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Geologic Heritage Background

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:

 

 

Last updated: January 31, 2013