Landslide Mapping in Western North Carolina


Landslide Mapping in Western North Carolina is a 3-hour course on using the online landslide hazard maps in Western North Carolina.

  • Dates:
    • June 21, 2014
  • Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: BASE, Asheville Center for Professional Studies, Enka
  • Fee: $85 one-3 hour session or $160 for the Geodesy and Landslide classes
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Class Details:

Landslide Mapping in Western North Carolina

Jennifer Bauer will conduct a 3-hour course on using the landslide hazard maps in Western North Carolina. These three part maps were created by the North Carolina Geological Survey Landslide Hazard Mapping Team, of which Jennifer was a member. They cover Buncombe, Henderson, Watauga, and Macon Counties.

Note: Professional development hours have been approved through our partnership with A-B Tech Civil Engineering department as an approved sponsor (of continuing education) by the NC Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors

Seminar topics will include: 

  • Overview of the landslide mapping program and three map series 
  • Where to find and how to use these maps to identify landslide prone locations, typical geotechnical aspects of landslide sites in WNC 
  • How a professional geologist can assist engineers and their clients in making informed decisions.

Bring your own laptop because we will have a hands-on demonstration of how to use the online maps.

This workshop will benefit civil, structural, environmental, and geotechnical engineers, as well as surveyors, architects, landscape architects, land planners, and builders. This counts toward continuing education credits for Civil Engineers and Land Surveyor, North Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors approval.

Testimonials on the class

"Great slides, good examples of how to use websites to evaluate risks! Presentation was clear + concise!"
"Excellent, highly informative and entertaining! Thanks!"
"Very informative"

 H2 A6607Jennifer Bauer is a licensed geologist and co-owner of Appalachian Landslide Consultants, PLLC. She started Appalachian Landslide Consultants in December of 2011, after working with the North Carolina Geological Survey's Landslide Hazard Mapping team since 2005. Prior to working the state, Jennifer gained experience at an engineering consulting firm in Raleigh, NC, after getting her B.S. in Geology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2001. She is also Past President of the Association of Environmental _ Engineering Geologists, an international professional organization dedicated to applied geology. Jennifer has over 13 years of engineering geology experience and is passionate about applying that experience to help protect the lives and property of the citizens of western North Carolina. She is a member of the Land of Sky Toastmasters and is an Advanced Communicator Bronze.