In order to conserve, manage and promote the geodiversity of the Tees Valley it is first necessary to know what geodiversity is present. This includes knowing what skills and knowledge are present as well as the rocks and landforms themselves.
Current factors affecting it:
We cannot protect what we don’t know about.
For the previous GAP a database of sites was produced and distributed alongside the original document and on the internet. Previously the audit concentrated on bringing together local geological establishments and creating a sustainable RIGS group to act as a focus/key provider and implementer for the new plan.
To have all information on geological and geomorphological sites and resources in one accessible place.
Target 1: To create a catalogue of all known sites of geological exposures, geomorphological features and geological resources (e.g. museums, libraries etc.).
Goal 1: Create a searchable database of all known sites by the end of 2011.
Target 2: Continue to survey area for new or undiscovered exposures or features.
Goal 2: Use existing system for visiting/surveying data found at new sites.
Target 3: To increase understanding of the geology and geomorphology of the Tees Valley.
Goal 3: Produce and publish new research on geology and geomorphology.
Table 1 – Audit of Geodiversity.
|Code||Action||TVRIGS Lead Contact||Interested Parties||End Date||Priority|
|AG.1.1||Create a digital database of all known geological exposures, features and resources.||D.Goldring||-||End 2011||1|
|AG.1.2||Revisit all known sites to check for existence and create a baseline survey.||All members||Landowners||Ongoing||1|
|AG.2.1||Visit new sites
and fill in primary survey form.
|All members||Landowners||When appropriate.||1|
|AG.3.1||To get the equipment necessary to do research, e.g. auger and microscope.||C.Rushall||-||-||3|
|AG.3.2||To encourage organisations to research key features and sites within the Tees Valley.||C.Rushall||-||-||2|
|AG.3.3||To seek help from geology professionals to provide support & information and training to TVRIGS.||D.Harbinson||-||-||2|
©2011 Tees Valley RIGS Group.