Geoparks are places that ...
- have destination identities similar to national heritage areas.
- are defined by the geology of the landscape and transcend boundaries of protected areas.
- operate as a partnership between people and land managers working to promote Earth heritage through education and sustainable tourism.
- are nationally or globally significant geologic areas.
The discussion is free, and all are welcome. For more information, see http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~raman/Geopark/Welcome.html.