Approval of The California Section

The California Section was approved on January 24, 1950, by the ASRM. The first Council meeting was held February 10, 1950, and the first regular meeting, attended by 50 people, occurred in Berkeley, March 31.  A. E. Weislander and R. E. Storie discussing the soil-vegetation survey program. The first field meeting was in Humboldt County on May 27, followed by the second in El Dorado County on August 12. The first annual fall meeting of the new California Section was held December 2, 1950, at UC Berkeley followed by a dinner-dance in Orinda. Membership had grown to 128. The need for a Section newsletter was discussed by the Council in December of 1952.