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      2018 Lake Bonneville Geologic Conference & Short Course in Salt Lake City

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      October 3, 2018

      Wednesday   8:00 AM

      1594 West North Temple
      Salt Lake City, Utah 84114

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      2018 Lake Bonneville Geologic Conference & Short Course

      2018 Lake Bonneville Geologic Conference & Short CourseOctober 3-6, 2018Sponsored by the Utah Geological Survey and the Utah Division of Professional and Occupational Licensing With the publication in 2016 of the “Lake Bonneville: A Scientific Update” book, the Utah Geological Survey is interested in bringing together the geologic community to review and discuss relevant research in the Lake Bonneville basin. The goal of the conference and short course is twofold: (1) to provide a setting for the review and discussion of Lake Bonneville/Great Salt Lake geologic research, and (2) provide education and networking opportunities for the local geologic community. Lake Bonneville Geologic Conference October 3-4, 2018 The conference will cover geologic topics related to pre-Bonneville Quaternary lakes, Lake Bonneville, the Gilbert episode, and Great Salt Lake. The meeting format will include technical presentations, poster sessions, and group discussions to disseminate and discuss the results of current research and consensus about the overall geologic stratigraphy and chronology. Conference Meeting Schedule October 3rd1. Lake Bonneville and Great Salt Lake Introduction (Keynote: Dr. Jack Oviatt)2. Pre-Bonneville and Lake Bonneville3. Bonneville Salt Flats4. Pleistocene and Holocene Carbonates of Lake Bonneville and Great Salt Lake: Windows to the Past? October 4th5. Overflow and Termination Phases of Lake Bonneville (Keynote: David Miller)6. Paleolimnology and Stratigraphy of Pilot Valley, Utah7. Quaternary Paleoclimate/Glaciation Lake Bonneville Geologic Short Course October 5-6, 2018 The short course will be led by Dr. Jack Oviatt (Professor Emeritus, Department of Geology, Kansas State University), will review Lake Bonneville geology, and is intended for geologists, consulting geologists, engineers, other professionals, and students working with these geologic deposits. The class will introduce the latest Lake Bonneville chronology and review common stratigraphy and geomorphology. The first day of the short course will consist of classroom instruction and the second day will consist of a field trip to nearby sites, where Lake Bonneville stratigraphy and landforms will be observed and discussed. Conference and Short Course Classroom Site (DNR Auditorium) The Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Building at 1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah is open 8:00a - 5:00p Monday to Friday, including the Natural Resources Map & Bookstore ( in the Main Lobby. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to sign in with the security desk at the main entrance. Signs will be posted directing you from the Main Lobby to the Auditorium on the 1st floor. Transportation and Parking Visitor parking is available in front (south side) of the DNR Building for those driving to the meeting. The building is immediately east of the intersection of Redwood Road and West North Temple. Exit Interstate 80 at Redwood Road (SR 68) and travel north to West North Temple. Just north of the Redwood Road/West North Temple intersection, turn right at the next driveway past the KFC/A&W and follow the parking lot around the west end of the three story brick portion of the DNR Building to the south visitor parking lot.  The main entrance is adjacent to the south parking lot. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) TRAX Light Rail Green Line Power Station (1500 West) is one block to the east of the DNR Building.  The Green Line runs from the Salt Lake International Airport, east to downtown Salt Lake City, and then southwest to West Valley City.  TRAX trains run every 15 minutes weekdays, and 20 minutes weekends from downtown to the airport, University of Utah to the east, Draper City to the south, and West Valley City and Daybreak to the southwest, including transfer to UTA FrontRunner commuter rail service to Ogden and Provo. Please contact Adam McKean with questions (801-537-3386 or Partial funding for this educational opportunity has been provided by the Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing and the Education and Enforcement Fund.

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