California Budget woes may cause the Board for Geologists and Geophysicists to be eliminated and its functions to be transferred to the Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors as reported by Ken at the GeoSlice blog. The proposed consolidation is described on Page 26 of the California State Budget 2009-10. According to Ken, the state board says the plan is not finalized yet and concerned Californians should contact their representatives.
The California Geologic Survey has published a new map of landslide susceptibility for the entire state of California. It addresses only deep-seated landslides, not shallow slides such as debris flows. The criteria used for developing […]
These are some really fantastic photos of the Devil’s Slide tunnel construction. For those who aren’t familiar, the tunnels will be bypassing a particularly landslide and rockslide-prone portion of the California Coast that is currently […]
On the Big Sur coatline, the Pitkins Curve area of California Highway 1 (the PCH) is undergoing some improvements to help alleviate landslides and roadway instability. National Driller magazine reports on the project in their […]