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GEOLOGIC MAPPING IN THE OZARKS OF ARKANSAS AND MISSOURI TASK

The National Park Service (NPS) needs detailed, digital, geologic maps to complete its mandated inventory of natural reasources within the parks. Multiple ecological landscape analyses of these areas, used for resource palnning and management, are also contingent on these geologic data sets. The KARST Project will complete geologic mapping and digital map coverage for both the Ozark National Scenic Riverways Park, MO (ONSR) and the Buffalo National River, AR (BNR). A detailed geologic map of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways park, MO (ONSR) will be completed by integrating digital geologic maps of quadrangles covering about 90% of the park, already produced by the KARST Project, with data acquired during completion of 1:100,000 scale mapping by the Project. Spot mapping of areas of the Park not yet covered in detail will also be performed during FY2008. The result will be a seamless GIS of the 1:24,000 scale geology of the ONSR park.
Traditional 1:24,000 scale quadrangle-based field mapping will continue in the Buffalo National River park to produce digital geologic coverage of the balance of the park.

Map of 7.5 minute quadrangles being mapped in Missouri
Status of  USGS KARST Project geologic mapping in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways area, Missouri.



Map of 7.5 minute quadrangles being mapped in Arkansas
Status of  USGS KARST Project geologic mapping in the Buffalo National River area, Arkansas.

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Buffalo National Scenic River, Arkansas

Ozark National Scenic Riverways Park, Missouri



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