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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.

New! Geo-CVD Grant

RM Newsletter - Spring 2016 -

2016–2017 Section Officers

Officers (3 Members)

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


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



Janet Dewey
University of Wyoming
Dept. of Geology and Geophysics 3006
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82072



Ranie M. Lynds
Wyoming State Geological Survey

PO Box 1347
Laramie, WY 82073, USA


Fourth 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.

Past Chair:

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



Shannon Mahan
US Geological Survey
Denver Federal Center
PO Box 25046, MS 974
Denver, CO 80225-0046


GSA Councilors:

Neil Fishman, Claudia Mora


Student Advisory
Council Representative:

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

3,788 voting members of the Section as of 31 December 2015.

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.


Geosciences Congressional Visits Day Graduate Student Representative

The Rocky Mountain Section of GSA would like to support one of its members to participate in this fall's Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (GEO-CVD). This is an annual event sponsored by GSA in conjunction with other Earth science societies, to increase the visibility of and support for the geosciences in Congress. Participants in GEO-CVD have an opportunity to meet with members of their state’s congressional delegation and staff from congressional committees that have jurisdiction over geoscience issues. GSA makes it easy for you to go on a Congressional visit. GSA staff will create a schedule for you and arrange your training.


Additional information is available
from Kasey White, .

When: 13-14 September 2016, Geosciences Congressional Visits Day
Travel support: Up to $1500 is available from the section in travel and lodging support for the student during their stay in Washington, D.C.

To apply:
Please email a brief statement (in body of email) describing why you would like to represent the Rocky Mountain section for this opportunity, and attach a brief CV (2 page maximum), including institution and advisor contact info, to Kate Zeigler, , by 8 July. Notification of decisions will be made by 22 July.

Travel and Research Grants

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.