Columbia River Gorge Chapter

IAFI’s Columbia Gorge Chapter serves the Columbia Gorge region from Vista House to the John Day River.

Chapter Officers
President Lloyd DeKay
Treasurer Lorrie DeKay
Programs Tom Parkinson
Communications Linda Turner
IAFI Store Patty Hurd

The Columbia River Gorge is famous the world over for its stunning scenery, award-winning wines, endless outdoor and adventure sports. It also boasts an amazing array of geologic and Ice Age floods features to delight everyone from the casual tourist to the most intensely-focused researcher. These features nestle in ecological zones ranging from snow-clad volcanic peaks to boreal rainforest, oak woodlands, and high desert, all within a 50 mile wide swath around the mighty Columbia River.

The Columbia River Gorge Chapter frequently provides presentations on geology of the Columbia Gorge for schools and other organization. We also host frequent speaker programs with presentations by prominent authors and scientists. Email the chapter for more information.

Please see the Upcoming Events to the right or the General Events Calendar for a listing of all chapter meetings and events.

2017 IAFI Fall Field Trip & Membership Meeting

Welcome to the lake of healing waters (Smokiam), located in the original plunge pool of the Lower Grand Coulee, for the 2017 IAFI Fall Membership Meeting and Tour at Soap Lake, WA, hosted by the Lower Grand Coulee Chapter on … [Read More Here…]

Bretz and His Floods Story – National Geographic

National Geographic has published an outstanding article, “Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades”, about J Harlan Bretz and his outrageous, fantastical theories of a landscape shaped by huge floods. Most Ice Age Floods aficionados are generally aware … [Read More Here…]

Washington’s Ice Age Floods – ESRI Story Map

The Washington Geological Survey (formerly the Division of Geology and Earth Resources) has just released an ESRI story map about the Ice Age Floods in Washington. The story map: “tells the story of cataclysmic outburst floods that shaped the landscape … [Read More Here…]

6 New “Nick On The Rocks” Videos

Here’s a present for all you Nick Zentner fans (and who isn’t a fan of Nick?). Nick is starring in 6 brand new short geology videos pretentiously titled ‘Nick On The Rocks’. This series of short videos showcases the diverse geologic wonders … [Read More Here…]

Chapter-specific Ice Age Floods Brochures

In 2015 the Lake Lewis Chapter developed a Lake Lewis Floodscape Brochure highlighting five major floods features in their Tri-Cities area. Each of the highlight panels include scanable links to more detailed information on the website. When the chapter … [Read More Here…]