Forests | Geology | Rangeland | Soils | Water | Wildlife

Course Goals

Students will be able to discuss the importance of geology to their daily lives and understand the role of geology in natural resource management.

Topics Covered


  • Rock and mineral identification
  • Rock forming processes
  • Terminology for understanding geology and geologic time.

Geologic Maps

  • Reading, developing and using geologic maps (using a compass, topographic maps and aerial photographs.)

Geology and Mining

  • Different types of mineral deposits
  • Uses of mineral resources
  • Mine reclamation

Geology and Water Resources

  • Aquifers and Ground water
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