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Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

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The primary goal of this study is to establish the mechanism for a benchmark evaluation of the natural resource conditions of the Bighorn Basin prior to 1983. To accomplish this goal, the principal obectives of this investigation are two fold: 1. By means of literature and computer searches and extensive personal communication with key personnel of a variety of agencies, institutions, and other entities, systematically locate and establish the sources, nature, and availability of both quantitative and qualitative data from the Bighorn Basin in Wyoming dealing with: a. aquatic and riparian habitat; b. land and water uses; c. wildlife and fishery resources; and d. water resources. 2. Compile, categorize and key-word bibliographic information reviewed under Obective No. 1, and enter these data onto a computerized bibliographic storage and retrieval system compatible with the University of Wyoming's Cyber System.