Professional Associations

  • The Rocky Mountain Section of the AAPG represents AAPG members residing in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico (with the exception of the southeastern corner), Nevada, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

    The RMS works with its 11 affiliated societies to hold an annual meeting which is held every year in various locations throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Topics addressed include current hydrocarbon exploration and production, unconventional resources, advances in structural geology and stratigraphy, resource opportunities in a geologic context, advances in geophysics and rock mechanics, and related government and policy issues.

  • The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) was founded in 1963, and is the only national organization representing and promoting the political, ethical, and professional interests of geologists. AIPG currently has more than 5,000 members, and is organized into Regional Sections. AIPG remains dedicated to communicating to the public and to it's representatives the importance to society of the profession of geology. The Institute promotes ethical conduct and seeks to protect the public and the geological sciences from unprofessional practice. The Institute adheres to the principles of professional responsibility and public service and is the only international organization that certifies the competence and ethical conduct of geological scientists in all branches of the science with members employed in industry, government, and academia.

  • The Institute on Lake Superior Geology is a non-profit professional society with the objectives of providing a forum for exchange of geological ideas and scientific data and promoting better understanding of the geology of the Lake Superior region. The major activity of the Institute is an Annual Meeting with geological field trips and technical presentations.