For the more information about the National Park Service Climate Change Response Program, please visit http://www.nature.nps.gov/climatechange/.

2013 Geologic Heritage Dialog

Several partners within the geologic, education, and museum communities, along with serveral federal lands agencies have joined together to create opportunities in 2013 to explore the topic of America's Geologic Heritage. This website will be used to share information about America's Geologic Heritage and opportunities to get involved in 2013 and beyond. We welcome your input. Contact us...

Spring Workshop

A small invitational workshop is being hosted by the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and is being sponsored by the Geological Society of America (GSA), the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), the Colorado Geological Survey (CGS), the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
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125th Annual Meeting

The 2013 GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held 27-30 October in beautiful Denver, Colorado. Although the schedule is not available yet, a session has been proposed for Geologic Heritage, so be sure to keep an eye on the GSA website for details and be prepared to submit your abstract this Spring. Learn more...

Geoheritage Journal

A new international journal is available that covers all aspects of global geoheritage and its protection. Very few articles have been submitted from authors in the United States and submissions would be welcome. Learn more...

A Working Definition

Geologic heritage encompasses the significant geologic features, landforms, and landscapes characteristic of the United States which are conserved in consideration of the full range of values that society places on them, including scientific, aesthetic, cultural, educational, recreational, commercial/tourism, and other values, so that their lessons and beauty will remain as a legacy for future generations.



America's Geologic Heritage™

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The growing interest in Geologic Heritage can be seen in the numerous new "Geo" terms that have been introduced over the past few years, including Geodiversity, Geoconservation, and Geoheritage. Follow this link for a primer on Geologic Heritage related terms Learn more...

Value to Society

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.
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Geologic Heritage is Everywhere

tapestry of time and terrain map

America's Geologic Heritage is a unique national treasure that encompasses our country's landscape, history, and people in every community across the Nation: A tapestry of time & terrain, and people & values.

Last updated: January 31, 2013