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Sample page-size maps of Wisconsin

The WGNHS publishes many maps at various scales. The following links will take you to PDF scans of some of our page-size (8.5 x 11 inch) maps.

bedrock geology of Wisconsin map Bedrock geology of Wisconsin (356K)
Describes the types of rocks found throughout the state by age and explains how to interpret the accompanying cross section.
Early vegetation of Wisconsin map Early vegetation of Wisconsin (956K)
The map shows plant communities as they existed before the arrival of settlers and includes a brief interpretation of important elements.
groundwater contamination susceptibility in Wisconsin Groundwater contamination susceptibility in Wisconsin (1.5MB)
This map shows the ease with which a contaminant can be transported from the land surface to the water table.
ice age deposits of Wisconsin Ice Age deposits of Wisconsin (1.4MB)
Identifies where and what kind of rocks and soil debris were deposited in Wisconsin during the Ice Age.
Landscapes of Wisconsin Landscapes of Wisconsin (996K)
This beautiful map, also available in poster size, shows the diversity of Wisconsin's terrain.
soil regions of Wisconsin Soil regions of Wisconsin (1.4MB)
From sandy soils of the north to silty soils of the southeast, this map shows and describes Wisconsin's varied soil regions.
Thickness of unconsolidated material in Wisconsin Thickness of unconsolidated material in Wisconsin (364K)
An interesting overview of the thicknesses of unconsolidated material (such as sand and gravel) in the state.

These maps are available from the Map Sales office for $0.50 each (or $40 per 100). We also sell the seven page-size maps listed above as a packaged set for $3.00. (Please see the List of Publications page for ordering information.)