Friday, February 02, 2007

Return to the Balloon Track: Geologic Setting and Late Holocene Land Use

College of the Redwoods, Feb. 5, 2007, Room PS 113, 11:30–12:30

Above: the Balloon Track in 1952 and as it appears from "Google Earth" today

CR Geology Professor Dave Bazard will present an overview of the geologic setting and associated land use of Eureka's controversial former train yard. In 2001, he and other college faculty participated in a multidisciplinary study of the site, with "The Balloon Track Project: An Exploration of Misintentional Landscape Use”, exhibited at Humboldt State University's First Street Gallery. Dave's colloquium presentation will revisit that former investigation and elaborate on the subsurface geology and contamination history of the site.