FROM RIGGS TO RICHES - GEOLOGICAL HERITAGE AND PALEONTOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION ON BLM LANDS
With these benefits, come challenges, to keep up with national and international trends in designating and interpreting important geologic areas. The need exists for more workers, both paid and volunteer, and for more operational dollars, to continue in partnership towards implementing our visions for helping the public appreciate our geologic heritage areas. Examples of these are many, and include recent outreach efforts in building geologic trails that highlight fossils and other ancient features. Geoheritage and Geotourism are both desirable outcomes to these efforts. Endeavors are toward building a more holistic and partnered approach to defining, envisioning, and managing these geologic areas.