USGS - science for a changing world

GMEG - Geology and Geophysics

 

Neotectonics of the northern Mojave Desert

| Project Home | Map Area | Science Tour | Task 1 | Task 2 | Products | Project Staff |

return to the main page
Geology-ecology mapping and land-use applications: Human activities have become dominant forces affecting changes on the landscape, and where unmitigated can have catastrophic effects on natural ecosystems and human quality of life. The example below illustrates how combining datasets (surficial geologic mapping, plant/soil characteristics, and off-highway vehicle tracks information derived from old and recent aerial photography) was used to create an ecological resource map suitable for land-use decision making efforts.

Diagram showing examples of mapping and illustrations showing damage from off-highway vehicles on ecology in the Mojave Desert over time

graphic provided by Dave Bedford and Dave Miller

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/neotectonics/html/ecology_applied2.html
Page Contact Information: GMEG Webmaster
Page Last Modified: 13-Dec-2016@16:38