Campus areas selected for mapping and study

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Consistent with Grand Valley State University’s ongoing effort to protect the local ravine structures, a study is underway to map the shape and below-surface characteristics of portions of the ravines. Two areas have been selected for mapping and study — north of Zumberge Hall and east of Padnos Hall. These areas were selected because of their accessibility and their potential to yield valuable data for future restoration work in the wooded ravines.

Continuation of university efforts to understand the geology and characteristics of the ravines will preserve their use as outdoor laboratories for the geology and biology programs, as well as other academic programs.