A Dialogue on Field Safety
in Memory of Alyssa Heberton-Morimoto

Sunday, 28 Oct., 10:30 a.m.-noon
Colorado Convention Center, Room 406

Alyssa Heberton-Morimoto

Alyssa Heberton-Morimoto, a graduate student at the University of Colorado–Denver and summer intern at the Colorado Geological Survey, was murdered while surveying in the Pike-San Isabel National Forest this past summer.

Alyssa Heberton-Morimoto in the field

This dialogue in her memory is open to anyone who would like to discuss best practices for field safety, from training and skills to technical means for dealing with a wide range of emergencies. Learn from and contribute to this discussion about how to be prepared for tragedies that occur too all often, such as animal attacks and snakebites, medical emergencies, injuries from climbing and rock falls, vehicle accidents, and even murder.


Jonathan Price, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology;
Richard Berg, Illinois State Geological Survey


Vince Matthews, Colorado Geological Survey;
Jeff Rubin, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue;
Ginger McLemore, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources;
David Johncox, U.S. Geological Survey, Central Region Safety Office


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