Colorado Geological Survey is Moving

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 CenterHB13-1057, 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.