The past few days I have had fair bit of media contact regarding the horrible landslide near Oso, Washington. The contacts have been local, regional, national and international. I will say that essentially all of the contacts were positive and reporters consistently asked very good questions and were working hard to understand the landslide as well as trying to get a grasp on how society deals with these risks.Those contacts and conversations as well as the event itself cause a great deal of thinking. Over the next few weeks I hope to work through some ideas with many other folks and will post a bit on the subject when the time permits. Poor reporters are always crunched with deadlines.
I have appreciated the diligence of the reports, but I have also appreciated the many kind emails and messages that found the posts on the landslide informative.
I'd do more now, but I do have projects to work on and business partner on sabbatical. Moore landslide geology and policy thoughts later, but off to the field for a bit. So a taste of my field work.
Yesterday I headed out a bit late yesterday for a variety of field projects and did a short visit to Samish Island on the way.
View of Lummi Island from Samish
Daffodils on the Skagit Flats while heading south and east
Glacial till in the drilling sampler
Dense advance glacial outwash