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Appalachian Blue Ridge Project

mountainUSGS research in the Appalachian Blue Ridge are characterizing the unique ecosystem of the Appalachian Blue Ridge through a variety of activities and issues related to land-use management by the National Park Service and other agencies. The underlying bedrock and surficial geology directly determines the chemical composition of the quality and quantity of soil and water, which relates directly to vegetation communities and aquatic flora and fauna. Research results are published electronically and in GIS format for immediate application.



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