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Somerset Geology Group

Somerset Geology Group is one of thirty RIGS groups in Britain that are part of GeoConservationUK. Their principal concern is to conserve and promote the geodiversity of Somerset as defined by the rocks, landforms, soils and water resources. Set up as informal group within Somerset Wildlife Trust it maintains close relations with local authorities, research workers and the British Geological Survey.

Members have recorded many hundreds of sites of geological interest and also documented observations of temporary exposures from pipelines and road building projects. The Regionally Important Geological Sites (RIGS) in the county were identified by the group and the information collected for these sites is available via SERC.

Getting Involved

The Somerset Geology Group is a loose association, acting as a ‘clearing house’ and focus for Somerset geology. The group meet occasionally and have a newsletter that is widely circulated. They also hold a card index of Somerset publications and an extensive collection of research papers.

The group has no formal set-up or constitution, and there is no membership fee. To find out about the group’s activities and get to involved simply register you interest. The group advise on planning and development and assist with enquiries from conservation organisations, researchers, government officers and the public.

Contacts

For further details contact Secretary Hugh Prudden Tel: 01935 823372, Email: hugh@hughprudden.wanadoo.co.uk
2 Yeovil Road, Montacute TA15 6XG

Further information

Further details of the group’s activities can be found here, and a list of publications and other resources covering the geology of Somerset can be downloaded here.

You can also find out more about geology in the West Country and the work of regional and national geological organisations via the links page

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