Series: National Park Service Geodiversity Atlas

NPS Geodiversity Atlas—Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, Colorado

Geodiversity refers to the full variety of natural geologic (rocks, minerals, sediments, fossils, landforms, and physical processes) and soil resources and processes that occur in the park. The NPS Geodiversity Atlas delivers information in support of education, Geoconservation, and integrated management of living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic) components of the ecosystem.

stone monument on the plains

Geologic Features and Processes

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Regional Geology

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is a part of the Great Plains Physiographic Province and shares its geologic history and some characteristic geologic formations with a region that extends well beyond park boundaries.

Maps and Reports

Soil Resources inventory

NPS Soil Resources Inventory project has been completed for Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and can be found on the NPS Data Store.

Source: Data Store Saved Search 3402. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

National Park Service Geodiversity Atlas

The servicewide Geodiversity Atlas provides information on geoheritage and geodiversity resources and values within the National Park System. This information supports science-based geoconservation and interpretation in the NPS, as well as STEM education in schools, museums, and field camps. The NPS Geologic Resources Division and many parks work with National and International geoconservation communities to ensure that NPS abiotic resources are managed using the highest standards and best practices available.

For more information on the NPS Geodiversity Atlas, contact us.

Last updated: September 5, 2018