The Award is given each year to a nominated environmental geology publication published in the current year or one of the three preceding calendar years either by GSA or by a state geological survey. A shared $1000 prize and a certificate to each author is presented at the AASG Mid-Year meeting, held Tuesday morning at the GSA annual meeting.
Nominations should identify a geologically based environmental issue, provide sound and substantive information pertinent to the problem, relate geology to the issue, and present information directly usable by geologists, other professionals such as land-use planners and engineers, and ideally also by informed laypersons.
To nominate a publication, please submit a letter describing its importance, with up to three letters from users of the publication, by March 31, along with three copies of the publication, or a digital link, if available, to:
Program Officer - Grants, Awards, and Recognition, Geological Society of America, PO Box 9140, Boulder, CO, 80301-9140, (303) 357-1028, firstname.lastname@example.org
A joint AASG-GSA committee will evaluate the nominated publications, make a selection in April, and the winner will be announced in GSA Today. Nominations are carried over for as long as the publication is eligible.
2019 Delaware Sea-Level Rise Technical Committee, Recommendations of Sea-Level Rise Planning Scenarios for Delaware, Technical Report, 117 p.
2018 Geological CO2 Sequestration Atlas of Miocene Strata, Offshore Texas State Waters
2017 The West Salt Creek Landslide: A Catastrophic Rockslide and Rock/Debris Avalanche in Mesa County, Colorado, 2015, by Jonathan L. White, Matthew L. Morgan, and Karen A. Berry, Colorado Geological Survey Bulletin 55, 57 p.
2016 Peggy S. Johnson, Dan J. Koning, Stacy S. Timmons, and Brigitte Felix, 2016, Geology and Hydrology of Groundwater-fed Springs and Wetlands at La Cienega, Santa Fe County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Bulletin 161, 92p.
2015 Investigation of Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures in Cedar Valley, Iron County, Utah, Special Study 150, Utah Geological Survey, 2014, Tyler Knudsen, Paul Inkenbrandt, William Lund, Mike Lowe, and Steve Bowman, authors
2014 The Groundwater Atlas of Nebraska; Resource Atlas No. 4b/2013; Third (revised) edition; by Jesse T. Korus, Leslie M. Howard, Aaron R. Young, Dana P. Divine, Mark E. Burbach, J. Michael Jess, and Douglas R. Hallum with contributions from R.F. Diffendal, Jr
2013 Elizabeth Meredith, John Wheaton, and Shawn Kuzara, 2012, Coalbed Methane Basics: Ten years of lessons from the Powder River Basin, Montana, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Information Pamphlet 6
2012 John T. Neubert, Jeffrey P. Kurtz, Dana J. Bove, and Matthew A. Sares, 2011, Natural Acid Rock Drainage Associated with Hydrothermally Altered Terrane in Colorado, Colorado Geological Survey Bulletin 54
2011 J. Cook, A. Youberg, P. Pearthree, J. Onken, B. MacFarlane, D. Haddad, E. Bigio, and A. Kowler, 2009, Mapping of Holocene River Alluvium along the San Pedro River, Southeastern Arizona, Arizona Geological Survey
2010 William R. Lund, Tyler R. Knudsen, Garrett S. Vice, and Lucas M. Shaw - Geologic hazards and adverse construction conditions, St. George-Hurricane Metropolitan Area, Washington County, Utah; Utah Geological Survey Special Study 127
2009 Jonathan L. White and Celia Greenman
2008 Daniel I. Carey
2007 David K. Brezinski
2006 Ralf Topper, Karen L. Spray, William H. Bellis, Judith L. Hamilton, and Peter E. Barkmann
2005 Carol L. Ruthven, John D. Kiefer, Stephen F. Greb, and William M. Andrews, Jr.
2004 Raymond C. Harris and Philip A. Pearthree
2003 Ron Churchill, Chris Higgins, and Bob Hill,
2002 Peggy S. Johnson,
2001 Julie A. LeFever, John P. Bluemle, Ryan P. Waldkirch
2000 Helen L. Delano and Peter J. Wilshusen
1999 Ed Lane and Frank Rupert
1998 David C. Noe, Candace L. Jochim, William P. Rogers
1997 Micheal J. Chrzastowski, Myra M. Killey, Robert A. Bauer, Paul B. DelMontelle, Anne L. Erdmann, Beverly L. Herzog, John M. Masters, and Lisa R. Smith,
1996 Steven Slaff
1995 Mike Lowe, Bill D. Black, Kimm M. Harty, Jeffrey R. Keaton, William E. Mulvey, E. Fred Pashley, Jr., and Scott R. Williams,
1994 Ronald W. Hoenstine and Ed Lane
1993 Robert F. Walters
1992 Edwin J. Hartke and Henry H. Gray
1991 Richard C. Berg, H. Allen Wehnnann, and John M. Shafer
1990 Linda L. Noson, Anthony Qamar, and Gerald W. Thorsen