Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Steve Taylor

Date

2012-05-31

Abstract

The geologic setting of the Nehalem watershed is strongly influenced by the active tectonic associated with the Cascadia Subduction Zone and Oregon Coast Range. Bedrock stratigraphy includes several formations ranging in age from Eocene up to middle Miocene, in addition to Quaternary terrace gravel and alluvium. Topographic lineaments in the Nehalem basin are associated with known fold structures, faults, formation contacts and/or resistant strata. Surficial geology is characterized by parent rock and soils formed through volcanic and depositional processes.

Type

Poster

Department

Earth/Physical Science

Citation

Francisco, Cristina. "Geologic Setting of the Upper Nehalem Watershed Framework for Geomorphic Analysis and Habitat Assessment." Poster presented at the Academic Excellence Showcase, Western Oregon University, May 31, 2012.

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