Oil and gas seeps of western Kern County
This trip explores the oil/gas seeps at Devil’s Den, Avinal, McKittrick and Maricopa are investigated.
Panoche and Tumey Hills
This is a 2-day field conference. Leaving early Saturday morning, we set up a base camp at the edge of the Tumey-Panoche Hills Wilderness Study Area. Saturday afternoon will be spent in reconnaissance for plesiosaur and mosasaur sites within a radius of 3 miles of base camp. Reconnaissance work will continue on Sunday afternoon.
San Joaquin Valley: Eastside; GUIDEBOOK AVAILABLE
This trip examines the Bena fossil beds, endangered plants (Bakersfield Cactus) and includes a display of core at Bakersfield College. Topics include the Kern River, Round Mountain Fault, Kern Front Fault, 1952 Tehachapi‑Arvin‑Bakersfield Earthquakes, Hazardous Material Disposal and the Olcese Turretella Beds.
San Joaquin Valley: Westside; GUIDEBOOK AVAILABLE
The ecology and geology of Wheeler Ridge, White Wolf Fault, Maricopa and McKittrick Brea Pits, Oil Mining (diatomite), Lake View Gusher, Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve and South Belridge oil field are discussed. Includes a display of core at the California Well Sample Repository, California State University, Bakersfield.