Williams GeoAdventures Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) Northern California San Andreas Fault Field Trip 2020

The new Williams GeoAdventures Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) will host a week-long geology field trip on the Northern California San Andreas Fault from San Francisco to Mendocino from September 10-17, 2020 . Click the link below to check out the Williams GeoAdventures Association for more information and and look out for additional trips that are coming up or will be posted soon!


CGS Engineering Geologist Vacancy: Regional Geologic and Landslides Mapping Program

The California Geological Survey (CGS) is looking for an engineering geologist to join the Regional Geologic and Landslides Mapping Program in Sacramento. The duties for this position range from geologic and landslide mapping, post-wildfire debris flow monitoring, investigation and response, alluvial fan mapping and hazard/risk delineation, to geologic hazards review for schools and hospitals. Applications are due November 8, 2019. Additional information regarding the position may be found here:


Engineering Geologist  [HRO-161/JC-168552]                                  

Final Filing Date:  November 8, 2019

California Geological Survey

Regional Geologic and Landslides Mapping Program, Sacramento

AEG October Meeting Tonight!

Please join us this evening (Tuesday, October 22, 2019) at Aviator’s Restaurant. We will be hosting Ron Skaggs from Condor Earth, who will be giving a presentation titled “Design and Construction of Two Mile Bar Tunnel for Oakdale Irrigation District“. Register Now!


This presentation will discuss the planning, design, and construction management aspects of the recently completed Two Mile Bar Tunnel, a 6000-ft long water conveyance tunnel in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Tuolumne and Stanislaus counties.  Geotechnical aspects of tunnel design and construction will be covered, including site geology, geotechnical baseline conditions, construction management of changed ground conditions, and design changes due to encountered ground conditions.  

Speaker Bio:

Ron Skaggs is Principal Engineer and Vice President of Engineering of Condor Earth, an employee-owned geotechnical and environmental consulting firm with offices in Sonora, Stockton, and Rancho Cordova, California. Mr. Skaggs obtained a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from California State University, Fresno, and a Master of Engineering from University of California, Davis. Mr. Skaggs is a licensed Civil Engineer in California and Nevada, Geotechnical Engineer in California, and a licensed Hazardous Waste Contractor in California.

Sacramento AEG, EERI, and ASCE-GI Joint Short Course!

WHEN: October 21, 2019 (9am – 5pm)

WHERE: Citizen Hotel, 926 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814


Chase White, PE, GE, PG, CEG (California Geological Survey)
Jennifer Thornburg, PG, CEG, CHg (California Geological Survey)
Dr. Zia Zafir, PE, GE (Kleinfelder)
Structural Engineer (OSHPD)

AEG, EERI, and ASCE-GI are providing a short course on the updates to the 2019 California Building Code. The focus of the event will be on practicing geoscience professionals including geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, and related fields. Instructors from California Geological Survey (CGS), Division of the State Architect (DSA), and Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), and Dr. Zia Zafir PE, GE will provide an overview and detailed instruction.

REGISTRATION: Full Day ($125), Half Day ($50), Student ($15)