Job Announcements from BLM

A message from BLM:
We are pleased to announce new, exciting positions available at BLM – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.   It is our hope that qualified, career oriented individuals at your organization or other professionals known to you will actively consider this position and apply accordingly.  Efforts on your part to disseminate this information are greatly appreciated.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Interdisciplinary (Civil Engineer/Forester);
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0176;
Location(s) of position:  Tillamook, OR, US;
Salary:  $48,968 – $77,019;
Applications will be accepted until:  08/25/2016, TODAY!
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Supervisory Forester;
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0166;
Location(s) of position:  Medford, OR, US;
Salary:  $71,012 – $92,316;
Applications will be accepted until:  08/26/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Park Ranger-CTAP/ICTAP ONLY;
Announcement Number:  OR-C/ICTAP-2016-0040;
Location(s) of position:  Baker City, OR, US;
Salary:  $28,553 – $37,121;
Applications will be accepted until:  08/29/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Free Page-Size Printable Topo Maps: New from National Geographic

“National Geographic has built an easy to use web interface that allows anyone to quickly find any quad in the country for downloading and printing. Each quad has been pre-processed to print on a standard home, letter size printer. These are the same quads that were printed by USGS for decades on giant bus-sized presses but are now available in multi-page PDFs that can be printed just about anywhere.”

“They are pre-packaged using the standard 7.5 minute, 1:24,000 base but with some twists:
Page 1 is an overview map showing the Quad in context
Pages 2 through 5 are the standard USGS Quads cut in quarters to fit on standard printers

Hillshading has been added to each page of the PDF to help visualize the topography.”

NBMG also sells full-size color topo maps—at our Reno office or on our shopping cart:
USGS Topo Maps
Interactive Topographic Map Index

AAPG Joint Section Meeting, Las Vegas, October 2–5

American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Pacific and Rocky Mountain Sections Joint Meeting
When: October 2–5, 2016
Where: Paris Las Vegas Hotel

“Join us in Vegas for everything petroleum from Jackpot Sessions, Field Trips, Short Courses, Guest Events, a GIS Map Gallery, and so much more.”

Register now for the Las Vegas Joint Meeting here:

NPGS Monthly Dinner Meeting—September 1—RSVP by August 30

NPGS logo
Nevada Petroleum & Geothermal Society, Monthly Dinner Meeting
When: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Where: Ramada Reno Hotel
1000 East 6th Street, Reno, NV 89512

Cocktail Reception 6:30, Skyline Bar, 14th Floor
Sponsored by Sinclair Well Products
Dinner Served at 7:00 PM
NPGS Members $20, Non-Members $23, Students $10

Speaker:  Rod Prosceno, Petroleum Engineer and Managing Member for Grant Canyon Oil & Gas, LLC
Topic: Nevada – EOR Projects – Grant Canyon and Blackburn Fields

Abstract: Enhanced Oil Recovery projects have been initiated in two separate Nevada producing oil fields in 2006-2008 and currently continue.  The Grant Canyon and Blackburn fields have commenced High Pressure Air Injection (HPAI) for reservoir management of Gravity Stable Immiscible Drainage (GSID).  The process involves a longer and slower steady growth of liberated oil which can be harvested by optimizing well completions.  The HPAI creates primarily an immiscible gas which gently restores reservoir pressure as incremental oil drains to producers which would not be recovered under primary conventional operations. Both projects target Devonian age reservoirs with bottom water drive systems.  A summary of contrasting implementation and challenges for each field will be reviewed along with a geologic overview on massive carbonates.

Eugene Wadleigh has over 30 years of experience in gas injection and water management systems in oil and gas fields.  He has worked on and been an advisor on some of the largest gas processing fields in both the United States and worldwide.

Rod Prosceno has 25 years of experience in oil and gas operations and water management processes.  He has worked on varying types of reservoirs worldwide and employed various techniques of operational management.

Please RSVP for the Dinner Meeting by Tuesday August 30RSVP Here.

If you find that you cannot attend, please email Vicki Ehni at or call at 775-720-6387.
NPGS will be charged for all no shows. Thank you for your consideration.

Lecture by Rick Martin, Thursday August 25, TONIGHT! Gold Dredges: The Land Leviathans

What: Gold Dredges: The Land Leviathans, by Rick Martin (Frances Humphrey Lecture Series)
When: Thursday August 25, 2016 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Where: Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV

“An in-depth presentation of the origin, operations and economics of giant land based gold dredges from the turn of the 20th century to their decline mid-century, and limited operations in the 1980-1990s. Photographs, early films, and personal experiences will offer unique insight into these massive mechanical marvels and the men who built and operated them. Rick Martin is the Senior Health and Safety consultant at the Tesla Gigafactory construction site, and his 40 + year career includes Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Emergency Medical Services, and Mining Safety Management. He is working on three books for publication, on the history of the Carson River mills, on early logging and deforestation of the Sierras, and on the history of giant gold dredges of the 19th century.”

Admission: $8.00 for adults; free for museum members and ages 17 and under.

For more information, please contact: Bob Nylen: or 775-687-4810, ext. 245.

Passing of Dr. M. Lee Allison


A message from NBMG Director and State Geologist:


It is with incredible sorrow to convey the terrible news of the passing of Lee Allison, the state geologist of Arizona. Lee was a good friend to many of us and a good friend to NBMG. He had a passion and boundless energy that inspired many, including myself. His passing is an incredible loss to the Arizona Geological Survey, the state of Arizona, and the entire scientific community. His countless contributions will live on for many years, as he leaves a lasting legacy of selfless dedication to the community of state geological surveys and beyond. He will be missed.



James E. Faulds, Ph.D. (Jim)
Director/State Geologist/Professor
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557


Arizona Geological Survey

Dr. M. Lee Allison (1948–2016)

Dr. M. Lee Allison

New Online Resource for Geologic Maps in Nevada


The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology has launched a new online resource for geologic maps that fall within Nevada: a searchable, interactive web map. This tool includes all geologic maps published by NBMG as well as numerous other Nevada maps published by other organizations such as the U.S. Geological Survey.

In addition to zooming in and out, panning around the map, and turning layers on and off, users can search by a variety of publication options including number, type, title, author, year, scale, county, and publisher. The search results are highlighted in the map view and are presented in a list that a user can scroll through and click for more information or link to the online resource for download.

This web map was compiled and designed by NBMG GIS team (Jennifer Vlcan, Katie Ryan, Rachel Micander, and Irene Seelye as well as past team members Selena Large and Matthew Richardson) and initiated from data included in NBMG Open-File Reports 2002-01 (Hess and Dennis) and 1997-02 (Klimowicz, Johnson, and Hess). This new resource supersedes NBMG Open-File Reports 2002-01 and 1997-02. Maps will be added to this web map on an ongoing basis.

The web map is available from the Maps & Data page on the NBMG website. The direct link to the application is The web map can be used on desktop and mobile devices and is cross platform (works with Apple, Windows, and Android). By default, only NBMG geologic maps are displayed, but users can turn on the “USGS and other organizations” layer to see additional maps.

We are interested in your experience using this new web map and want to continually improve and update this map. Please send feedback to