Congratulations to Our 2017 Intern Scholars

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2017 AHS intern scholarships! This is one of our flagship programs. Each intern gets the opportunity to work for several organizations — typically a combination of agencies, consulting firms, municipalities, and/or mining companies — where they conduct fieldwork and data analyses that are typical of an entry-level hydrology-related position. Each award… MORE…

Upcoming Talk at NAU on Western Post-Fire Sedimentation

Predicting Future, Post-fire Erosion & Sedimentation with Watershed Models in the Western USA When: Wednesday February 22, 4:00 PM Where: NAU School of Forestry, Room 017 Speaker: Dr. Joel Sankey, USGS Abstract The area burned by wildfires has increased in recent decades and is expected to increase in the future for many watersheds worldwide due to climate change. Fire affects soils… MORE…

Recap of Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecture in Flagstaff

—Don Bills, Flagstaff Chapter President On Thursday January, 26, the Flagstaff Chapter co-hosted the Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer (Hydrogeology Division, GSA). The Speaker was Dr. Ed Harvey, new Director of the Water Resources Division for the National Park Service. Dr. Harvey provided an excellent overview of some of the challenges and opportunities of doing science in the parks, water science in… MORE…

Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecture at NAU on January 26

Flagstaff Earth Sciences Seminar Series,  Co-sponsored by AHS When: Thursday, January 26, 4:00 p.m. Where: NAU – Physical Sciences Bldg (19) – Room 103 Speaker: Dr. Ed Harvey, 2017 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer, Hydrogeology Division, Geological Society of America, National Park Service A reception will follow the talk. Water Resource Stewardship in the U.S. National Park Service On August 25, 1916, President… MORE…

Save the Date: 2017 Birdsall-Dreiss Lecture in Flagstaff

Mark your calendars for January 26. Ed Harvey, the 2017 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer, will be presenting his talk, “Water Resource Management in the U.S. National Park Service,” at 4:00 p.m. in Building 19, room 103 at NAU. Ed Harvey is supervisory hydrologist and chief of the U.S National Park Service (NPS) Water Resources Division (WRD) in Fort Collins, Colorado. He received his… MORE…

Study Abroad — NAU in Bosnia!

May 27 — June 14, 2017 | Earn NAU credits for GLG499, 3 credit hours Characterization & Engineering of Karst Aquifers Nearly 25 percent of the Earth’s surface consists of rocks that are susceptible to dissolving to create sinkholes and other erosional features. The type of terrain where these erosional features form is called “karst.” The science and engineering of karst was… MORE…

A Sneak Peak at 2017 Activities from the Flagstaff Chapter

2017 Symposium Planning The Flagstaff Chapter has already formed a planning committee for the 2017 Symposium and started assigning people to tasks. They also have a venue, the High Country Conference Center (next to the NAU campus), and dates: September 6–9. Not surprisingly, Symposium planning will dominate Chapter activities for the next 11 months. The committee is developing a theme and… MORE…

Recap from Our 2016 Charles Avery Intern Scholar, Mariah Tanay Ashley

Mariah is a member of the Navajo Nation from Chichiltah, New Mexico. She graduated high school in 2010 from Santa Rita in Tucson, Arizona. She attended Diné (Di-neh) College in Tsaile, Arizona, and received an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in environmental science in 2013. She then transferred to NAU and graduated with a B.S. in environmental science and geology… MORE…