The 2021 Field Conference: Karst Geology of New Jersey and Vicinity Revisited will be held on October 15 and 16. Due to the on-going uncertainty related to COVID-19, the Geological Association of New Jersey Executive Board has decided to plan for a virtual conference in the event that a traditional, live conference is not possible. We do not anticipate being able to make this decision until at least late spring. As soon as the decision is made it will be posted on our website, social media accounts, and will be included in the Fall Newsletter to be distributed in late August or early September.
We are hoping the meeting will be hosted by Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, with the field trip convening at Swartswood State Park in Swartswood, New Jersey. This field trip will include visits to numerous karst features, recently active features, and examining groundwater and stream activity in karst regions. The keynote speaker for Friday’s oral presentations will be Dr. Daniel Doctor, research geologist with the US Geological Survey. His current research interests include stratigraphy of the Appalachian Basin, landscape evolution within the Appalachian Valley and Ridge physiographic province, karst hydrology and geomorphology, sinkhole hazard studies, and paleoclimate records from karst regions.
We would welcome participation from anyone involved in any area of karst geology. If you are interested in presenting, please contact Michael Hozik at Michael.Hozik@stockton.edu.