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Events

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Columbia Gorge Chapter
Field Trip
Location: Cascade Locks, OR
FULL
http://www.gorgefloods.org
More Information: Terry or Lloyd

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Ellensburg Chapter
Beezley Hills and Surrounding Environs Field Trip
Location: Ellensburg, Washington
Carpool from CWU Hebeler Hall parking lot (H6);10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Free! Open to all! No reservations needed. Karl Lillquist, Central Washington University Geography, will lead the field trip.The Beezley Hills form the southern extent of the Waterville Plateau and the northern border of the Quincy Basin. In the late Pleistocene, these hills lay between the Okanogan Lobe of the Cordilleran Icesheet and the massive Missoula Floods that shaped the Quincy Basin. However, the icesheet stopped ~25 miles north and floods only scoured the lower, south slopes of the hills leaving the higher elevations relatively unscathed. Much of our day will focus on sites above the level of ice age flooding. Topics here will include: interpretation of thick loess deposits and associated soils that likely pre- and post-date the last of the ice age floods; partial erosion of the loess blanket leaving mounded topography; deposition of Mazama ash in valley bottom sediments; and historic incision into these sediments forming an impressive arroyo. A later stop will focus on ice age floodwaters exiting the northwestern part of the Quincy Basin to form Crater Coulee. Our final stop will be an overview of West Bar on the Columbia River near Trinidad. Join us as we explore this little studied part of Washington state! Mid-April can range from sunny, warm, and calm to rainy, cold, and windy. Be prepared for any kind of weather. Bring food/snacks and water. Hiking shoes or boots are recommended for several short walks in the shrub-steppe. We will carpool from the Hebeler Hall parking lot on CWU campus. Four wheel drive vehicles are not necessary to negotiate the good quality gravel roads of the area.
More Information: Nick Zentner 509-963-2828

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

Monday, May 4, 2015
Puget Lobe Chapter
Regular meeting
Location: Edmonds, WA
The regular May meeting of the Puget Lobe Chapter will be held Monday evening, May 4, 7 pm, at the Edmonds Senior Center, and more details will be provided soon. Bruce Bjornstad, well-known Floods expert, photographer, and guidebook author, will be presenting striking and revealing images of the Scabland territory. In his most recent work he has been using a remotely controlled, mini-aerodrone to carry a high-definition camera, and he is likely to provide some practical information on what can be done with the various levels of equipment now available
More Information: Dale Middleton 206-784-3146

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Ellensburg Chapter
View from the Air: Ice Age Floods Country
Location: Ellensburg, Washington
Evening Lecture by Tom Tabbert (Spokane pilot). 7:00 pm. CWU's Hebeler Hall Auditorium
More Information: Nick Zentner 509-963-2828

Friday, May 8, 2015
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
LECTURE: LOWER GRAND COULEE AND CRAB CREEK FLOODWAYS
Location: Cheney, WA
Friday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., EWU JFK Library Auditorium++++Dr. Gene Kiver will provide you with an overview of the Missoula Floods through the Grand Coulee and the merging with floodwaters that descended through the Telford-Crab Creek Scabland. You will visit a complex of minor coulees occur along Interstate 90 and other areas. Scabland features of note include large flood bars, giant current ripples, and recessional cataract canyons.++++Kiver taught Geology for over 32 years at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.Missoula Floods are a major professional interest. Kiver and co-author Bruce Bjornstad recently published a geological field guide to northern Idaho and the northern Channeled Scabland entitled "On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods". Kiver spends as much time as possible following trails while photographing and exploring the geology and beauty of the natural world. ++++Sponsors are EWU Department of Geology and Jackie Scholz State Farm Insurance
More Information: Melanie Bell 509.954.4242

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
FIELD TRIP TO LOWER GRAND COULEE
Location: Coulee City, WA
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. You will travel in deluxe buses as leader Dr. Gene Kiver guides you through flood coulees to the Lower Grand Coulee to investigate the complications of the flood story in central Washington.++++Kiver taught Geology for over 32 years at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.Missoula Floods are a major professional interest. Kiver and co-author Bruce Bjornstad recently published a geological field guide to northern Idaho and the northern Channeled Scabland entitled "On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods". Kiver spends as much time as possible following trails while photographing and exploring the geology and beauty of the natural world.++++Sponsors include Nixon Agency Farmers Insurance, Cheney, and the EWU Department of Geology.
Registration Info and Form, Liability Release Form
More Information: Linda Long, Field Trip Registrar 509.235.4251

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.
http://www.gorgefloods.org
More Information: Terry or Lloyd

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Lake Lewis Chapter
Ice Age Flood Features Via Drone
Location: Kennewick, WA
Geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad will present a program May12 at 6:45 pm at the Benton PUD Auditorium at 2127 W. 10th Ave., Kennewick, WA. The talk is titled: "Ice Age Floods' Features via Drone". Bjornstad's Powerpoint presentation will include recent aerial photos and video of Ice Age Floods' features collected with a camera-mounted, unmanned aerial vehicle. Unique perspectives of Dry Falls, Deep Lake Potholes, Drumheller Channels and Wallula Gap, as well as ice-rafted erratics and bergmounds of Rattlesnake Mountain, will be manifested.
More Information: Gary Kleinknecht (509) 627-1654

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Lower Columbia Chapter
The Missoula Floods: A Mega-transformation of the Pacific Northwest
Location: Tualatin Heriage Center, Tualatin, Oregon
7:00 pm. "A Mega-transformation of the Pacific Northwest" presented by Bob Setterberg. Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Dr., Tualatin, OR 9706

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Lower Columbia Chapter
Willamette Valley: Flood Channels, Ripple Marks, Erratics & Wine
Location: Tualatin
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The tour will explore the unique Geology between West Linn and Salem. We will examine features related to a remarkable history of Quaternary flooding (Cataclysmic Missoula Ice Age Floods). Some highlights of the trip include: Tonquin flood channels, Chehalem Creek flood channel and ripple marks, Yamhill - Wapato flood channel, Holmes Gap flood channel, ripple marks. Erratic Rock State Natural Site - Bellevue Erratic which is perched just above the 300 foot level gives one an appreciation of the 400 foot maximum flood depth. We will also be stopping at Left Coast Cellars for a delicious buffet-style or box lunch and wine tasting.
5-30-15 Field Trip
More Information: Sylvia Thompson 503-257-0144

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
FESTIVAL "FLOODS, FLOWERS AND FEATHERS"
Location: TURNBULL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday. Bring your family and participate in this free and open to the public festival at the Refuge near Cheney, Washington. Enjoy spring by experiencing and learning about the exceptional wildlife, habitats, and geology of the unique Channeled Scablands landscape. In partnership with numerous organizations/agencies we are offering the Fourth Annual Spring Nature Festival with activities for families and individuals of all ages. Take a walk on the wild side and discover birds, wildflowers, insects, other wildlife, and catch a glimpse of remnants of the Ice Age Floods that created the diverse Scablands habitat. Nature hikes, tours, kids' activities, food vendors and informational booths provided by a number of organizations will make for a wonderful spring day outdoors in this remarkable environment.
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge Website
More Information: Melanie Bell 509.954.4242

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
LECTURE "MEGAFLOODS: THE CHANNELED SCABLANDS, SIBERIA, MARS, AND BEYOND"
Location: SPOKANE, WA
Tuesday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, Building 6. Dr. Vic Baker will provide you with how the megafloods of the last Ice Age created bizarre landscapes like the Channeled Scablands at the margins of giant ice sheets that covered much of North America and Eurasia. More recent discoveries reveal that much larger megafloods occurred billions of years ago on the planet Mars. The Mars megaflooding even generated a kind of ocean that temporarily made that planet Earth-like> We are now seeking evidence of similar processes on planets beyond our solar system.++++Victor R. Baker (Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1971) is a former President of the Geological Society of America. He has researched the Channeled Scablands and related megafloods of the world since the late 1960s. His publications in geomorphology, planetary geology and philosophy of science include 18 books and more than 400 scientific papers. His work has been featured in multiple television documentaries, including the 2005 PBS NOVA production "Mystery of the Megafloods."
More Information: Melanie Bell 509.954.4242

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Ellensburg Chapter
Puget Sound Glaciation
Location: Ellensburg, Washington
Evening Lecture by Kathy Troost (UW Geology). 7:00 pm. CWU's Hebeler Hall Auditorium.
More Information: Nick Zentner 509-963-2828

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Lower Columbia Chapter
Making Casts of Ice Age Fossils
Location: Tualatin Heritage Center, Tualatin, Oregon
7:00 pm Thursday 6/18/25. Retired Police Officer, Mike Full will describe the process of replicating the Tualatin Mastodon tusk and molar which he and others made for display purposes.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Lower Columbia Chapter
Our National Parks
Location: Tualatin Heritage Center, Tualatin, Oregon
7:00 pm. 7/16/15.Lower Columbia Chapter, charter member, Russ Morrow will lead us on a photographic tour of US National Parks.

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.
http://www.gorgefloods.org
More Information: Terry or Lloyd

Friday, September 18, 2015
IAFI President
IAFI ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND LECTURE
Location: Wenatchee, WA
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Details provided as they are finalized

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

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
HIKE, STEAMBOAT ROCK
Location: Coulee City, WA
Leaders are Gene Kiver and Bruce Bjornstad. More information and registration form forthcoming
More Information: Linda Long, Hike Registrar 509.235.4251

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
HIKE, WAGON TRAIL ROAD (NORTHUP CANYON)
Location: Coulee City, WA
Leaders are Gene Kiver and Bruce Bjornstad. More information and registration form forthcoming.
More Information: Linda Long, Hike Registrar 509.235.4251