AASG Foundation

The Foundation: The Association of American State Geologists (AASG) Foundation (AASGF) is a 501c3 non-profit whose Trustees are pleased to work with donors and sponsors of bequests.

The Community: AASGF supports the activities of AASG, thus supporting State Geologists and the community that leads state geological surveys.

Coordination: State Geologists work with the US Geological Survey, other federal agencies, and partners throughout the Nation, to ensure an efficient and effective response to the needs of society.

Data: State surveys play crucial roles in building the observations, measurements, and collections, such as drill hole data and geophysical surveys, that underpin geoscience and its applications.

Mapping: Geological mapping shows the regional geology that controls geoscience societal issues and interests, using advanced technology, and with escalating Congressional and Legislative support.

Water: State Geological Surveys help manage and protect water, to ensure that our drinking water is safe for our health, to ensure plentiful supply, to manage flooding and erosion, and to protect habitat.

Resources: State Geologists work to ensure that the people of this Nation will have the minerals and energy that we require, through identification, protection, management, and reuse.

Safety: State Geologists lead teams who play essential roles in protecting life and property from earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, landslides, and other geological hazards.

Design: All civil engineering such as foundations, roads, and bridges is underpinned by the geology that is documented regionally by state geological survey teams.

Research: State Geological Surveys provide a comprehensive fabric of knowledge that allows us all to better understand our planet and the history of its life

Teamwork: AASGF Trustees invite you to join us, and work with us, as we help State Geologists help the people of this Nation.


  • President - Todd Thompson, State Geologist of Indiana
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Nick Tew, State Geologist of Alabama
  • Trustee - Erin Campbell, State Geologist of Wyoming
  • Trustee - Karl Muessig, Retired State Geologist of New Jersey
  • Trustee - Tim Brittan, Friend of AASG


The AASG Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Tax ID No. 20-8939615.

To support us, a check made out to AASG Foundation may be sent to:

AASG Foundation Secretary/Treasurer Nick Tew, State Geologist of Alabama
P.O. Box 869999, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-6999; 205-247-3679;