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John C. Frye
Environmental Geology Award

In cooperation with the Association of American State Geologists (AASG), GSA makes an annual award for the best paper on environmental geology published either by GSA or by one of the state geological surveys. Please send nominations to GSA Grants, Awards, and Recognition, P.O. Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301-9140, USA. Learn more at

Criteria for Nomination

  1. The paper must be selected from GSA or state geological survey publications;
  2. It must have been published during the preceding three full calendar years; and
  3. The nomination must include a paragraph stating the pertinence of the paper.

Basis for Selection

Each paper will be judged on its uniqueness or significance as a model of its type of work along with its overall worthiness. It is preferred that the paper be directly applicable to informed laypersons (e.g., planners, engineers). In addition, nominated papers must

How to Nominate

Please submit:

Send to
Program Officer - Grants, Awards and Recognition
Geological Society of America
P.O. Box 9140
Boulder, CO 80301-9140

Deadline for award nominations: 31 March.