We are sorry to report that Charles Gardner, State Geologist of North Carolina from 1990-2002, died on September 22, after a very short illness with metastic melanoma.
Charles was also Head of the Division of Land Resources for the state. His obituary reports that upon his retirement in 2002 Charles was awarded the “Order Of the Long-Leaf Pine”, by the Governor.
Charles also served as President of the American Association of State Geologists and of the American Association of State Dam Safety Officials.
Charles wanted said of him: “He stood in awe of the beauty of nature”