Cheto Ketl great kiva at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico. NPS Photo.
Understanding the current definitions of geologic heritage and the many related "Geo" terms is important as a starting point for dialog. The Spring workshop has adopted a working definition, as seen on the homepage. The following link provides some background to the definition of terms:
The values associated with geologic heritage are more extensive than most people would realize. A geologic site might be considered important for one or more values. The following link introduces the full range of values that society places on our geologic heritage:
References - The following link provides a growing list of books and articles on topics related to geologic heritage conservation: