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.
Further information on COGNA is available at http://www.cogna50usa.org/
April 14, 2020
Due to the global pandemic COVID-19 virus, we are cancelling our May 6, 2020 meeting. We will reschedule the meeting when it is once again safe to come together. Until then, please stay safe and alone.
The U.S. Board of Geographic Names approved five name changes and one new name in California.
|New Name||Old Name||Feature Type||County||Latitude||Longitude||USGS Topo Map|
|Wintu Bay||Digger Bay||Bay||Shasta||40.7257052||-122.3902876||Shasta Dam|
|Wintu Creek||Digger Creek||Stream||Shasta||40.7254275||-122.3855651||Shasta Dam, City of Shasta Lake|
|Pruett Lake||Pruitt Lake||Lake||Tuolumne||38.1122842||-119.7619067||Kibbie Lake|
|Hungalelti Ridge||Squaw Ridge||Ridge||Amador, Alpine||38.63699||-120.05624||Caples Lake, Mokulumne Peak, Bear River Reservoir|
|Moody Creek||Stream||Santa Clara||37.35325||-122.15439||Mindego Hill|