What is CCGO? 

The California Council of Geoscience Organizations (CCGO) was formed in 1997 to advocate the use of sound geologic knowledge and practice by proposing, reviewing, and monitoring statutes, regulations, and public policies. Our Mission and Goals reflect our beliefs.

Who are the Members of CCGO?

CCGO is made up of organizations and businesses whose primary focus is in the geosciences, who draw a significant percentage of their membership from California, and who have a direct involvement in California geosciences. Members are actively engaged in serving the interests of the public in matters relating to the geosciences.

Important Links for Geoscientists
(Compiled by Robert Campbell and James Jacobs)

California Board for Professional Engineers, Landsurveyors and Geologists:  http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/

California Geological Survey:  http://www.conservation.ca.gov/CGS/Pages/Index.aspx

California Code of Regulations: http://government.westlaw.com/linkedslice/default.asp?Action=TOC&RS=GVT1.0&VR=2.0&SP=CCR-1000

California Geologic Maps:  http://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/information/geologic_mapping/Pages/index.aspx

California Stormwater Association: http://www.casqa.org/

California Stormwater Program: http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/stormwater/

California State Water Boards: http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/

California Department of Toxic Substances Control: http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/

California EPA: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/

Federal Code of Regulations:  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?collectionCode=CFR

USGS:  http://www.usgs.gov/


American Institute of Professional Geologists: http://www.aipg.org/  

Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists:  http://www.aegweb.org/

Association of Women Geoscientists:   http://www.awg.org/ 

California Groundwater Association: http://www.groundh2o.org/index.html 

Certified Professional in Erosion Sediment Control: http://www.cpesc.net

Geological Society of America: http://www.geosociety.org/

Groundwater Resources Association of California: http://www.grac.org/

Pacific Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists: https://www.psaapg.org/

California Environmental Databases: 

EnviroStor: http://www.envirostor.dtsc.ca.gov/public/ 

Geotracker: http://geotracker.waterboards.ca.gov/


Painted Dunes, Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA.  Photo by John Karachewski.

​​California Council of Geoscience Organizations - Since 1997


Track existing and proposed legislation, regulations, governmental relations, professional practice, and public outreach. Provide information and recommendations to lawmakers, regulatory agencies, and the public regarding the application of sound geologic principles in the arena of economic, environmental, and human impact issues.




To advocate the use of sound geologic knowledge and practice by proposing, reviewing, and monitoring statutes, regulations, and public policies



The Council will be a leader of recognized integrity in advancing programs and legislation that take into consideration California’s diverse geologic conditions,advocating knowledgeable use of resources, and working to reduce the impact of geologic hazards.