STATEMAP is a matching fund program whereby State general funds are matched one-to-one with federal funds to support geologic mapping by the states.
Seven new geologic maps, currently in drafting but otherwise complete, represent the products of the 2011-2012 field season.
Geologic map production begins in the field. Geologists spend several months traversing pre-defined areas of Arizona’s landscape to collect geologic information about that area.
AZGS Sunset Review – From Director Lee Allison’s blog of 24 August 2011, “The statutory authorization for the Arizona Geological Survey ends June 30, 2012. The Arizona Legislature is beginning a Sunset Review of AZGS to determine if the agency should be continued, revised, consolidated, or terminated at that time. This is standard procedure for all state agencies, commissions, and boards.”