Friday, November 28, 2008

USGS mapping projects in Arizona

Under the "Fedmap" component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, USGS geologists propose projects for internal funding. Three of them this year will involve Arizona (project geologists name in parentheses):

Geology of Parks and Federal Lands of the Southwest (George Billingsley)

Purpose: To support the National Park Service in its resource management and preservation of cultural, biologic, hydrologic, and geologic features.

Location: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada


Strategic Direction: Water Issues, Natural Hazards, Ecosystems


Navajo Land-Use Planning Project (Margaret Hiza)

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

Location: Arizona


Strategic Direction: Water Issues, Natural Hazards, Earth’s Climate, Ecosystems, Human Health


U.S.Mexico Border Geologic Framework (Page)

Purpose: To understand the geology along the U.S.-Mexico border in support of land-use management.

Location: Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas

Strategic Direction: Mineral Resources, Water Issues, Earth’s Climate, Ecosystems, Natural Hazards

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