Wednesday, June 17, 2015

State Geologists annual meeting underway in Flagstaff

AZGS is hosting the 107th Annual Meeting of the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) in Flagstaff this week.   Over 150 attendees are participating from state geological surveys, federal counterparts, professional organizations, and industry.     We have a variety of technical sessions on geoscience topics including induced seismicity, mineral resources, ground collapse, sustainability of state surveys, groundwater, and data preservation.

USGS Acting Director Suzette Kimball laid out a proposal for expanded collaboration between USGS and State Geological Surveys on a number of priority areas around resources, hazards, mapping, and environmental topics. 

A field trip to Grand Canyon on Tuesday, provided opportunities to discuss land use management, geology in national parks, outreach and education, as well as giving the attendees an introduction to Arizona geology.

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