An investigation of the Palos Park portion of the forest preserve district of Cook County describing the geologic factors which influence its forest environment
Diesner, Richard Herbert
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Purpose The Palos Park portion of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County is an area rich in geologic and geographic significance to the Chicago Area as well as an area suitable for biological investigations. However, this area has not been fully utilized in every aspect of its geologic and geographic significance to the Chicago Area. The major difficulty in utilizing this natural laboratory has been that the available information regarding it is scattered throughout professional bulletins or that it is in unpublished form. Hence, the primary purpose of this paper is to meet this need with a single source volume covering many aspects of the general geology of the region, as they are related to the area's general biology. This paper is further intended to meet the needs of science instructors in the Chicago Area, who are interested in giving students rewarding field experiences during their scientific education. The third purpose of this paper is to furnish the Cook County Forest Preserve Commission with a reference for use in broadening their earth science program in the Palos Park portion of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.