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Finding Faults in SF Bay Area: A Geologic Guidebook to the San Andreas Fault on Public Lands

U. S. Geological Survey

Intended as a guide for K-12 teachers, hikers, and anyone curious about how earthquake and faulting shape and influence the landscape. A draft version is available on the web at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1127/. Final guidebook will be available in print and on-line.
The guidebook contains a series of geology fieldtrips with selected destinations along the San Andreas Fault in part of the region that experienced surface rupture during the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. Introductory materials present general information about the San Andreas Fault System, landscape features, and ecological factors associated with faults in the South Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains, the San Francisco Peninsula, and the Point Reyes National Seashore regions. Trip stops include roadside areas and recommended hikes along regional faults and to nearby geologic and landscape features that provide opportunities to make casual observations about the geologic history and landscape evolution. Destinations include the sites along the San Andreas and Calaveras faults in the San Juan Bautista and Hollister region.

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When

October, 2005

Where

San Francisco Peninsula and Point Reyes National Seashore

Relevance

provides information on earthquake faulting in the Bay Area, including 1906 rupture

Audience

K-12 teachers, hikers, lay public interested in natural environm

Volunteer Opportunities

seeking docents willing to lead field trips following the guidebook

Contact

Phil Stoffer, (650) 329-5028

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