Geology of the Wood River Valley – talk
June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10 - $12
Geologically, the area around the Wood River Valley is comprised of complex rocks and landforms made of granite, sedimentary rocks, basalt lava flows, fascinating core complexes, and even a nearby caldera. We have it all! Learn about this fascinating geology and how it influences native plants, garden soils, mining, earthquakes and, now, floods! SBG is offering both an evening lecture and an all day field trip led by Idaho State University geosciences professor Dr. Paul Link.
Instructor: Dr. Link joined the faculty at ISU in 1980 and specializes in the geology of the Intermountain West. He is the former director of ISU’s Geology Field Camp, a 5-week intensive course located in central Idaho that teaches students to describe rocks and structures and especially to make geologic maps. Prior to 2012 he taught numerous graduate and undergraduate courses in structural geology and regional tectonics. He has authored or co-authored dozens of scientific papers on the geology of Idaho.
Talk: Friday, June 22; 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the SBG visitor center
Field Trip: Saturday, June 23; 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM; meet at SBG to carpool.
Cost [click here to register]:
- Talk or field trip: SBG members $10; nonmembers $12. Preregistration required.
- Talk and field trip: SBG members $18; nonmembers $22. Preregistration required.
Aerial photograph of the Wood River Valley by Dr. Paul Link.