Cooperative (snow surveys)

TitleCooperative (snow surveys)
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1933
AuthorsBowie, E. H.
Conference Name1st Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 1st Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedFebruary 1933
PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin
Conference LocationReno, Nevada
KeywordsSnow surveys-cooperative program

The cooperative procedures which were carried out by the State of California, with Federal, State, City and Private agencies and companies to create the California Cooperative Snow Surveys is outlined. It is stated that the U.S. Weather Bureau had been the first suggested to conduct the work, but it was decided that the project was more in the nature of one to be carried on by engineers; that the Bureau felt they would be more effective as a cooperator than an operator of such an undertaking. Mr. Alexander McQueen, supervisor of the USFS at Elko, Nevada, commented on the effectiveness of the Snow Surveys in the Humboldt Basin, and that his Rangers were enthusiastic about the work. Mr. C.L. Forsling, Director of the Intermountain Forest & Range Exp. Station at Ogden, Utah, commented relative to their cooperation in the snow survey program in Utah. Several members of the Nevada State legislature commented on the hopeful cooperation of that body towards financial help through State funds to the University and the Experiment Station for agriculture at Reno, Nevada.