The Association of American State Geologists (AASG) met in Flagstaff this past week for its 107th Annual Meeting. Over 150 attendees participated from state geological surveys, federal counterparts, professional organizations, and industry. We had a variety of technical sessions on geoscience topics including induced seismicity, mineral resources, ground collapse, sustainability of state surveys, groundwater, and data preservation.
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