AEG San Francisco Rock Mechanics Short Course!

What: Rock Mechanics Short Course – ” Introduction to Block Theory and Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA)

When: June 7, 2019

Presenter: Professor Yossef H. Hatzor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Details: 8 am – 4 pm on Friday, June 7, 2019 (see announcement HERE)

Location: Davis Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 94720

Cost:  $150 Professionals, $25 Students (lunch and refreshments included)

Registration: Please Register ONLINE by 12 pm, Thursday June 6, 2019.

Upcoming Job Opportunity with CGS!

The California Geological Survey, Sacramento Office, is recruiting for a Engineering Geologist. This position is responsible for performing Timber Harvest Plan (THP) reviews as well as other forest and watershed related geologic, slope stability, and erosion reviews, geologic assessments, geologic and geomorphic mapping, and fluvial geomorphic analysis. Additionally, the candidate must be able to work cooperatively with other government specialists and private individuals to achieve mutual resolution of common concerns; as well as be able to prepare concise, well-organized, and easily understood geologic reports and maps within a very short time frame (usually less than ten days). Apply at the link below!

Position: Engineering Geologist
Location:California Geological Survey, Sacramento Office
Final Filing Date: June 6, 2019

Job Description and Application:

For questions – contact Cheryl Hayhurst 916-327-2903,

Sacramento AEG May Meeting!

Please join us for our May 2019 Meeting!

The dinner meeting will be held on Tuesday May 21st at Aviators Restaurant (6151 Freeport Blvd Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822 (Map)) at 5:30PM. Plenty of parking is available at the restaurant.

Our speaker will be Mr. Adam Malsam from Maccaferri. Mr. Malsam will give a presentation titled “Falls, Flows, and Slides: Maccaferri’s Unique solutions to Geohazard Mitigation.”

Please see the event page for the meeting abstract and additional information:

Event Page & Registration

RSVP’s appreciated by the close of business on Monday, May 20. You can RSVP at using the link above or by emailing Chase White at

CalGeo Short Course on Slope/W Software

On May 22nd, CalGeo will be hosting a half day short course in Southern California (at the Embassy Suites in Glendale/Los Angeles) on Slope/W Software. A Northern California session will be offered on May 23rd at the Hyatt House in Pleasanton by the BART station.

Chris Kelln, from Geoslope International, will give a hands-on demonstration of the software.

This course will cover the new 2019 version, and will be great for beginners, new staff, as well as those already familiar with the program.

Each attendee will be provided with a 30-day license for the program so they can load the software and work through it during the course.


Wednesday May 22nd in Glendale or May 23rd in Pleasanton

7:00am – Hot breakfast & registration

7:30am – Course

12pm – conclusion (will most likely include lunch for attendees!)

Cost: $150 CalGeo Members, $225 Non-members. Parking will be covered by CalGeo.

Geoslope often runs 2 and 3-day software courses that cost over $1,000.This is a short and sweet course just on Slope/W and for a fraction of the cost!

Register Here (SoCal)>>

Register Here (NorCal)>>

Sacramento AEG Student Night!

Good Morning Sacramento AEG,

Please join us on Tuesday, April 23 at the Old Spaghetti Factory (1910 J Street, Sacramento) for our Annual Student Night! We will not have a speaker this month. Instead, we will be hosting a student poster session!


  • $10 to attend and connect with geology industry professionals
  • Be one of the first 8 students to sign-up to present a poster and receive $50
  • Be voted best poster and receive $100
  • Win raffle prizes just for talking to professionals
  • Apply for the H. Ray Taber Scholarship by April 12th at 5:00 pm (visit our website’s Student section for scholarship information and application)


  • Come meet the up and coming geology professionals
  • Be amazed and enlightened by student poster presentations
  • Donate raffle prizes to support the event
  • Win raffle prizes just for talking to students

We are also seeking meeting sponsors! Sponsorship will only cost $50 at this meeting. Your company’s logo will be displayed on a slide show throughout the meeting. Please contact Holly Nichols if you are interested or would like additional information. Professionals are also encouraged to donate raffle prizes to support the event.

You can RSVP HERE or email Chase White at   

Don’t forget to sign up for our blog and pay your 2019 dues!

Certified Hydrogeologist (CHG) occupational analysis survey

On March 4, 2019, the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists (the Board) initiated the occupational analysis survey that will be used to update the content of the Certified Hydrogeologist (CHG) license examination.  The Board needs a minimum of 200 CHGs to complete the survey in order to have sufficient data to update the examination.  The survey will take approximately 45 minutes to complete and must be completed by April 30, 2019.

Please note that you may have participated in another recent occupational analysis survey that the Board conducted for the California Specific Examination (CSE) used for the Professional Geologist license, or the CEG occupational survey used to update the Certified Engineering Geologist license exam.  Each licensing examination administered by the Board requires its own occupational analysis.  For those of you who completed our previous surveys for the CSE or CEG, we thank you. 

For those persons who hold the Certified Hydrogeologist title authority license, we also request that you also take the time to complete this most recent occupational analysis survey for the CHG examination as soon as possible.  The link to complete the survey is posted to the home page of our website ( under “New and Important Updates” with the date of March 4, 2019.

AEG February Meeting: 2018 Debris Flows, February 26 at Aviators

Please join us on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 for a talk by Jeremy Lancaster, CEG from the California Geological Survey! Mr. Lancaster will present a talk titled Post-Fire Debris Flows of 9 January 2018, Thomas Fire, Southern California: The California Geological Survey’s Efforts to Map Inundation, Depth, Velocity, Initiation Areas, Precipitation, and Damages and Costs

The talk will be on Tuesday, February 26 at Aviators Restaurant (6151 Freeport Blvd Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822 (Map) at 5:30PM.

Please see the event page for the meeting abstract and additional information:

Event Page & Registration

RSVP’s appreciated by the close of business on Monday, February 25. You can RSVP at using the link above or by emailing Chase White at