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Dan McShane: Glacial and Post Glacial Influence on the Northwest Washington Environment - What Does Lidar Show Us? Between 18,000 and 13,000 years ago the lowlands of Northwest Washington were covered in nearly 6,000 feet of glacial ice. The region’s natural resources, locations of cities and towns, and transportation routes are all impacted by the glacial period. Lidar (light detecting and ranging) helps us better visualize our landscapes and allows for a better understanding of the glacial, late glacial and post glacial history of the land we live on. Understanding this history provides insights into geologic hazards, natural resource management, and how communities have grown. Join us as Dan McShane explores the glacial influence on our current environment and describes what we can expect in the future.Dan McShane has worked as a geologist and engineering geologist since 1983. He founded and is president of Stratum Group, a geology and environmental consulting company. He has been conducting geology hazard investigations in Washington State since 1992. Dan was retained as an expert witness for the plaintiffs in the Oso Landslide case. In addition to his scientific and technical background, Dan has extensive public policy background including serving for eight years on the Whatcom County Council. As a consulting geologist, he has been the lead geologist on county and city critical areas updates, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensing projects, public housing development projects, forest practices projects, and Federal Emergency Management Act repair project evaluations.Always on the 4th Tuesday of the month: April 23, 7pm Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room free & open to the public!
Save the Date: 12th Annual NCAS Campout and Field Trips
May 30 through June 2 at Pearrygin Lake State Park
We're all looking forward to that time of year again when we can cross the mountains to Pearrygin Lake and celebrate birds with like-minded folks!Please contact Steven Harper for reservations or more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.