On January 31, the Colorado Geological Survey will transfer from the Colorado Dept. of Natural Resources to the Colorado School of Mines, as specified in HB12-1355 during last year’s legislative session. The one exception to the move is the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. HB13-1057, passed unanimously by the House yesterday and which will almost certainly be passed by the Senate, exempts the Center from the move.
The possibility of a move from DNR to Mines has been studied since 2004, when a bill to move the agency died. See the Joint Study of the Colorado Geological Survey Relocation per HB04-1359 for background on the 2004 bill and rationale behind the move. You can also find out more in this blog posting from the Association of American State Geologists.
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