Title Assessment and promotion of cultural geomorphosites in the Trient Valley (Switzerland)
Author Reynard, E.; Regolini-Bissig, G.; Kozlik, L.; Benedetti, S.
Author Affil Reynard, E., University of Lausanne, Institute of Geography, Switzerland
Source Memorie Descrittive della Carta Geologica d'Italia, Vol.87, p.181-189, ; Geomorphological sites in a cultural integrated landscape; 32th international geological congress, Florence, Italy, 2004, edited by P. Coratza and M. Panizza. Publisher: Servizio Geologico d'Italia, Dipartimento Difesa del Suolo, Agenzia per la Protezione dell'ambiente e per i Servizi Tecnici (APAT), Rome, Italy. ISSN: 0536- 0242
Publication Date 2009
Notes In English with Italian summary. 25 refs. GeoRef Acc. No: 310219
Index Terms geomorphology; glacial geology; landforms; Alps; Switzerland; Central Europe; conservation; Eau Noire Valley; Europe; geologic sites; glacial features; inventory; landscapes; natural resources; Salanfe Valley; tourism; Trient Valley
Abstract Within the framework of three cultural projects developed in the Trient valley (Switzerland)--the "Cultural Routes in Switzerland" (ViaStoria), the Alposcope, and Vallis Triensis--several projects aimed at the promotion of the geocultural heritage are being carried out. An inventory of cultural geomorphosites of the Trient, Eau Noire and Salanfe valleys aims at developing a database that will constitute the base for further projects. 39 cultural geomorphosites are being assessed by using a method that considers the scientific (geomorphological) and cultural values independently. A second inventory, developed within a larger international project on the importance of Goethe's writings and observations for the development of Earth sciences, aims at comparing the German poet's views with the current situation of several geomorphosites in the area. Several geotourist products, aimed at promoting the geomorphological importance of glacial processes in the valley, are proposed for school children and tourists.
Publication Type conference paper or compendium article
Record ID 65007344