Published in 2004, based on two public meetings and other input, this study was mandated by Colorado House Bill 04-1359. It instructed the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) to collaboratively conduct a study relating to the location of the CGS and the manner in which the Survey can most effectively serve the needs of the State of Colorado. Digital PDF download. GEO-2004-01D
From the Executive Summary:
House Bill 04-1359 requires that a collaborative study be conducted by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) relating to the possible relocation of the Colorado Geological Survey (CGS) and the manner in which the Survey could most effectively serve the needs of the State of Colorado. The study was conducted by four people each from the Colorado Geological Survey/Department of Natural Resources and the Colorado School of Mines and included public comment in the form of written submissions and discussion at two public meetings. The committee studied the benefits and disadvantages of three options:
– No change in location or administrative structure;
– A physical change of location and a change in administrative structure; and
– A physical change of location, but no change in administrative structure.
While each of the three options has both benefits and disadvantages for DNR, CGS, and CSM, the committee was unable to reach a consensus view on a possible relocation of the CGS.