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Geosciences 2018, 8(7), 250; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences8070250

An Essential Tool for Natural Heritage Management: The Geomorphological Map of Valderejo Natural Park

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Department of Geography, Prehistory and Archeology, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz 01004, Spain
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Department of Geography, University of Valladolid, Valladolid 47011, Spain
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Received: 31 May 2018 / Revised: 1 July 2018 / Accepted: 3 July 2018 / Published: 8 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Glacial and Geomorphological Cartography)
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This study supports the usefulness of geomorphological mapping as a tool for gaining an understanding of the landscape and assessing natural heritage. Mapping provides an essentially scientific document with great potential for the diffusion of geomorphological knowledge in that it provides a guide to the user of natural protected areas as well as serving as a tool for its management regarding geotourist itineraries, geodiversity, and geomorphosites. The example of the Valderejo Natural Park is presented, which is located in Álava (Spain) and whose geomorphology has been mapped following a methodology based on fieldwork, desktop work, and the use of Geographic Information Systems. The map’s applications are presented in the areas of tourism, geotourist maps, and for the assessment of natural heritage, geodiversity, and geomorphosites. View Full-Text
Keywords: Geomorphological mapping; Geoheritage; natural protected areas; Valderejo Geomorphological mapping; Geoheritage; natural protected areas; Valderejo
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González-Amuchastegui, M.J.; Serrano, E. An Essential Tool for Natural Heritage Management: The Geomorphological Map of Valderejo Natural Park. Geosciences 2018, 8, 250.

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