne Natl Forest

As we mentioned in a story yesterday, the Bureau of Land Management proceeded with an online auction for BLM-controlled land in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest (see 10-Yr Wait is Over, BLM Auctions Wayne Natl Forest Leases Today). The BLM plan was to auction 33 parcels totaling 1,600 acres. As it turns out, only 17 parcels totally 719 acres actually got auctioned. At the last minute the BLM withdrew 881 acres (16 parcels) because there are remaining issues with ownership title of the mineral rights. Those other parcels may later be offered via auction, if they get everything squared away. The 719 acres was all leased by noon and brought bids ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 per acre. Let the fracking begin!…

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