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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. America's Geoheritage II: Identifying, Developing, and Preserving America's Natural Legacy: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26316.
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AMERICA’S GEOHERITAGE II:
IDENTIFYING, DEVELOPING, AND
PRESERVING AMERICA’S NATURAL
LEGACY

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP

Ester Sztein and Paula Whitacre, Rapporteurs

Planning Committee for America’s Geoheritage II: Identifying, Developing, and
Preserving America’s Natural Legacy

Board on International Scientific Organizations

Policy and Global Affairs

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. America's Geoheritage II: Identifying, Developing, and Preserving America's Natural Legacy: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26316.
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PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR AMERICA’S GEOHERITAGE II: IDENTIFYING, DEVELOPING, AND PRESERVING AMERICA’S NATURAL LEGACY

DAVID MOGK, Chair, Montana State University

MARJORIE A. CHAN, University of Utah

TIMOTHY B. CONNORS, National Park Service

NELIA W. DUNBAR, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

DANIEL TORMEY, Catalyst Environmental Solutions

CATHY L. WHITLOCK, Montana State University

Staff

ESTER SZTEIN, Assistant Director

CHELSEA BOCK, Program Officer (until September 2020)

JAMES MANNING, Senior Program Assistant (from September 2020)

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. America's Geoheritage II: Identifying, Developing, and Preserving America's Natural Legacy: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26316.
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ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF REVIEWERS

This Proceedings of a Workshop was prepared by the workshop editor and rapporteurs as a factual summary of what was presented and discussed at the workshop. The planning committee’s role was limited to planning and convening the workshop. The statements made are those of the editor and rapporteurs and do not necessarily represent positions of the workshop participants as a whole, the planning committee, or the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments to assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and ensure the document meets institutional standards for quality and objectivity. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop proceedings:

Lon Abbott, University of Colorado-Boulder

Michael Barthelmes, Colorado State University

Diana Dalbotten, University of Minnesota

A. Wesley (Wes) Ward, U.S. Geological Survey

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did not see the final draft of the workshop proceedings before its release. The review of this proceedings was overseen by Marilyn Baker. Appointed by the National Academies, she was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this proceedings rests entirely with the rapporteurs and the National Academies.

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America is endowed with places that embody a rich geoheritage, from sites where indigenous people subsisted for millennia, to mines that furnished the raw materials that built U.S. industry, to mountain ranges and river gorges with unparalleled recreational opportunities, to field sites where students can truly understand a geological process, to places of aesthetic or spiritual value, and many more across all states and territories. In order to assess the status of geoheritage and the activities of its practitioners in the United States in light of social, political, and environmental changes over the past ten years, the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine convened a series of virtual webinars and a workshop. From September to December 2020, a Distinguished Speakers Webinar Program composed of eight webinars provided an overview of geoheritage initiatives, as well as focused presentations on geoheritage related to federal and state lands, cultural heritage, education, research, and economic development and geotourism. In January 2021, 101 land managers, state geologists, educators, researchers, and members and staff of professional societies and nongovernmental organizations participated in a virtual writing workshop to aggregate and organize community input on strategies and best practices in developing geoheritage sites across the United States. The participants were divided into focus groups that roughly aligned with the topics explored in the fall 2020 workshops. The groups worked synchronously and asynchronously over the course of a week, then presented their ideas in a plenary session. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussion of the webinars and workshop.

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