Aug 142017
 
Dramatic landslide headscarp threatens this structure on Constellation Drive in Skyway, Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 2017. Photo credit: Jon Lovekin, PG.

Dramatic landslide headscarp threatens this structure on Constellation Drive in Skyway, Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 2017. Photo credit: Jon Lovekin, PG.

WHAT

A free public seminar by a panel of experts will include informative presentations on landslide hazard risk, disclosure requirements for sellers and agents, construction requirements under the city’s revised geologic hazard ordinance, home warranties, and more.

Held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, there is no cost or preregistration requirement but seating is limited. If you wish to attend other AEG events you will need to preregister and pay a registration fee.

WHERE

Carson Room, Antlers Hotel, Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado

WHEN

September 15, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

SCHEDULE

8:45 am — Doors Open (seating is first-come-first-serve!)

9:00 am — Opening Remarks, Mayor John Suthers, City of Colorado Springs

9:20 am — Jon White, Senior Geologist, Colorado Geological Survey: Landslide Susceptibility in the Colorado Springs Area — Geology and History

10:00 am — Marcia Waters, Director of the Division of Real Estate, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies: Real Estate Disclosure Requirements

10:20 am — Robert Moore, Risk Management Engineer: 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Requirements for Colorado Springs Landslide Susceptibility Zone

10:40 am — Don Knight and Tom Strand, Council members, City of Colorado Springs: Public Policy and Landslides, Revising the City’s Geologic Hazard Ordinance

11:20 am — Peter Wysocki, City of Colorado Springs Planning Director: New Requirements for Developing in Geologic Hazard Areas

11:40 — Panel Discussion

Mar 142017
 

We just found out about this year’s Cumbres & Toltec Geology Train adventure in southwest Colorado/northwest New Mexico — 18 June 2017. It’s a special opportunity to enjoy some of that Rio Grande Rift, Brazos Uplift, Tusas Mountains, San Luis Basin, and San Juan Sag scenery.

Our very own Peter Barkmann, geologist extraordinaire and veteran Geology Train guide, will be on board for an informative and energized day in the high country.

On June 18th, a special train will depart to traverse spectacular geology along the 64 miles of Cumbres & Toltec track. But simply experiencing the incredible overviews of the Rio Grande Rift, the eruptive evidence of the San Juan Volcanic field, the Precambrian core of the Tusas Mountains, recent glacial deposits, and snapshots of the Jurassic, will not be enough. This special train will stop at many outcrops and rail cuts along the right of way, to mingle, marvel and collect photographs, samples and experiences only accessible on the train route.

ALL ABOARD!