The steps to be completed in preparation of the environmental impact statement are listed below.

* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Define purpose and need/develop preliminary alternatives
Step 2. Conduct external scoping
Step 3. Prepare wilderness eligibility assessment
Step 4. Refine alternatives
Step 5. Determine environmental impacts and identify preferred alternative
Step 6. Prepare draft plan/environmental document
Step 7. Public review of draft plan/environmental document
Step 8. Analysis of public comment *
Step 9. Prepare final plan/decision document
Step 10. Release final plan/decision document to the public