Eastern Idaho Guidebook
Hughes, S. S., & Thackray, G. D., editors (1999). Guidebook to the geology of eastern Idaho. Pocatello: Idaho Museum of Natural History. -Geology section. ISBN 0-937834-64-5
A Nature Activity Book
Field, N., & Machlis, S. (1984). Discovering salmon: a nature activity book. Middleton, WI: Dog-Eared Publications. -Fisheries, activities, coloring book, and exercises sections
(Dog-Eared Publications, P.O.Box 620863, Middleton,WI 53562. Phone/FAX (608) 631-1410 or toll free 888-364-3277. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: http://www.dog-eared.com.)
Maley, T. (1987). Exploring Idaho geology. Boise, ID: Mineral Land Publications. -Geology section. Chapters: Bonneville Flood, Borah Peak Earthquake, Bruneau Sand Dunes, Caves in Idaho, Earthquakes, Fossils of Idaho, Glaciation in Idaho, Gooding City of Rocks, Great Rift System, Groundwater, Hot Springs in Idaho, Introduction to Fossils, Mass Movement, Mineral Deposits, Oakley Quartzite, Orbicular Rocks in Idaho, Origin of Mountains, Phosphate Resources in Southeastern Idaho, Glacer Deposits, Rocks, Running Water, Sampling and Evaluation of Gold Placers, Snake River Gold, Structural Geology, Weathering
The Idaho Heritage
Etulain, R. W., & Marley, B. W., editors (1974). The Idaho heritage. Pocatello, ID: Idaho State University Press. -Geography section. Essays: The Shoshoni Contribution to Lewis and Clark, Origins of the Name "Idaho" and How Idaho Became a Territory in 1863, Idaho's Indians Wars and The Nez Perce and Their War, Early Irrigation in the Boise Valley, The Coeur d'Alene Stampede, From Statehouse to Bull Pen, The Indians of Idaho, Lumbermen in Idaho.
Idaho Virtual Campus
Materials were adapted with permission from the Idaho Virtual Campus, http://wapi.isu.edu/ -Varied sections. Topics: Cloud Imaging, Earthquake Fundamentals, Groundwater Review, Precipitation Patterns, Surface Water Review.
Idaho Geologic Survey-Geologic Hazards, http://www.idahogeology.org/Services/GeologicHazards/Earthquakes/historiceqs.htm -Geology section.
Caves in Idaho
Main text and drawings from Exploring Idaho Geology; Shoshone Ice Caves text and Minnetonka Cave text from Natural Wonders of Idaho.
Faults, Thermal Waters
and Seismicity Data
Click Here to view data sources for this module.
Text for the drainage history, and for the fish type descriptions as well as the fish type range maps, and some terms in the fishery glossary are used with permission from "Fishes of Idaho" by James C. Simpson and Richard L. Wallace. University of Idaho Press. 1982. Small color pictures are used with permission from the Idaho Department of Fish & Game, 1999-2000 fishing regulations, as are the regional area maps, tables and charts. Some of the hatchery information used is adapted with permission from the Fish & Game hatchery web site: http://www2.state.id.us/fishgame/fish/fishstocking/hatchery.cfm, drainage area map and associated information adapted with permission from the Department's website: http:www2.state.id.us/fishgame/fish/fish.htm. Some hatchery text and photographs courtesy of the Idaho Department of Fish & Game. Some activity, exercise and coloring book material from Discovering Salmon.
Forestry information for map and linked text pages are adapted with permission
from the U.S. Forest Service as follows:
1. Bitterroot National Forest: http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/bitterroot/ (text and images)
2. Boise National Forest: http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/boise/ (text and images)
3. Caribou National Forest: http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/curlew/ (text)
4. Clearwater National Forest: http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/clearwater/ (text and image)
5. Nez Perce National Forest: http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/nezperce/ (text)
6. Panhandle National Forest: http://www.fs.fed.us/outernet/ipnf/ (text and images)
7. Payette National Forest: text excerpted from Natural Wonders of Idaho
8. Salmon-Challis National Forest: text excerpted from Natural Wonders of Idaho
9. Sawtooth National Forest:http://www.northrim.net/sawtoothnf/index1.htm (text
10. Targhee National Forest: http://www.fs.fed.us/tnf/ (text and image)
Forts & Military
Installations (19th Century)
Text on the Idaho Indian Wars and the Nez Perce and their War is adapted with
permission from The Idaho Heritage. Information on the sites of the Nez Perce War
located in Nez Perce National Historic Park is adapted with permission from the
park web site: http://www.nps.gov/nepe/
Fossils in Idaho
Text from Exploring Idaho Geology By: Maley, Terry, 1987, Mineral Land
Publications, Boise, ID.
This module was created by Digital Atlas staff members Jacqueline Harvey, Vita
Taube, Diana Boyack and Christian Stoddard. Contact the Atlas with any
questions, comments, concerns or corrections.
This module was created by Dr. John Welhan and Digital Atlas staff members
Jacqueline Harvey, Vita Taube and Diana Boyack. Contact the Atlas with any
questions, comments, concerns or corrections. Groundwater Review material
courtesy of Idaho Virtual Campus.
Views images linked from the main map used with permission from Barker,
Raymond J., McDole, Robert E., and Logan, Glen H. 1983, Idaho Soil Atlas, The
University Press of Idaho a division of The Idaho Research Foundation, Inc., ISBN
General United States HUC Information:
Adapted from Seaber, P.R., Kapinos, F.P., and Knapp, G.L., 1987, Hydrologic Unit
Maps: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2294, 63 p.
Hydrology FAQ material provided courtesy of Portneuf Valley Groundwater
The principal source for this module is the three-volume work by Laurie Mercier and
Carole Simon-Smolinski, Idaho's Ethnic Heritage: Historical Overviews (Boise:
Idaho Ethnic Heritage Project, 1990). and Stephan Thernstrom, ed., Harvard
Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups (Cambridge: Harvard University Press,
1980). Text on the Long Valley Finns and Roseberry is adapted courtesy of the
Long Valley Preservation Society pamphlets. Free world maps can be found at:
Introductory text used with permission from Exploring Idaho Geology. Topographic
map sources and general reference materials:
* Eddy figure after O'Conner, figure 69, p. 58.
* Hjustrom's Diagram after figure 3.9 Boggs p. 47
* Walters Bar topographic map after O'Conner figure 38, p. 33. - topographic base
from the Walters Butte (ID) USGS 7.7-min Quadrangle.
* Boggs, 1987, Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Merrill Publishing
Co., p. 47.
* Malde, H.E., 1968, The catastrophic late Pleistocene Bonneville Flood in the
Snake River Plain, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 596, 52 p.
* OConnor, Jim E., 1993, Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Geomorphology of the
Bonneville Flood, Geological Society of America Special Paper, #274, 83p.
* Wood, S.H., and Anderson, J.E., 1981, Geology, in J.C. Mitchell, ed.,
Geothermal investigations in Idaho, Part II- geological, hydrological, geochemical,
and geophysical investigations of the Nampa-Caldwell and adjacent areas,
southwestern Idaho: Idaho Department of Water Resources, Water Information
Bulletin 30, p. 9-31.
Thanks to Fay Weber at the Idaho Mining Association for putting together a
summary of current mining statistics for the Digital Atlas of Idaho. Mine list by
County and accompanying PDF map of mine locations in Idaho courtesy of
IGS/USGS 1988; Map of Mining Areas in Idaho: Metals, Phosphate & Industrial
Minerals, Courtesy: Directory of Mining Operations in Idaho, 1987.
Text adapted from Cypherings an Educational Publication Celebrating Idaho
From the Idaho Museum of Natural History.
Volume 1 Number 3 November, 1989;
Volume 2 Number 1 September 1990;
Volume 2 Number 2 September, 1991;
Volume 2 Number 3 October, 1991.
Written by Rebecca A. Thorne-Ferrel, IMNH Education Resources Coordinator.
Parks & Monuments
Parks & Monuments material is adapted with permission from Exploring Idaho
Geology, as well as from the following web sites:
* Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park material is adapted from the Bruneau Dunes
Web Site: http://www.idahoparks.org/parks/bruneaudunes.htm
* City of Rocks material is adapted with permission from the City of Rocks Web
* Craters of the Moon National Monument material is adapted with permission from
the Craters of the Moon National Monument Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/crmo/.
* Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument material is adapted with permission
from the Hagerman Fossil Beds Web Site: http: http://www.nps.gov/hafo/.
* Massacre Rocks State Park material is adapted with permission from the
Massacre Rocks Web Site: http://www.idahoparks.org/parks/massacre.htm
Public Lands and
Introductory text and the following pages linked from the main public lands map
(text only) are excerpted with permission from: Natural Wonders of Idaho: A Guide
to Parks, Preserves & Wild Places, by London, Bill and Powell, Charlie, 1994,
Country Roads Press, Castine, Maine:
1. Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
2. Lucky Peak State Park
3. Mowry State Park
4. Packer John Historical Park (image and some text also courtesy Idaho State
5. Sawtooth NRA
6. Balanced Rock
7. Shoshone Falls
8. Silver Creek Preserve
9. Shoshone Ice Caves
10. Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Area
11. Lava Hot Springs
12. Minnetonka Cave
13. St. Anthony Sand Dunes
14. Massacre Rocks
All other map text pages and their associated images are adapted with permission
from the Idaho Department of Recreation and Parks Web Site. BLM information and
image (not map) adapted from the National and State BLM Web Sites:
http://www.blm.gov/nhp/ and http://www.id.blm.gov/. State lands visitation statistics
and text adapted from: http://www.idahoparks.org/. Scenic Byways information
adapted with permission from: Taking the Scenic Route - A guide to Idaho's scenic
byways, Contributors to the brochure: Bureau of Land Management, North Central
Idaho Travel Association, Southwest Idaho Travel Association, South Central Idaho
Travel Committee, Central Idaho Rockies Association, Idaho Transportation
Department, U.S. Forest Service and Federal Highway Administration.
Rocks, Rails &
This module is a digital adaptation of the following text: Link, Paul Karl and
Phoenix, E. Chilton, 1996, Rocks, Rails & Trails, second edition, Idaho Museum of
Natural History, 195 p., ISBN 0-937834-60-2.
Snake River Plain
Snake River Plain Geophysical Data from:
* BASALT - Geohydrologic Framework of the Snake River Plain, Idaho and Eastern
Oregon. By R. L. Whitehead 1:1,000,000 Atlas HA 681 Hydrologic Investigations
* GRAVITY - Base from U.S. Geological Survey. State base maps: Idaho, 1976;
Nevada,1965; Oregon, 1966; Utah, 1976; and Wyoming, 1967.
Soils overview text and images used with permission from Barker, Raymond J.,
McDole, Robert E., and Logan, Glen H. 1983, Idaho Soil Atlas, The University
Press of Idaho a division of The Idaho Research Foundation, Inc., ISBN
Southern Idaho Topographic
Topographic Development material by, P.K. Link, R.W. Reading, A.E. Godfrey, and
D. Prevedel. DEM models by the USDA Forest Service, GIS Center for Excellence,
Ogden, Utah. Text on the Bruneau-Jarbidge Eruptive Center is used with permission
from Exploring Idaho Geology.
This module was created by Dr. Jim McNamara and Digital Atlas staff members
Jacqueline Harvey, Vita Taube, Diana Boyack and Christian Stoddard. Contact the
Atlas with any questions, comments, concerns or corrections. Surface Water
Review material courtesy of Idaho Virtual Campus.
Wetland photos courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Noxious weed
photos and text courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.
Materials adapted with permission from the NOAA ASOS Web Site: