Association of American State Geologists

The 2022 meeting of the Association of American State Geologists will be hosted by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at The Tahoe Ridge Resort from June 12-16, 2022.


The Association of American State Geologists (AASG)

The Association of American State Geologists (AASG) is an organization of the chief executives of the state geological surveys and Puerto Rico. The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology serves as the state geological survey for Nevada.

The responsibilities of the various state surveys differ from state to state, depending on the enabling legislation and the traditions under which the survey evolved. Almost all function as a basic information source for local, state, and federal agencies, mineral and energy industries, and basic and applied research.

The first state survey was established in 1823 in North Carolina. By 1840, there were at least 15 state surveys, most of which were charged with the discovery of mineral, energy, land, and water resources in their state or territory. The State Geologists began formal meetings with the U.S. Geological Survey in 1879, the year that organization was established. Since 1908, the Association has met regularly on an annual basis to discuss issues of common interest and to initiate united actions when warranted.

Expected weather and general conditions

  • The Tahoe Ridge Resort is at 7,400 ft in elevation, so please keep that in mind and don’t over exert if coming from sea level. 
  • Come prepared for nearly any kind of weather, but it’s likely to be mild and sunny at the resort. However, light snow can occur in mid-June so come prepared. Nights will be chilly, so bring sweaters and jackets.
  • Sunscreen, hats, and good walking shoes are a must. 
  • Considering the high elevation and low humidity, it will be important to stay hydrated. 

Average weather conditions for mid-June

  • Resort at 7,400 ft elevation: Average temps are 68/41F with an average of 2 days of rain in June.
  • Lake Tahoe at 6,200 ft is a few degrees warmer than the resort.
  • Reno area at 4,500 to 5,000 ft elevation: Average temps are 84/49F with one day of rain on average in June, but it can be hot (to mid-90s); note that some field trips are at lower elevations.  

Conference agenda

The conference is scheduled from June 12-16, 2022. Exciting field trips and activities are planned in conjunction with the annual meeting to explore the history and geology of the area. This meeting is open to AASG members and its associates, as well as various government and scientific agencies. A webpage with final registration and reservation information for the Tahoe Ridge Resort will be forthcoming soon.

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