Casa Grande Water Foundation Tour
In mid-February, the Water Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Sacramento, CA, led a three-day tour exploring water and water-use challenges facing southern Arizona in the 21st century. Participants included more than 51 individuals representing state and federal agencies, industry, and not-for-profits groups. Read More

AEG Student Field trip – Impacts and Deposits of 2006 Debris-Flows in Sabino Canyon, Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona
It was a brisk Sunday morning at the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area Visitor Center when Ann Youberg addressed the University of Arizona's student chapter of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) on the nature of debris flows in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Read More

GeoDaze Field trip with the University of Arizona
AZGS’s Charles Ferguson joined forces with the University of Arizona Geosciences Dept. to lead this year’s GeoDaze field trip on April 2nd. Charles led UA students, faculty and guests to Mount Wrightson in the Santa Rita Mountains to examine volcanic deposits and discuss the structural geology of the Santa Ritas. Read More


Winner of the John C. Frye Memorial Award
Congratulations to Joseph P. Cook, Ann Youberg, and Philip A. Pearthree, Jill A. Onken, Bryan J. MacFarlane, David E. Haddad, Erica R. Bigio, and Andrew L. Kowler, for their work on Mapping of Holocene River Alluvium along the San Pedro River, Aravaipa Creek, and Babocomari River, Southeastern Arizona. Read More

AZGS On the Road Spring 2011: Conferences, Workshops, Exhibits and Field Trips
AZGS geoscientists traversed the country from Washington D.C. to San Diego, delivering presentations, attending conferences and workshops, and leading field trips. The following, arranged in chronologic order - from most recent to oldest, is a partial list of AZGS activities over the past several months. Read More
Arizona Geological Survey Continues to Grow
Over the past several years, we have successfully petitioned the National Science Foundation, US Geological Survey, and the US Department of Energy for funds to supplement our state budget. With those funds in hand, we are building the US Geoscience Information Network (GIN), collaborating with the Association of American Survey Geologists on the State Geothermal project, and mapping quadrangles north of Yuma, south of Tucson, and east of Prescott. Read More