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An Overview of the Most Recent Ice Age Floods in the Pacific Northwest

Location: Northwest Museum of Arts + Culture. Eric A. Johnston Auditorium, 2316 W. First Avenue, Spokane, Washington, 99201, United States

Cost: $9, suggested donation

This program, let by Ice Age Floods Institute President Dr. Gary Ford, will review some of the evidence for the Ice Age floods by following them “downstream” from western Montana to the Pacific Ocean.

Dr. Ford will also discuss some landscapes that are the direct result of multiple Ice Age floods which occurred between ca. 15,550 and 13,350 BP.

About the Presenter: Gary Ford is the current president of the Ice Age Floods Institute. He has taught soil science classes at Montana State University and the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, and worked as a soil scientist for the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, where he mapped more than a million acres and worked as the regional soils correlator. He was also a member of the Landscape Ecology Team that worked on the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management project; and the Forest Planner on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests and co-leader of the Forest Plan Revision Team for the Idaho Panhandle and Kootenai National Forests. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Earth Science, and a Ph.D. in Soil Science from Montana State University.