At the Foot of the Geologically Diverse Front Range

Boulder, Colo., USA: The Geological Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce the upcoming 2023 GSA Rocky Mountain Section Meeting to be held from 23–25 May in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. This highly anticipated event will provide a dynamic platform for scientists, researchers, industry professionals, and students to exchange ideas, present research findings, and foster collaborations. The meeting will feature a wide range of engaging sessions, a plenary lecture on climate intervention, scientific field trips, informative short courses, and impactful mentoring programs for students

The comprehensive technical program will explore key issues linking geoscience to the Rocky Mountain region, including:

- Geologic and Geohazard Mapping
- Geoscience, Hydrology, and Water Management of Our Public Lands
- The Effects of Yellowstone Volcanism on the North American West, as well as the Geohydrobiology of the Yellowstone Hydrothermal System
- Integrated Science Approaches to Addressing Complex Earth Science Challenges
- Past and Present Glaciation of Western North America
- Tectonism and Magmatism in the Rio Grande Rift

Attendees can look forward to a meeting luncheon and a Distinguished Plenary Lecture: Climate Intervention (Geoengineering) to Cool a Warming Planet: Can Science Fix Climate Change? Is It Ethical? featuring James W. Hurrell—Professor and Scott Presidential Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado State University on Wednesday, 24 May.

The 2023 GSA Rocky Mountain Section Meeting site is near the foothills of the geologically diverse Front Range and offers spectacular opportunities for field trips. Meeting-related trips will examine Late Paleozoic stratigraphy, Laramide folds, and the Rocky Mountain Erosion Surface. Trips will also visit the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for a behind-the-scenes tour, explore Proterozoic tectonics and structural geology of the Front Range near Fort Collins, and examine the Cenozoic geology and geomorphology of the Laramie Mountains, Wyoming.

Interested media are invited to receive complimentary registration. Contact William Cox at to attend. More information can be found on the meeting home page.

The Geological Society of America (GSA) unites a diverse community of geoscientists in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet (and beyond) and share scientific findings. Members and friends around the world, from academia, government, and industry, participate in GSA meetings, publications, and programs at all career levels, to foster professional excellence. GSA values and supports inclusion through cooperative research, public dialogue on earth issues, science education, and the application of geoscience in the service of humankind.


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For Immediate Release
16 May 2023
GSA Release No. 23-22

Justin Samuel