The city of Colorado Springs lies at the boundary between the Great Plains and the Front Range of the southern Rocky Mountains. Western sections of the city are underlain by weak claystones and shales that are prone to landslides. Several developed areas have experienced various degrees of damage from landslide movements during the 1990s and over the last several years. These landslides were widely reported in the press; however, it is apparent that significant segments of the general public are not aware that they reside in areas with landslide hazards. The purpose of this symposium is to help educate the public about the inherent risks, liabilities, and responsibilities of both living in and developing such terrain.
A free public symposium featuring 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.
Carson Room, Antlers Hotel, Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 15, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON
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
City of Colorado SpringsGeological Hazards Ordinance, Peter Wysocki, AICP, Planning and Community Development Director, City of Colorado Springs
Requirements for the Colorado Springs Landslide Susceptibility Zone, presented by Bob Moore, P.E., Risk Management Engineer
Landslide Susceptibility in the Colorado Springs Area – Geology and History (download), Jonathan L. White, Colorado Geological Survey