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Team: North
Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Wasatch-Cache Petroleum Showcase
Team North leaves Hoop Lake campground, detours around a small private inholding, then continues to their destination for the night: Bridger Lake campground. On the way they will tour the Wasatch-Cache Petroleum Showcase with Forest Service and industry representatives.

The showcase lies in the southwesternmost corner of Wyoming, on the north slope of the Uinta Mountains. Open meadows alternate with stands of aspen and a thick forest of mized conifers. The area provides critical winter range for elk, moose, and deer and it is also a critical elk calving area in May and June.

Oil and gas production has been part of the local economy for years but exploration and development accelerated in the 1980s. In the late 1980's four units of acreage were combined for coordinated management and development. In 1989 the companies (Anadarko Petroleum, Texaco USA, Phillips Petroleum, and Oryx Energy Co., were invited to enter into a partnership with the Forest Service to showcase their operations.
  Wasatch-Cache Petroleum Showcase--
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