2020 State: SC
CGS Virtual Coastal Geology Field Trip 2020
Long Bay’s Changing Coast
by Till J.J. Hanebuth- Associate Professor of Coastal and Marine Geology & Team: JT Durica, M. Fink, J. Long, E. Meyers, P. Silveira and others. Coastal Geosystems Research Lab Coastal Carolina University
2020 was a virtual meeting. The 2020 meeting was hosted by Western Carolina University, at no cost to the Society. The event was held over three nights from December 1st through 3rd, and included the annual business meeting, a virtual field trip, and a panel discussion on careers in geology for students.
The slides and a recording from the presentation of the virtual coastal geology field trip to Long Bay’s Changing Coast in SC are below.
2022 State: NC
Geology and Viticulture across the Blue Ridge Escarpment, from
the Inner Piedmont to the Blue Ridge Plateau: How Rocks and
Landforms Play a Critical Role in the Cultivation of Winegrapes
in Polk, Henderson and Buncombe Counties, NC
by Joseph Forrest, Rick Wooten, Bart Cattanach
Viticulture, the art and science of wine-grape cultivation, is one of the fastest growing agricultural ventures in North Carolina, accounting for one of the state’s most important fruit crops and one of its riskiest. The field trip explores how geology and geomorphology play a critical role in determining the natural environment, or ‘terroir’, of three quite different, but adjacent, physiographic settings in western North Carolina in which wine-grapes are being cultivated. The excursion follows a transect from the inner Piedmont in Polk County, across the Blue Ridge escarpment in Polk and Henderson Counties, into the Blue Ridge plateau in Henderson and Buncombe Counties, all of which have active vineyard/winery operations that are producing excellent wines. 249 pages.