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In the BLM Wilderness Program, only inventory is completed without consideration of other uses of the land. The wilderness inventory is only for the purpose of determining the presence of wilderness characteristics. It is on that basis that wilderness study areas will be identified. The comparison of wilderness values with other resource values is not part of the wilderness inventory process. It is a valid and necessary part of phase two study. When we enter phase two, the latter part of 1980, it will be imperative for us to consider and resolve whether the orderly development or wise preservation within the National Wilderness Preservation System, is the best use of these wilderness study areas. This will be determined through the BLM planning system.


SuDocs Call # I 53.2:W 64/6