Wilderness Review Process

There are four stages to the wilderness review process during the forest plan revision: Inventory, Evaluation, Analysis, and Recommendation. The wilderness inventory and evaluation are conducted as a separate process prior to the Plan Revision phase. Results from the evaluation are analyzed during the Plan Revision phase. Based on the analysis, the Deciding Official will make a determination in the Record of Decision as to whether or not to recommend any areas for wilderness designation. Only Congress can designate wilderness.

Wilderness review process interactive site

Final wilderness inventory report

Wilderness evaluation criteria 

Preliminary evaluation results 

Final inventory and draft evaluation map 

Wilderness Inventory GIS map files

Draft Wilderness Evaluation Report