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.
Status of USGS KARST Project geologic mapping in the Ozark
National Scenic Riverways area, Missouri.
Status of USGS KARST Project geologic mapping in the Buffalo
National River area, Arkansas.
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