The WSA was studied under section 603 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and was included in the Grass Creek/Cody Wilderness Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) filed in August 1990. There were two alternatives analyzed in the EIS, No Wilderness and All Wilderness. The All Wilderness Alternative is the recommendation of this report.
United States Bureau of Land Management, "Wyoming Statewide Wilderness Study Report, Wilderness Study Area Specific Recommendations, Volume II" (1991). All U.S. Government Documents (Utah Regional Depository). Paper 600.