A planning review, including public participation, is being conducted to evaluate the management implications, needs, and issues associated with the discovery of uniquely preserved fossil plants in the former Washakie Resource Area (now part of the Bighorn Basin Resource Area) of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) Worland District. The Big Cedar Ridge Fossil Plant Area (the planning review area) is comprised of about 1,550 acres of BLM-administered federal land surface and federally-owned minerals in and around the fossil discovery site. Fossil concentration areas, including the discovery site, are found on about 260 acres within the review area. (The 1,550 acres of BLM-administered federal land surface and federally-owned minerals will be referred to as "public lands" in this document.)
United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, "Management for the Big Cedar Ridge Fossil Plant Area, Washakie County, Wyoming, Environmental Assessment" (1995). Environmental Assessments (WY). Paper 4.