SP-56 First North American Landslide Conference (NALC) in Vail, Colorado, 2007


Nine field trips sponsored by AEG, CGS, USGS, and the FHWA focusing on the geology of the I-70 corridor from Denver to Vail, Colorado with a particular focus on landslides. Digital PDF download. SP-56D

The objective of the conference and field trips was to provide a stimulating forum for geoscientists, engineers, planners, economists, program managers, and other decision-makers concerned with landslide hazards and their impact on North American society. Topics for the trips included: landslide hazards, engineering constraints, and mitigation alternatives along Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon; geology of the DeBeque Canyon landslide; a tour of Colorado wineries near Grand Junction; the geology and progression of slump-blocks surrounding Grand Mesa; geologic hazards, related mitigation, and land-use issues between Glenwood Springs and Marble; the geology between Glenwood Springs and Aspen; a tour of landslides, mining, and history in the area between Vail and Leadville; and a guided tour of the geology and geologic hazards of Vail.