Your Health is Our Priority!

AEGSF is actively monitoring the current Coronavirus outbreak and we want you to know that your health and safety are our priority!

All of our in-situ events are currently postponed until further notice but we’re already looking forward to picking things back up very soon! (geologic time scale…)

STAY TUNED for our new Metamorphic Meeting format in cyberspace!

In the mean time, we’re in this together! Please stay healthy and safe:

  • Keep your physical distance.
  • Wash your hands frequently, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cough / sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, not your hands. Then wash your hands anyways!
  • If you can get out for a short walk, get some fresh air!
  • If you see a tasty rock, think twice before it joins your collection… and wash your hands!
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California has a new State Geologist

Effective June 1, 2020 California’s State Geologist is Steve Bohlen.

Steve is excited about applying his deep understanding of how the Earth works and his extensive experience in science and government to further the work of CGS and help amplify its role in protecting the public from natural hazards, supporting healthy watershed function, and identify mineral resources opportunities.

He is coming to us from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he has been leading the Energy and Homeland Security Program. In that role he has also served as an advisor to the Legislature on ways to achieve California’s carbon neutrality goals through carbon removal and negative emissions strategies.


A graduate of the Dartmouth College, Steve earned a Ph.D. in geochemistry from The University of Michigan in 1979. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, he became a tenured professor at Stony Brook University. From1995 through 2000, Steve was Associate Chief Geologist for Science at the US Geological Survey. He was responsible for the scientific priorities and funding of the broad portfolio of USGS research, including the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction, Climate Change, Global Energy, and Minerals Resource programs. As President and CEO of Joint Oceanographic Institutions from 2000-2008, Steve led the global effort in scientific ocean drilling and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program and the systems engineering and deployment of the US National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories.

Steve Bohlen replaces the former State Geologist John Parrish, who retired in 2018.

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*WEB-CAST* May 2020 Meeting: The Geology of San Francisco, California.

Register today to attend our May 2020 Meeting!

The Geology of San Francisco, California

Kenneth Johnson, PhD, CEG, PE
Senior Supervising Geological Engineer, WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff

Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
6 pm: Announcements and Presentation

REMOTE (web-cast / call-in)

Cost:  FREE (optional fundraiser for AEGSF student scholarship fund)

AEG Student Membership is FREE (apply for FREE student membership)!

Registration: To RSVP, please register online by noon, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. When you’ve registered, you will receive a link and password to the web-meeting within 24 hours of the event.

May 2020 Meeting Announcement

Registration tutorial

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BPELSG – Proposed New Fee Schedule

The California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists has proposed a new fee schedule for exam applicants and licensure renewals. The new fees would provide equity across all disciplines licensed through BPELSG and result in an overall reduction in fees for Geologist licensure.

Proposed Fee Schedule

More information

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