Cirque Meadows by Adam Johnson

Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 696   Event: Geologic Field Mapping by UNC's Geol 481 class
Application Date: 04/01/2013    Event Date: 04/11/2013   Thru: 04/25/2013
Organization: University of Northern Colorado Earth Sciences   Phone:
Address: Campus Box 100
Contact 1 Name: Graham Baird
Address: 501 20th Street
Greeley CO 80639
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces
Type of Event: Education
Devil's Backbone Open Space

The University of Northern Colorado Geol 481 – Geologic Field Techniques class would like to ask permission to travel off-trail by foot in the vicinity of the Hunter Loop at the Devil’s Backbone Open Space. The purpose of the off-trail travel is to determine the type, distribution, and geometry of the rocks in the area (geologic mapping). This activity is a required component of the Geol 481 class. An area just northwest of Masonville is typically used for this exercise, but just recently we lost permission to use this area fully due to a new land owner’s policy, but the Devil's Backbone area offers very similar geology. The field mapping will occur from 9am-4pm on April 11, 18, and 25 (all Thursdays). No rock hammers will be used and no samples will be collected. The students in the class have been instructed on the importance of leaving no trace during geologic mapping and the importance of off-trail travel safety. Foot travel to the mapping area from the Devil’s Backbone trail head will strictly use the current trail network, off-trail travel will only be in the area indicated on the attached map. All 10 students within the class conducting the geologic mapping will be supervised by Dr. Graham Baird. I request that the application fee is waived as this is an academic use of the area.

Estimated Participants: 11   Estimated Spectators: 0
   Thu. 04/11/2013: 9 AM - 4 PM
   Thu. 04/18/2013: 9 AM - 4 PM
   Thu. 04/25/2013: 9 AM - 4 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 04/02/2013
Attached is the certificate of insurance (VLG_2_7143594.pdf) and the blank participant waiver (Liability Release_Devilsbackbone.doc), both were requested.

2. Date Submitted: 04/02/2013
Signed fee worksheet is attached, fee was waived so no fee will be transmitted. Thanks so much for a speedy process.

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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved

Comments: 4/1/13: Application forwarded to area manager
4/2/13: Fee Worksheet emailed to you today. Your event is approved by our department upon receipt of signed worksheet and payment in full.
4/3/13: signed worksheet and payment received.

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Risk Management

Status: Approved


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Final Disposition


Please print your permit and have it available on event day.

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