AASG standing committees maintain awareness and analysis of key topics; each year, a given committee may or may not be active, as priorities fluctuate, and as special projects arise; the Chair or Co-Chairs recruit committee members as needed


The Committee: seeks to optimize the state geological survey role in this topic; monitors policy developments; works with Congressional members and staff; supports development of AASG Congressional Testimony as required; monitors and provides input into Federal legislation and regulations; ensures that AASG is represented on related federal advisory committees; monitors and advocates for the federal role, including external grants; facilitates collaboration with federal agencies; collaborates with partners organizations such as NGOs; assists in development and implementation of AASG positions and initiatives; shares pertinent information with the AASG community; updates the AASG Position Statement; helps with AASG annual meeting program planning when asked; and reports to the annual meeting


Plays an active role on behalf of state geological surveys in accelerating and optimizing new topographic and geologic mapping

Current Committee Members
Harvey Thorleifson, Chair
Jay Parrish, Former Participant
Past Committee Members
Jay Parrish, Chair ( to )
Donald McKay, Chair ( to )