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Events

Monday, January 5, 2015
Puget Lobe Chapter
The Earthquake That Wouldn't Stay Put
Location: Edmonds, WA
On Monday evening, Jan.5, at 7 p.m., Sandi Doughton will be the speaker. She is an award-winning science writer for The Seattle Times and has been covering Northwest earthquakes for nearly 20 years, first at The News Tribune of Tacoma and for the past decade at The Seattle Times.****She will be speaking about how geologists may be close to cracking one of the biggest seismological mysteries in the Pacific Northwest: the origin of a powerful quake that rattled seven states and provinces. The 1872 quake knocked people off their feet at Snoqualmie Pass, cracked the lighthouse at Dungeness Spit, and triggered a landslide that blocked the Columbia River.****Its epicenter was the subject of heated debate a century later, when several nuclear power plants were being planned. Now, thanks to lidar imagery and field excavations, USGS researchers think they have finally discovered the fault responsible, and have named it the Spencer Canyon Fault.****She will also bring copies of her recent book, Full Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. It concerns the periodically recurring circumstances of the extremely powerful quake that caused the great tsunami of 1700.****The Chapter meets at the Edmonds Senior Center, right on the waterfront in Edmonds, at 220 Railroad Ave., between Main and Dayton Sts., a short distance south of the Kingston ferry dock and directly across the street from the AmTrak station. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are always free and open to the public. There is off-street parking, and there is elevator access to the second-floor meeting room.
More Information: Dale Middleton 206-784-3146

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Columbia Gorge Chapter
Living with Thunder Exploring the Geologic Past, Present, and Future of the Pacific Northwest
Location: Hood River, OR
1:00 Hood River County Library, 502 State Street, Hood River, Oregon The Pacific Northwest is a region defined by its geology as much as its rugged coastline, drippy westside forests, fertile farms, and canyoned eastside grasslands. These landscapes have been forged by volcanoes, crumpled by faults, and sculpted by water and ice. But the Northwest's geologic DNA is rooted in volcanic activity. From the ancient lavas of Washington's Selkirks, to the world-class flood-basalts that dominate the Columbia Basin, to the restless peaks of the High Cascades, the thunder of volcanic eruptions echoes through the ages. In Living with Thunder, geologist and photographer Ellen Morris Bishop offers a fascinating and up-to-date geologic survey of the Northwest Washington, Oregon, northern California, and western Idaho. New discoveries include Smith Rock as part of Oregon's largest (and most extinct) volcano, portraits of Mount Hood's 1793-1795 eruptions, and new ideas about the origin of the Columbia River basalts and the course of the ancestral Columbia River. Intended as an introduction for the general reader and geological non-specialist, Living with Thunderenlivens Northwest geological history by combining engaging science writing with the author's stunning color photographs. In addition, color maps and time charts help guide the reader. The book presents evidence of changing ecosystems and ancient life, as well as the Northwest's exceptional record of past climate changes and the implications for our future. Bishop also examines the confluence between scientific findings and Native American documentation of several major geologic events; the title of her book harks to the Klamath Indian recounting of Mount Mazama's cataclysmic eruption. An important work by a gifted scientist and storyteller, Living with Thunder offers a key to understanding the Northwest's unique, long-term volcanic heritage.
www.gorgefloods.org
More Information: Terry Hurd

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Lake Lewis Chapter
Columbia River Flood Basalts of the Pacific Northwest
Location: Kennewick, WA
The Lake Lewis Chapter of the IAFI will hold its bi-monthly meeting and program on Tuesday, January 13th, at the Benton Public Utility District auditorium at 2721 West 10th Avenue at 6:45 PM. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Stephen P. Reidel. The program is titled "Columbia River Flood Basalts of the Pacific Northwest." Dr. Reidel has over 40 years research experience in geology of the Pacific Northwest. He received a BS and MS in Geology from the University of Cincinnati and a PhD in Geology from Washington State University. Having spent over 30 years working on the geology and hydrogeology for contractors on the Hanford Site and vicinity, he retired from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and became Research Professor of Geology at the Washington State University-Pullman Campus and a Teaching Adjunct at WSU-TriCities. He is a member of the Washington State Advisory Committee on Geology Mapping, and a licensed Professional Geologist and Hydrogeologist. Since then he has continued his research on the geology of the Pacific Northwest.
More Information: Gary Kleinknecht (509) 627-1654

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Columbia Gorge Chapter
Field Trip
Location: Cascade Locks, OR
Join the Gorge Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute for a Geology of the Columbia Gorge fieldtrip covering the central portion of the Columbia Gorge, exploring many interesting geologic features of the Gorge with emphasis on the impact of the Ice Age Floods through this area. We will meet-up to board the bus at the Cascade Locks Marine Park parking lot and make a circuit covering both the Oregon and Washington sides of the Gorge with stops all the way east past The Dalles. There will be a number of drive-by and off-and-back-on the bus stops, as well as some stops with relatively short walks on good trails. Contact Terry Hurd or Lloyd DeKay at iaficgc@gmail.com for registration form and more information.
www.gorgefloods.org
More Information: Terry or Lloyd

Saturday-Sunday April 25-26, 2015
IAFI Board
IAFI BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Location: Pasco, WA
Board of Directors will meet at Pasco Best Western. More details are forthcoming when they are finalized.

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Columbia Gorge Chapter
Field Trip
Location: Cascade Locks, OR
Join the Gorge Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute for a Geology of the Columbia Gorge fieldtrip covering the central portion of the Columbia Gorge, exploring many interesting geologic features of the Gorge with emphasis on the impact of the Ice Age Floods through this area. We will meet-up to board the bus at the Cascade Locks Marine Park parking lot and make a circuit covering both the Oregon and Washington sides of the Gorge with stops all the way east past The Dalles. There will be a number of drive-by and off-and-back-on the bus stops, as well as some stops with relatively short walks on good trails. Contact Terry Hurd or Lloyd DeKay at iaficgc@gmail.com for registration form and more information.
www.gorgefloods.org
More Information: Terry or Lloyd

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Columbia Gorge Chapter
Field Trip
Location: Cascade Locks, OR
Join the Gorge Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute for a Geology of the Columbia Gorge fieldtrip covering the central portion of the Columbia Gorge, exploring many interesting geologic features of the Gorge with emphasis on the impact of the Ice Age Floods through this area. We will meet-up to board the bus at the Cascade Locks Marine Park parking lot and make a circuit covering both the Oregon and Washington sides of the Gorge with stops all the way east past The Dalles. There will be a number of drive-by and off-and-back-on the bus stops, as well as some stops with relatively short walks on good trails. Contact Terry Hurd or Lloyd DeKay at iaficgc@gmail.com for registration form and more information.
www.gorgefloods.org
More Information: Terry or Lloyd

Friday, September 18, 2015
IAFI Board
IAFI ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING and LECTURE
Location: Wenatchee, WA
7 p.m. Details provided as they are finalized

Saturday, September 19, 2015
IAFI Board
IAFI FALL FIELD TRIP
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Annual fall IAFI field trip hosted by Wenatchee Valley Erratics. More details are forthcoming as they are finalized.