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

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Citation: White, Jonathan L., N. C. Dessenberger, W. L. Ellis, J. D. Higgins, and S. Gaffney. SP-56 First North American Landslide Conference Field Trips, Vail, Colorado, June 3-10, 2007. Edited by D. C. Noe and Jeffrey A. Coe. Special Publication, SP-56. Denver, CO: Colorado Geological Survey, Department of Natural Resources, 2007.

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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.