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Rocky Mountain Section

About the Rocky Mountain Section

The Rocky Mountain Section has been a thriving part of The Geological Society of America since 1948. Please explore the links at right and below to learn more about the benefits we offer our Section members.

2015–2016 Section Officers

Officers (3 Members)

Terms: Chair—1 year, Vice-Chair—1 year, Secretary—4 years


Erin Campbell-Stone
University of Wyoming
Dept. of Geology & Geophysics
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY, 82070, USA



Ranie M. Lynds
Wyoming State Geological Survey

PO Box 1347
Laramie, WY 82073, USA


Third year of
initial 4-year term 

Kevin H. Mahan
University of Colorado-Boulder.
Geological Sciences
Campus Box 399
2200 Colorado Ave.
Boulder, CO, 80309, USA


Management Board (5 Members)

Includes the section officers, the immediate past chair, and one voting member appointed by the chair.


Amy L. Ellwein
Rocky Mtn Biol Lab (RMBL)
3000 La Mancha Dr NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104-3011 , USA


Past Chair:

Kate Zeigler
Dept. of Natural Resources
New Mexico Highlands University
PO Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701, USA





GSA Councilor:

Neil Fishman, Claudia Mora


Student Advisory
Council Representative:

Kimberley Bell
Dept. of Geoscience
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N1N4

Includes: In the United States, that part of Arizona north of lat 35°N, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming; in Canada, the Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan; and in Mexico, the state of Chihuahua.

4,027 voting members of the Section as of 31 December 2014.


The Rocky Mountain Section thanks the GSA Foundation for their support of our Student Travel and Undergraduate Research Grants Programs.

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In the United States:

The states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and that part of Arizona north of 35 degrees North Latitude.

In Canada:

The provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

In Mexico:

The state of Chihuahua.