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Geology of Parks and Federal Lands of the Southwest

Purpose:

To provide the National Parks of the U.S. with the geologic understanding they need to make informed land-use decisions.

Description:

This project provides geologic maps and reports in support of resource management and preservation of cultural, biologic, hydrologic, and geologic features for the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Land management issues include geologic controls on ground water, soils, and vegetation, erosion of cultural sites, geologic hazards, and impact of active tectonics. The project also provides geologic expertise for outreach and education efforts by local agencies. Each task in the project addresses a specific federal agency request.

Study Area:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada

Anticipated Uses:

Hazards (Landslides), Ecosystem Issues, Hazards (Earthquakes), Hazards (Karst), Resources (Water), Hazards (Flooding)

Cooperators/Collaborators/Clients:

California Geological Survey, Death Valley National Park (CA), Grand Canyon National Park (AZ), Kaibab National Forest (AZ), Lake Mead National Recreation Area (AZ,NV), Mojave National Preserve (CA), Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, U.S. BLM/Arizona Strip Field Office, U.S.D.A./Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. NPS Geologic Resources, U.S. National Park Service Water Resources, Inyo National Forest, U.S. BLM/Bishop Field Office, Mesa Verde National Park, Piute Indian Reservation, Wupatki National Monument

Project Status:

Current NCGMP Funding

Project Duration:

2005-2011

Duration of NCGMP Funding:

2005-2006


Contact Information:

Project Chief: George Billingsley (Western Earth Surface Processes Team)
E-mail: gbillingsley@usgs.go
Phone: 928-556-7198

 

 
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