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Neotectonics of the northern Mojave Desert

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Geologic mapping initiative: The map below shows areas in the Mojave Desert region where USGS geologists are conducting geologic mapping and related scientific investigations. The area also show areas where mapping has been completed. Congress has provided funding for geologic mapping through the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP). NCGMP distributes funds to Federal, State, and academic geologic mapping projects throughout the United States, and works in collaboration with stakeholders on all levels. The USGS provides geologic maps to support other Federal and State organizational activities that have land management responsibilities, such as the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Defense, and many others. Active mapping projects are typically associated with the vital interests of regional stakeholders, particularly associated with expanding urban areas or areas where detailed mapping is essential to help plan infrastructure or to mitigate natural hazards issues to reduce help reduce costs and potential damage associated with potential disasters (such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, and wildfire).

Quadrangle index map of the Mojave Desert region showing the location of past and active mapping projects in California, Arizona, and Nevada

graphic provided by Dave Miller

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