4-H Geology Program for Future Environmental Engineers and Geologists

June 14, 2019

SCS Engineers is proud of the level of community involvement that many of our professional and technical staff provide to municipal governments, professional associations and organizations, charitable organizations, scholarship programs, youth mentoring programs, and similar endeavors.

We appreciate the commitment and care that local organizations such as 4-H offer within our communities nationwide. SCS continues its support of publications used by the 4-H Geology program, for example, a STEM component of the 4-H program in Kansas. 4-H provides educational materials, field trips, and mentoring to over three hundred families with children participating in this unique program. SCSers always look forward to the feedback from kids and parents, especially our future geologists and hydrogeologists!

This year the special fossil publication went into its second printing. 4-H gives these to each new family enrolled in 4-H Geology to help them with fossil identification. The 4-H State Field Trip Guidebooks are also very popular.

Rock on 4-H!

To learn more about 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math visit their website




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Quaternary Geology of Calumet and Manitowoc Counties, Wisconsin Report for Land-Use Decisions and Groundwater Studies

February 25, 2019

The purpose of the Quaternary Geology of Calumet and Manitowoc Counties, Wisconsin report is to provide an interpretation of the distribution and history of glacial deposits and a map showing their distribution.

This report should be useful for planning and development agencies in making land-use decisions, and to the non-metallic mining industry to aid in locating potential sources of aggregate.

The stratigraphic framework presented provides a basis for future detailed groundwater studies in the area. Finally, we hope that naturalists and others interested in the geologic history of the land on which we live will enjoy reading this report.

The report is available for sharing and downloading from the Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey.

We hope you find it both interesting and valuable. For geological surveys and information in other states, please contact us.




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Congratulations to Phil Gearing – Selected as a 2017 SWANA Young Professional UP NORTH

March 14, 2017

SCS Engineers’ Phillip E. Gearing, PE is a winner of the SWANA 2017 Young Professional Award from the Wisconsin Badger Chapter. The Solid Waste Association of North America honors individuals like Phil who make a significant difference in the solid waste industry.

Phil Gearing, PE, SCS Engineers and recipient of the 2017 SWANA – Wisconsin Young Professional Award.

Phil represents the best of the young professionals working within Wisconsin’s solid waste industry. Clients, contractors, and team members appreciate Phil’s leadership and passion for doing the job right.

He is a dedicated father of three children and an avid fan of all things Wisconsin, namely Badger sports, Green Bay Packer football, and Brewer baseball. Wisconsin from head to toe! Phil was raised on a dairy farm in Jackson County near Merrillan and attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he earned his B.S. in Geological Engineering, Geology, and Geophysics.

Phil serves clients out of the SCS Engineers office in Madison, WI.


Read about Phil’s work and SWANA award here.


Congratulations! Thanks for your hard work and dedication Up North.








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