chapter  3
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Landforms for Planning use in Part of Pierce County, Washington

WithAllen J. Fiksdal

In a geologic study for land use planning in part of western Washington State, landforms were mapped to define readily recognizable areas of similar geological constraints and were keyed to the distribution of (a) earth materials, (b) mineral resources, (c) engineering characteristics, and (d) geologic processes and hazards. Sixteen landforms were differentiated with distinctive characteristics which provide useful planning units, identifying the distribution of similar geologic materials, processes, and origin.