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NR 2003-31
November 7, 2003

Contact: Ed Wilson
Mark Oldfield
Don Drysdale
(916) 323-1886

CALIFORNIA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY TO CONDUCT
WORKSHOP ON NEW ELK RIVER LANDSLIDE MAPS

EUREKA – State representatives will discuss two new maps dealing with landslides in Humboldt County at a November 19 public workshop in Eureka.

A new study by the California Geological Survey, part of the Department of Conservation, updates landslide information published in the 1980s for the Elk River Watershed. This study incorporates current available information from sources such as aerial photograph reviews, published and unpublished reports, individual Timber Harvest Plans and field reconnaissance.

Interested parties will have the opportunity to review paper copies of the preliminary maps and comment on the data contained on the maps and in the report at the workshop, which begins at 1 p.m. at the Humboldt County Agricultural Center, 5630 South Broadway.

Following the workshop and public comment period, the maps and accompanying databases will be completed and published in electronic format. They will be available for land use planning and environmental evaluation purposes.

In addition to studying and mapping geologic phenomena, the Department of Conservation ensures the reclamation of land used for mining; regulates oil, gas and geothermal wells; maps and classifies areas containing mineral deposits; administers agricultural and open-space land conservation programs; and promotes beverage container recycling.

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