About RMAG

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Who We Are

The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists is a nonprofit organization whose purposes are to promote interest in geology and allied sciences and their practical application, to foster scientific research and to encourage fellowship and cooperation among its members.

The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists is one of the largest associations of geologists in the United States. The RMAG is composed of earth scientists from industry, government, and academia encompassing a wide spectrum of backgrounds. All share a common interest in the geology of our Rocky Mountain area. Founded in 1922, the RMAG is one of the most active AAPG affiliates in the country.

The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists supports professional exchange and education through sponsorship of events, publications, training, and seminars. RMAG publishes a monthly newsletter, The Outcrop, a quarterly scientific journal, The Mountain Geologist, and regular guidebooks on a variety of subjects.


 

Our Mission

The mission of RMAG is articulated in its bylaws:

  • To promote interest in geology and allied sciences and their practical applications,
  • To foster scientific research,
  • To encourage fellowship and cooperation among its members,
  • To disseminate geologic information

 Diverse Constituency

Although RMAG is a membership-based organization, it is recognized that it has a diverse constituency with three major categories:

  • Members
  • Employers / supporters
  • General Public – 501 (c)(3)

Members are primarily geoscientists from industries, academia, state and federal governments, and students. The RMAG events, publications, and other contributions are financially supported and used by industries / academia / government / employers. RMAG also is a public source of geologic information and has an obligation to the general public by virtue of its corporate structure and non-profit status.


 Vision

RMAG is the oldest and largest geological society in the Rocky Mountain region. As the organization approaches its centennial anniversary in 2022, the vision of its leadership is to be:

The place for Rockies Geoscience.

 

As an organization we consistently demonstrate dedication to five core values:

  • Ethics, integrity, professionalism
  • Fellowship, sense of community
  • Geoscience excellence
  • Volunteerism
  • Education

During the planning process the leadership groups recognized three primary categories of strategic issues, or opportunities, for improvement. Its strategies and goals for the five-year term were derived from those issues.