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Geology Presentation and Hike

By on September 14, 2018 in Events, News with 0 Comments

Geology of the Ojai Valley

GEO Presentation and Hike

Saturday November 10, 2018

9–11 am (Presentation) SOLD OUT

11–1 pm (Hike) SOLD OUT

Thomas L. Davis PhD, Geologist, Geologic Maps Foundation

On Saturday November 10, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy will host a two part presentation by Thom Davis, geologist and founder and director of the Geologic Maps Foundation. Davis will give a talk on the geology of the Ojai Valley at the OVLC office at 9 am and then lead a field excursion on the Ventura River Preserve.

The Ojai Valley and surrounding mountains are a fascinating geologic area with a thick sequence of sedimentary rock units of marine origin that record two periods of basin development and two tectonic phases. The most recent phase is still happening with recent earthquakes and active faulting and folding. The first part of this program will use geologic maps and cross sections, and other figures and photos in a 90 minute outline of the rock units, folds and faults, and geologic history.

The presentation is followed by a two-hour geo-hike in the Ventura River Preserve, where we’ll have a chance to look at and discuss the rocks and active depositional processes. The hike is limited to 30 participants. Be prepare to walk 2-3 miles at a moderate pace.

Wear sturdy shoes and bring water, sun protection and snacks.

Make sure to register for the presentation and the hike if you wish to attend both events.





Thomas L. Davis is a California State registered geologist, founder and director of the nonprofit Geologic Maps Foundation, Inc., owner of Thomas L. Davis PhD Consulting Geologist. Much of Davis’ research deals with structural geology, surface mapping, active faulting and earthquakes, structure of oil & gas fields and natural gas storage fields. Areas studied by Davis include the geology and tectonics of California, Nevada, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Colombia, Venezuela, and Mexico.

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