The following steps outline the process for the Yellowstone Bison Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement.

* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Conduct external scoping
Step 2. Refine alternatives
Step 3. Identify environmental impacts and select preferred alternative
Step 4. Prepare draft plan/environmental document
Step 5. Public review of draft plan/environmental document
Step 6. Analysis of public comment
Step 7. Release final plan/EIS *
Step 8. Release decision document to the public