The Wasteland is a harsh, cruel, and inhospitable biome. The sky color is a dark, yellowish gray, and the biome has no useful vegetation. Survival here is next to impossible, and your only source of wood planks is from Abandoned Mineshafts deep underground, as the dead wood that can be found at the surface of the biome cannot be crafted into planks. No passive mobs spawn here, so food would be a problem too.
In earlier versions of BOP, this biome had dirt spikes coming out of the ground, although in the 1.8/1.9 update of the mod, the random spikes of dirt appear to have been removed, and the dirt color has changed to a darker black. Some of the dead trees have dying leaves on them as well in this version. Overall, this biome is highly difficult to start surviving in, so it is not recommended to start here.