Geologist honored for Crater Lake work
Herald and News
Klamath Falls, Oregon
August 19, 2003
By LEE JUILLERAT
A geological tour of Crater Lake National Park's Rim Drive area
will be given Saturday by Dr. Charles "Charlie" Bacon, a
volcanic geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
The tour is scheduled to leave from the Crater Lake Lodge area
about 10 a.m. and will be oriented to the general public.
Organizers emphasize it will be flexible so that participants
can, if necessary, leave at any point.
At 3 p.m., Bacon will receive the Centennial Award for
Excellence in Scientific Research at Crater Lake from the Crater
Lake Institute's board of directors at Mather Point near the
Crater Lake Lodge.
Bacon, who is based at the USGS office in Menlo Park, Calif.,
has conducted detailed geological field studies at Crater Lake
National Park for the past 25 years. He published the first
results outlining significant details of the climatic eruptions
that ultimately created the caldera where Crater Lake now
Bacon joined the USGS as a research geologist following graduate
studies at the University of California at Berkeley and is
currently a member of the Volcano Hazards Team.
He has also conducted field work on volcanoes along the Alaska
Peninsula and other areas. Results from his work at Crater Lake
and other projects have appeared in many scientific
A private non-profit institute, the Crater Lake Institute is
dedicated to supporting educational and research projects at
Crater Lake National Park to increase public awareness of the
park's unique natural and cultural history.
Crater Lake Institution director Ron Mastroguiseppe can be
contacted by calling (208) 301-2545, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by mail at CLI, P.O. Box 2, Crater Lake National Park, OR