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Where can I find information about the geology and natural history of National Parks?

Our National Parks are the showcases of our nation's geological heritage. The National Park Service has websites for most individual parks that include information about their geology and natural history. 

A source of information from the USGS is our Geology and Ecology of National Parks website. The website has listings for regions of the country; selected parks are listed within each region.

Geologic maps for some national parks are available from the USGS through the USGS Store and the National Geologic Map Database.

As the science agency for the Department of the Interior, the USGS does a great deal of research in national parks. All of our related publications are listed in the USGS Publications Warehouse. You can also check our Science Data Catalog.

Learn more: Mapping the National Parks

 

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