CALIFORNIA ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES
The purpose of California Advisory Committee on Geographic Names
(CACGN) is to provide recommendations to the U.S. Board on Geographic
Names regarding California
names for official use in federal publications. The California Natural
Resources Agency, with one voting member each from its Departments of
Conservation, Fish and Game, Forestry and Fire Protection, Parks and
Recreation, and Water Resources, is the CACGN executive sponsor. The USDI
Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Geological Survey, and the USDA Forest
Service are represented as CACGN advisory members.
COUNCIL OF GEOGRAPHIC NAMES AUTHORITIES
The Council of Geographic Names Authorities in the United States
(COGNA) is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes national
standardization of names of geographic features within governmental
jurisdictions. This goal is sought through cooperation among federal and
state agencies that have responsibilities for naming geographic features
and cultural entities as mandated by the United States Board on
Geographic Names. Our State's membership in COGNA is sponsored by the
California Resources Agency.
The Texas Geographic Names Committee (TGNC) and the Council of
Geographic Names Authorities (COGNA) cordially invite you to Austin,
Texas. The COGNA conference-workshop will be held on April 29-May
3, 2014 at the Holiday Inn on Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake).
Further information on COGNA is available at http://www.cogna50usa.org/
Note: Registration will start February 3. I
will send information near the end of January.
This site was last updated on January 8, 2014