The purpose of conducting the planning review is to analyze and weigh the benefits/consequences of changing the Off Road Vehicle (ORV) designation for the Shirley Mountain Planning Review Area from "limited to all existing roads and trails" to "limited to designated roads and trails only." Recommendations to reduce road density in the planning review area were made in the Shirley Mountain Habitat Management Plan, written in 1985 and also in the Wyoming Game and Fish (WGFD) Shirley Mountain Habitat Analysis, written in 1994. The BLM, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and the private land owners on Shirley Mountain formed a technical committee to address resource issues and concerns on Shirley Mountain.
United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, "Shirley Mountain Planning Review Travel Management Environmental Assessment" (1997). Environmental Assessments (WY). Paper 23.