In 1978, the BLM began reviewing the lands it administered to ascertain which of them possessed wilderness characteristics, as defined in the Wilderness Act (1964). This review was conducted in each State in three phases: Inventory, Study and Reporting. The documents below reflect the work completed during Phase II (Study).
The BLM studied alternatives for designating wilderness study areas (WSAs) as all wilderness, partially wilderness or no wilderness. This information is found in the studies linked below.
Statewide Small WSAs | 1989
The WSAs in the studies below have either been designated as Wilderness or released from WSA status. Their respective EISs are presented for historical and reference purposes only and do not reflect current land ststus.
Owyhee Wilderness Proposed MFP Amendment | 1986
Jacks Creek Wilderness | 1989
Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness | 1989
The Great Rift WSA was transferred to the National Park Service in 2000. The Great Rift Proposed Wilderness EIS (1980) is presented for historical reference only.