Our Geological Hazards Program focuses on Alberta's geology and identifies geological hazards (geohazards) to assist decision making by the Energy Resources Conservation Board and Albertans. The program also supports ongoing, geotechnical monitoring of Turtle Mountain, site of the 1903 Frank Slide, in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta.
The program focuses exclusively on physical geological hazards. Chemical geological hazards, including natural and human-introduced contaminants, are not presently part of our program.
We subdivide physical hazards into two groups:
For both sets of geological hazards, our team of engineers, geologists and technologists describe and map geological hazards by applying the knowledge of the geological materials at the surface and in the subsurface, along with emerging remote-sensing technologies.
Last modified: September 11, 2012