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Events

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Ellensburg Chapter
Eruption history and hazards of Mount Baker Volcano
Location: Ellensburg, Washington
Evening Lecture by Dave Tucker (WWU Geology). 7:00 pm. CWU's Hebeler Hall Auditorium.Little was known of Mount Baker's volcanic history until research by USGS geologists began in the mid 1990's. Mount Baker is the youngest in a series of volcanoes extending back over 1,000,000 years. Older volcanoes in the Baker area include two Crater Lake-sized calderas and a number of once-sizable stratovolcanoes. A large flow of rocks and mud, a lahar, descended the Middle Fork Nooksack River into the lowlands of Whatcom County 6,800 years ago. The state of volcano monitoring at the volcano will be discussed. The likely volcanic future and the potential for impacts on lowland communities close out the presentation. Dave Tucker (MS Geology) is a research associate at Western Washington University. Tucker has been mapping Baker's geology since the mid-1990s. He is a director of the Mount Baker Volcano Research Center, an all-volunteer nonprofit that raises funds to support research and to educate residents in the hazard zones of Mount Baker. For more information about Mount Baker and MBVRC, visit Mount Baker Volcano Research Center: http://mbvrc.wordpress.com
More Information: Nick Zentner 509-963-2828

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter
Overview of New Research on Ice Age Floods in Northern Idaho
Location: Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 127 South Mission Street, Wenatchee, WA
Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 14 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee. Roy Breckenridge, retired Idaho State Geologist, will present an overview of new research on Ice Age Floods in northern Idaho. His investigations involve new geological mapping of surface deposits and landforms created by the Cordilleran ice sheet, alpine glaciers, and multiple catastrophic outburst floods near the Glacial Lake Missoula Ice Dam at the Clark Fork River. Maps created from this work have revealed Ice Age Flood features in great detail and accuracy, including many not previously observed. They also serve as a resource inventory for viewpoints and features of the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail. The program is free & open to the public.
More Information: Brent Cunderla, Chapter President (509) 665-2136

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

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.

Tuesday, May 5, 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.
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.++++You will be provided with more details are they are finalized, including the registration information, fees and forms.
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

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
LECTURE BY VIC BAKER
Location: SPOKANE, WA
Tuesday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium. ++++You will find more details here as they are finalized
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

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.