State Park Geology Guides

Status Start Date End Date Locations
Active Jul 1, 2018 Jun 30, 2020 All Counties
Director: Polly Sturgeon
Other Researchers: Deborah DeChurch, Barbara Hill, Matthew Johnson, Kevin Russell
Funding: Indiana University - Indiana Geological & Water Survey
Issue: Current geologic state park guides are limited in scope (only 10 of 34 parks), out-of-print, and have outdated maps.
Objective: This project will update the state park guides published in 1974-1988 and create new guides for for other state park locations. The guides will be made available on the IGWS website, DNR Resource webpage, and distributed to DNR personnel.
Approach: This project will prioritize guides for Shades, Versailles, and O'Bannon Woods State Park.
Benefits: State Park geology guides will enhance visitor experience by explaining the geologic story of specific sites in user-friendly language. The public will have access to updated research, maps, and photography from the IGWS at State Park locations around the state.