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Navajo Land-Use Planning Project

Purpose:

To provide a geologic framework to the Navajo Nation for land-use planning and natural resource management.

Description:

Collaborative studies on the Navajo Nation among the USGS, Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, and Din? College are producing geologic maps and water-quality reports that (1) differentiate the impacts of climate change verses land-use, (2) determine the extent to which local bedrock geology may contribute uranium, arsenic, and other contaminants to ground-water resources and springs in the region, (3) provide local Navajo Nation governing bodies information for developing land use plans (i.e., urban development, highways, buildings, bridges, and domestic septic and landfill systems), and (4) provide information for grazing management and drought mitigation.

Study Area:

Arizona

Anticipated Uses:

Hazards (Landslides), Climate Change, Ecosystem Issues, Resources (Water), Hazards (Flooding)

Cooperators/Collaborators/Clients:

Navajo Nation, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S.D.A./Natural Resources Conservation Service

Project Status:

Current NCGMP Funding

Project Duration:

2004-2009

Duration of NCGMP Funding:

2004-2006


Contact Information:

Project Chief: Margaret M. Hiza (Western Earth Surface Processes Team)
E-mail: mhiza@usgs.gov
Phone: 928 556-7366

Related Links:

Project Website: http://esp.cr.usgs.gov/hopibuttes/

FEDMAP Project Summary

Navajo Land-Use Planning Project

Purpose:

To provide a geologic framework to the Navajo Nation for land-use planning and natural resource management.

Description:

Collaborative studies on the Navajo Nation among the USGS, Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, and Din? College are producing geologic maps and water-quality reports that (1) differentiate the impacts of climate change verses land-use, (2) determine the extent to which local bedrock geology may contribute uranium, arsenic, and other contaminants to ground-water resources and springs in the region, (3) provide local Navajo Nation governing bodies information for developing land use plans (i.e., urban development, highways, buildings, bridges, and domestic septic and landfill systems), and (4) provide information for grazing management and drought mitigation.

Study Area:

Arizona

Anticipated Uses:

Hazards (Landslides), Climate Change, Ecosystem Issues, Resources (Water), Hazards (Flooding)

Cooperators/Collaborators/Clients:

Navajo Nation, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S.D.A./Natural Resources Conservation Service

Project Status:

Current NCGMP Funding

Project Duration:

2004-2009

Duration of NCGMP Funding:

2004-2006


Contact Information:

Project Chief: Margaret M. Hiza (Western Earth Surface Processes Team)
E-mail: mhiza@usgs.gov
Phone: 928 556-7366

Related Links:

Project Website: http://esp.cr.usgs.gov/hopibuttes/

 

 
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