Our State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Marilyn Gally - firstname.lastname@example.org, passed this notice on behalf of the the Colorado Geographic Survey regarding land use issues related to coal mines around Colorado. As you probably know, portions of Colorado house historic, abandoned, underground coal mines. Coal mine locations and issues must be understood by land use developers, emergency managers and planners so that they can avoid and mitigate subsidence hazards and make appropriate decisions to minimize the risk of damage to future development.
To help in this education, the Colorado Geological Survey is hosting a one-day workship specifically designed to provide information and tools to help ensure that potential subsidence hazards are identified and properly addressed early in the planning process.
The Coal Mine Subsidence and Land-Use Decisions Workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, from 10:15 am - 5:00 pm at the Denver Public Library, Central Branch. The cost is $25 and includes lunch.
The class has been developed by both the Colorado Geological Survey and the Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety specficially for planners, real estate appraisers, local decision makers and stakeholders in Colorado who work in areas where historic coal mining activity presents a potential subsisdence hazard.
For registration information and more detailed info on the class, go to http://geosurvey.state.co.us/workshop