United States Permafrost Association

President
Cathy Wilson
President Elect
John Thornley
Past President
John Zarling
Secretary
Susan Wilson
Treasurer
Peppi Croft
Board Members
Torsten Mayrberger
Jessica Ernakovich
Michelle Walvoord
Anna Wagner
PYRN Representative:
Helena Bergstedt
IPA Executive Committee
Frederick "Fritz" Nelson
IPA Representative
Kevin Schaefer
Ed Yarmak

US Permafrost Association
PO Box 750141
Fairbanks, AK
99775-0141


Frozen Ground
Frozen Ground 2020




U.S. Permafrost Colleagues and Organizations

There are growing interests in scientific and engineering questions related to permafrost and the Polar Regions. These heightened interests reflect observed and potential responses of permafrost terrains and structures to global warming and increasing development. The U.S. Permafrost Association represents the U.S in the 25-nation International Permafrost Association (IPA). The USPA is a voluntary and not-for-profit organization incorporated in Alaska. Our Association provides a number of benefits and services to the academic and professional communities and the public:

  • Educational grants to students and young career professionals including travel to national and international conferences
  • One-stop access to current and historical national and international literature (Permafrost Monthly Alert)
  • Current permafrost-related news and events on the USPA web and Facebook sites
  • Easy downloadable access to proceedings of past permafrost conferences, USPA Annual Reports, and IPA Frozen Ground reports
See our NEW 2020 Membership Update

All our activities are voluntary and rely on membership dues, donations and sponsors. Currently, our annual membership fees are $10 for Student, $30 for Regular membership, and range from $100 to $1,000 for Corporate and Institutional members. For those individuals who want to provide greater support for our programs, we also have a Sustaining Membership at $250 a year and a Lifetime Membership at $1,000. Corporate/Institutional memberships and Sponsors receive special recognition in all USPA materials and on our web site. Please join us this year and be part of our growing membership and sponsorship.

Key Benefits by Membership Type
  Individual Membership Corporate/Institutional Levels
Benefits
Regular
$30
Student
$10
Sustaining
$250
Lifetime
$1000
Ice Vein
$100
Ice Wedge
$300
Massive Ice
$1000
Voting privileges
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Ready access to current and historical publications and literature: USPA Annual Reports, IPA Frozen Ground, PMA
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Website listing
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Please purchase your membership Online, or by downloading and mailing in our membership form.

Purchase Individual/Student Membership: Online / Mail-In
Purchase Corporate/Institutional Membership: Online / Mail-In