In accordance with the Federal Land Policy Management Act (FLPMA), through the land use planning process, the BLM is required to consider all available information in order to determine the mix of resource uses and protection that best serves the multiple-use and sustained-yield mandate. Under the FLPMA, the BLM has numerous authorities requiring the agency to maintain inventories of all public lands and their resources, including wilderness characteristics, and to consider such information during the land use planning process. Consistent with Section 201 of the FLPMA, which requires the Secretary of the Interior to "prepare and maintain on a continuing basis an inventory of all public lands and their resource and other values," and the BLM Land Use Planning Handbook, the BLM-White River Field Office (WRFO) has identified and completed an assessment of BLM-managed lands with wilderness characteristics outside of existing Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs). BLM Manual 6310 - Conducting Wilderness Characteristics Inventory on BLM Lands, provides the guidance from which WRFO performed the wilderness characteristic inventory process.
LWC Overview Materials
LWC Overview Map
WRFO LWC Inventory Process and background
2011 WRFO LWC Inventory Overview
2012 WRFO LWC Inventory Overview
2013 WRFO LWC Inventory Overview
BLM Manual 6310-Conducting Wilderness Characteristics Inventory on BLM Lands