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The Clarks River Corridor; a land use base study

By Barbara Louise Garrett and A Land Us. E-base&apos

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The Clarks Fork Corridor will potentially experience change in the future as the result of Yellowstone National Park policy and development of Wyoming State 292. To determine the use of this region at the present time the data for the United States national forests in the region was compiled. Information regarding the use of the private lands was derived by personal interviews and surveys. Forty per cent of the second home owners were personally interviewed between July 16, 1973 and July 7, 1973, and eighty-five per cent of the business operators were surveyed during this same time period. Travel patterns and use of the present road system was investigated by means of a highway survey. Road check stations were established for three days on both US 212 and the Crandall Read, and all traffic was s topped. The data acquired indicates that timber is being reservoired, mineral deposits explored (though not actively mined), and grazing and recreation use of the land is on the increase. Sixty-nine per cent of the second home owners have acquired their sites since 1963, and land values have increased in response to this demand. The Crandall Road is used as an access into the Corridor, and US 212 is basically a tourist route for Yellowstone National Park. The eighteen square miles of private property will come under increasing use pressure as change occurs. A land use base study is the necessary basis for all land planning. This thesis provides this basis for the Clarks "Fork Corridor, an area which is currently on the threshold of change and in need of land planning

Year: 2016
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