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Staff Profiles -


Jason McClaughry in the fieldJason McClaughry, RG
Eastern Oregon Regional Geologist
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries,
Baker City Field Office

1995 Third Street, Suite 130
Baker City, OR 97814
Phone: (541) 523-3133


jmcclaughry@dogami.state.or.us


Projects

Current projects:

  • National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program/ USGS STATEMAP funded project
    2013-2014 – Geologic mapping on the southwestern Oregon Coast: Sixes, Langlois, Cape Blanco, Floras Lake, Bandon 7.5-minute quadrangles in preparation.

Recently completed projects:

  • National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program / USGS STATEMAP funded projects:
    • 2012-2013 – Geologic mapping on the southwest Oregon Coast: Crook Point to Port Orford
    • 2011-2012 - Geologic mapping in the Hood River Valley
    • 2010-2011 - Geologic mapping in the Bear Creek Valley, Ashland and Medford
    • 2007-2010 – Geologic mapping in the southern Willamette Valley, Eugene to Albany
    • 2005-2007 – Geologic mapping in the Lower Crooked Basin near Prineville
  • USGS National Geochemical Survey funded project
    2004-2005 – Stream sediment and soil sampling: USGS National Geochemical Survey

Background

  • 2011-present, Eastern Oregon Regional Geologist/STATEMAP coordinator for Oregon, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Baker City, OR
  • 2004-2011, Field Geologist, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Baker City, OR
  • 2000-2003, M.Sc., Department of Geology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 1996-2000, B.Sc., Department of Geology, The University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Certificates

  • Registered Geologist, #G2087

Honors

  • Norman R. Anderson Award, University of Puget Sound Outstanding Geology Major, 2000

Professional societies:

  • Geological Society of America
  • International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior
  • Society for Sedimentary Geology
  • Sigma Xi

Research interests

  • volcanic stratigraphy, processes, and geochemistry
  • GIS as a tool to analyze and interpret spatial and temporal geologic relations
  • timing and development of volcanic provinces in the Pacific Northwest
  • sediment gravity flow initiation, transport, deposition, and deposit characterization

Publications

Articles

Ferns, M.L., and McClaughry, J.D., 2013, Stratigraphy and volcanic evolution of the middle Miocene La Grande – Owyhee eruptive axis in eastern Oregon, in Reidel, S.P., Camp, V. Ross, M.E., Wolff, J.A., Martin, B.E., Tolan, T.L., and Wells, R.E., eds., Geological Society of America Special Paper 497, p. 401-427.

McClaughry, J.D., Ferns, M.L., Streck, M.J., Patridge, K.A., and Gordon, C.L., 2009, Paleogene calderas of central and eastern Oregon: Eruptive sources of widespread tuffs in the John Day and Clarno Formations, in O’Connor, J.E., Dorsey, R.J., and Madin, I.P., eds., Volcanoes to Vineyards: Geologic Field Trips through the Dynamic Landscape of the Pacific Northwest: Geological Society of America Field Guide 15, p. 407–434, doi: 10.1130/2009.fl d015(20).

McClaughry, J.D., Gordon, C.L., and Ferns, M.L., 2009, Field trip guide to the middle Eocene Wildcat Mountain caldera, Ochoco National Forest, Crook County, Oregon: Oregon Geology v. 69, no. 1, p. 5-24.

McClaughry, J.D., Ferns, M.L., Gordon, C.L., and Patridge, K.A., 2009, Field trip guide to the Oligocene Crooked River caldera: Central Oregon’s supervolcano, Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties, Oregon: Oregon Geology v. 69, no. 1, p. 25-44.

McClaughry, J.D., Ferns, M.L., and Gordon, C.L., 2009, Field trip guide to the Neogene stratigraphy of the Lower Crooked Basin and the ancestral Crooked River, Crook County, Oregon: Oregon Geology v. 69, no. 1, p. 45-60.

Ferns, M.L., McClaughry, J.D., and Madin, I.P., 2007, Preliminary assessment of the extent of the leaf fossil beds at Wheeler High School, Fossil, Wheeler County, Oregon: Oregon Geology v. 68, no. 1, p. 34-41.

McClaughry, J.D., and Ferns, M.L., 2006, Field trip guide to the geology of the Lower Crooked River Basin, Redmond and Prineville Areas, Oregon: Oregon Geology v. 67, no. 1, p. 15-23.

McClaughry, J.D., and Gaylord, D.R., 2005, Middle Eocene sedimentary and volcanic infilling of an evolving supradetachment basin: White Lake Basin, southern British Columbia: Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v. 42, p. 49–66.

Geologic maps

McClaughry, J.D., Ferns, M.L., Gordon, C.L., Patridge, K.A., Lite, K.E., and Conrey, R.C., in review, Digital geologic map of the north half of the Lower Crooked Basin, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, and Wheeler Counties, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, scale 1:63,360.

McClaughry, J.D., Ma, L., Jones, C.B., Mickelson, K.A., and Wiley, T.J., 2013, Geologic map of the southwestern Oregon coast between Crook Point and Port Orford, Curry County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Open-File Report O-13-21, 55 p., 4 plates, scale 1:24,000.

McClaughry, J.D., Wiley, T.J., Conrey, R.C., Jones, C.B., and Lite, K.E., 2012, Digital geologic map of the Hood River Valley, Hood River and Wasco Counties, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Open-File Report O-12-03, 142 p., scale 1:36,000.

Wiley, T.J., McClaughry, J.D., and D’Allura, J., 2011, Geologic database and generalized geologic map of Bear Creek Valley, Jackson County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Open-File Report O-11-11, 75 p., scale 1:63,360.

McClaughry, J.D., Wiley, T.J., Ferns, M.L., and Madin, I.P., 2010, Digital geologic map of the Southern Willamette Valley, Benton, Lane, Linn, Marion, and Polk Counties, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Open-File Report O-10-03, 121 p., scale 1:63,360.

McClaughry, J.D., 2009, Preliminary geologic map of the Sweet Home 7.5’ quadrangle, Linn County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Open File report OFR O-09-11, scale 1:24, 000

Ferns, M.L., and McClaughry, J.D., 2009, Preliminary geologic map of the Brownsville 7.5’ quadrangle, Linn County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Open File report OFR O-09-04, scale 1:24, 000

Ferns, M.L., and McClaughry, J.D., 2009, Preliminary geologic map of the Waterloo 7.5’ quadrangle, Linn County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Open File report OFR O-09-10, scale 1:24, 000

Ferns, M.L., and McClaughry, J.D., 2008, Preliminary geologic map of the Lebanon and One Horse Slough 7.5’ quadrangles, Linn County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Open File report OFR O-08-11, scale 1:24,000.

McClaughry, J.D., and Ferns, M.L., 2007, Preliminary geologic map of the Eagle Rock 7.5’ quadrangle, Crook County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Open File report OFR O-07-10, scale 1:24, 000.

McClaughry, J.D., and Ferns, M.L., 2007, Preliminary geologic map of the Stearns Butte 7.5’ quadrangle, Crook County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Open File report OFR O-07-12, scale 1:24,000.

Ferns, M.L., and McClaughry, J.D., 2007, Preliminary geologic map of the Hensley Butte and Salt Butte 7.5’ quadrangles, Crook County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Open File report OFR O-07-11, scale 1:24,000.

McClaughry, J.D., and Ferns, M.L., 2006, Preliminary geologic map of the Prineville 7.5’ quadrangle, Crook County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Open File report OFR O-06-22, scale 1:24,000.

McClaughry, J.D., and Ferns, M.L., 2006, Preliminary geologic map of the Ochoco Reservoir 7.5’ quadrangle, Crook County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Open File report OFR O-06-23, scale 1:24,000.

Ferns, M.L., and McClaughry, J.D., 2006, Preliminary geologic map of the Huston Lake 7.5’ quadrangle, Crook County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Open File report OFR O-06-21, scale 1:24,000.

Ferns, M.L., and McClaughry, J.D., 2006, Preliminary geologic map of the Powell Buttes 7.5’ quadrangle, Crook County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Open File report OFR O-06-24, scale 1:24,000.

Reports

Burns, W.J., Hughes, K.L.B., Olson, K.V., McClaughry, J.D., Mickelson, K.A., Coe, D.E., English, J.T., Roberts, J.T., Lyles Smith, R.R., Madin, I.P., 2011, Multi-hazard and risk study for the Mount Hood region, Multnomah, Clackamas, and Hood River Counties, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Open-File Report O-11-16, 180 p.

Meeting Abstracts

McClaughry, J.D., Wiley, T.J., Conrey, R.C., Jones, C.B., and Lite, K.E., 2013, The Hood River graben: A late Pliocene and Quaternary intra-arc half graben in the northern Oregon Cascade Range: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 45, no. 6, p. 14..

Wiley, T.J., and McClaughry, J.D., 2012, Lidar-enhanced geologic mapping, examples from the Medford and Hood River areas, Oregon: American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting Abstract EP13C-0858.

Cahoon, E., Gaylord, D.R., Ferns, M.L., McClaughry, J.D., Felt, K.J., 2012, The Tertiary record of explosive volcanism in the Paleogene, Clarno Formation-Deposits of the Greenhorn 7.5’ quadrangle, Oregon: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 44, no. 7, p. 561.

Felt, K.J., Gaylord, D.R., McClaughry, J.D., and Ferns, M.L., 2012, Paleotopographic and volcano-tectonic evolution of the upper Clarno Formation in the Pogue Point 7.5’ quadrangle, NE Oregon: Insights from the middle Miocene Dinner Creek Tuff: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 44, no. 7, p. 561.

Cahoon, E., Gaylord, D.R., Felt, K.J., Ferns, M.L., and McClaughry, J.D., 2011, Volcanism and sedimentation in Paleogene-Neogene deposits in the Greenhorn 7.5’ quadrangle, OR: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 43, no. 5, p. 601.

Felt, K.J., Gaylord, D.R., McClaughry, J.D., and Cahoon, E., 2011, Trends in gravel clast lithology as a correlation tool for Eocene to Oligocene volcanogenic sedimentary and volcanic strata in NE Oregon: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 43, no. 5, p. 601.

Patridge, K.A., Wolff, J.A., and McClaughry, J.D., 2010, Petrology and Tectonic Setting of A-type John Day Rhyolites, Central Oregon: American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting Abstract V11B-2267. Lambert, D.P., Gaylord, D.R., Spall, B.N., Ferns, M.L., and McClaughry, J.D., 2010, Cenozoic evolution of the Whitney Basin, NE Oregon, inferred from metamorphic Baker Terrane- and Clarno and John Day Formation-derived gravel deposits: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 42, no. 5, p. 425.

Spall, B.N., Gaylord, D.R., Lambert, D.P., McClaughry, J.D., and Ferns, M.L., 2010, Oligocene-Miocene sedimentation and volcano-tectonic evolution of the Whitney Basin, NE Oregon, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, no. 5, p. 429.

Streck, M.J., Ferns, M.L., Ricker, C., and McClaughry, J.D., 2009, Forty Million Years of Rhyolite Volcanism in Eastern Oregon: Implications for Rhyolite Petrogenesis Beyond Oregon: Geological Society of America Penrose Conference, Low d18O rhyolites and crustal melting: Growth and redistribution of the continental crust, Twin Falls, Idaho.

McClaughry, J.D., and Ferns, M.L., 2009, Eocene and Oligocene rhyolite calderas in the John Day and Clarno Formations of central and eastern Oregon, USA: A northward extension of the “ignimbrite flare up” in the Great Basin?: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 41, no. 7, p. 643.

Patridge, K.A., Wolff, J.A., and McClaughry, J.D., 2009, Zircon saturation in Fe-rich A-type Rhyolites of the John Day Formation: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 41, no. 7, p. 437.

Ferns, M.L., and McClaughry, J.D., Roddey, J.D., and Schueller, D.E., 2009, From the Outcrop to the Capitol Windows, Using New Geologic Discoveries as Outreach Tools: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 41, no. 7, p. 282.

Niewendorp, C.A., Ferns, M.L., McClaughry, J.D., Brooks, D.E., and Mabey, M.A., 2009, Naturally Occurring Hazardous Materials in Oregon: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 41, no. 7, p. 593.

Ferns, M.L., and McClaughry, J.D., 2009, An Overview of Paleogene silicic volcanism in Oregon: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 41, no. 7.

Spall, B.N., Gaylord, D.R., Lambert, D.P., McClaughry, J.D., and Ferns, M.L., 2009, Eocene to Oligocene volcanogenic sedimentary and volcanic rocks exposed in the Whitney 7.5’ Quadrangle, Oregon: implications for volcano-tectonic evolution: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 41, no. 7, p. 642.

Lambert, D.P., Gaylord, D.R., McClaughry, J.D., Spall, B.N., and Ferns, M.L., 2009, Sedimentology of Quaternary gravel deposits, Whitney 7.5’ Quadrangle, NE Oregon: implications for exhumation of Tertiary Clarno and John Day volcanic and pre-Tertiary Blue Mountains Terrane rocks: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 41, no. 7, p. 643.

Patridge, K.A., Wolff, J.A., and McClaughry, J.D., 2008, Petrogenesis of age-equivalent ash-flows near Prineville, Oregon, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, abstract, #T23B-2031.

McClaughry, J.D., and Ferns, M.L., 2007, The Crooked River Caldera: Identification of an early Oligocene eruptive center in the John Day Formation of central Oregon: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, no. 4, p. 10.

McClaughry, J.D., and Ferns, M.L., 2007, Neogene Basalt Flow Stratigraphy near Prineville, Oregon: Interaction with the Ancestral Crooked River: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, no. 4, p. 72.

McClaughry, J.D., and Gaylord, D.R., 2002, Middle Eocene sedimentary and volcanic infilling of an evolving supradetachment basin: White Lake Basin, southern British Columbia: AAPG Abstracts with Programs, v. 12, p. A115, SEPM Student Award Session.

McClaughry, J.D., and Gaylord, D.R., 2001, Middle Eocene sedimentation and volcanism in the extensional White Lake Basin, British Columbia: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, 6.

McClaughry, J.D., and Brunstad, K.A., 2000, Reinterpretation of the Ohanapecosh Formation at Burnt Mountain, S. Washington Cascades. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section Meeting, 32, 6.

Theses

McClaughry, J.D., 2003, Middle Eocene sedimentary and volcanic infilling of an evolving supradetachment basin: White Lake Basin, southern British Columbia [MS thesis]: Pullman, Washington State University, 143 p.

McClaughry, J.D., 2000, Reinterpretation of the Ohanapecosh Formation at Burnt Mountain, S. Washington Cascades [BS thesis]: Tacoma, University of Puget Sound, 93 p.

Interpretive pamphlets

McClaughry, J.D., and Gordon C.L., 2009, Parks and recreation areas in Oregon’s supervolcano – the Crooked River caldera, 2 p.

McClaughry, J.D., and Gordon C.L., 2009, The Wildcat Mountain caldera – gem of the Ochoco National Forest, 2 p.

Invited Presentations

2014

Oregon Society of Soil Scientists Winter Meeting – “Earth - Fire - Water: The Crooked River caldera"
Title: "Geologic development of the Crooked River caldera, central Oregon’s supervolcano"

2013

  • Hood River County Board of Commissioners
    Title: Geology, geologic hazards, and resources of the Hood River Valley
  • University of Oregon Seminar Series – “The origins of silicic magmas”
    Title: Stratigraphy and volcanic evolution of the middle Miocene La Grande – Owyhee eruptive axis in eastern Oregon
    Title: Reassessing the ancestral Cascades: New insights into Eocene and Oligocene volcanism in Oregon
  • Portland State University Seminar Series
    Title: Reassessing the ancestral Cascades: New insights into Eocene and Oligocene volcanism in Oregon
  • Oregon Water Resources Department Groundwater Commission
    Title: The application of geologic mapping to groundwater studies

2012

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Groundwater Workshop, Hood River, Oregon
Title: Geology and groundwater resources in the Hood River Valley

2009

  • Society for Range Management, Pacific Northwest Section
    Title: Ancient supervolcanoes in central and eastern Oregon
  • Crook County Historical Society / AR Bowman Memorial Museum
    Title: The Crooked River caldera: Central Oregon’s supervolcano
  • Geological Society of the Oregon Country
    Title: A tale of two calderas
  • Baker County Rotary Club
    Title: The road to gold: A different view of the Oregon Trail

2008

  • Oregon Paleo Lands Institute
    Title: Geology of the Oligocene Crooked River caldera
  • Crook County Board of Commissioners/City of Prineville
    Title: Geology of the Lower Crooked Basin

2007

  • Crooked River Watershed Council
    Title: Geology of the Lower Crooked Basin

2006

  • DOGAMI landslide forum
    Title: Storm-induced alpine debris flows derived from Pleistocene glacial moraines, Blue Mountains province, N.E. Oregon (poster)

Student Mentoring Projects

2013 – 2016

  • Seligman, A., Tectonic and geochemical origins of Paleogene calderas in central and eastern Oregon: [Ph.D. candidate]: Eugene, University of Oregon.

2013 – 2014

  • Rice, H., Provenance of the Humbug Mountain Conglomerate and relationship to the Colebrooke Schist, southwestern Oregon, [B.S. candidate]: Portland, Portland State University.

2013 – 2014

  • Rivas, J., Detrital zircon geochronology of the Gold Beach Terrane, southwestern Oregon, [B.S. candidate]: Northridge, California State University.

2011-2013

  • Jones, C.B., Surface water – groundwater interactions in the Mosier Creek and Rowena Creek Watersheds, Mosier, Oregon [M.S. thesis]: Portland, Portland State University.

2011 – EDMAP, Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant Funded projects

  • Cahoon, E., Volcanism and sedimentation in Paleogene-Neogene deposits in the Greenhorn 7.5' quadrangle, OR [MS candidate], Pullman, Washington State University..
  • Felt, K.J., Trends in gravel clast lithology as a correlation tool for Eocene to Oligocene volcanogenic sedimentary and volcanic strata in NE Oregon [MS thesis], Pullman, Washington State University..

2008-2011

  • Lambert, D.P., Cenozoic evolution of the Whitney Basin, NE Oregon, inferred from metamorphic Baker Terrane- and Clarno and John Day Formation-derived gravel deposits [MS thesis]. Pullman, Washington State University.
  • Spall, B.N., in preparation, Oligocene-Miocene sedimentation and volcano-tectonic evolution of the Whitney Basin, NE Oregon [MS thesis], Pullman, Washington State University.

2007-2010

  • Patridge, K.A., 2010, Geochemistry and petrogenesis of John Day ash flows near Prineville Oregon [MS thesis]. Pullman, Washington State University, 149 p.


2007-2010 EDMAP Funded project

  • Dooley, M.M., 2010, Geologic mapping and petrochemical stratigraphy of the southern Warner Valley, southern Oregon, USA [MS thesis]. San Diego, San Diego State University, 110 p.

Additional Map and Book Contributions

  • Coe, D.E., 2013, Crater Lake geologic guide and recreation map: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Lidar Landscapes series, 2 p.
  • Coe, D.E., 2012, Three Sisters geologic guide and recreation map: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Lidar Landscapes series, 2 p.
  • Orr, W.N., and Orr, E.L., 2012, Oregon Geology: Oregon State University Press, Sixth Edition edition, 304 p.
  • Pollock, T., 2011, Mount Hood geologic guide and recreation map: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Lidar Landscapes series, 2 p.
  • Furry, D., 2008, Beyond Sagebrush: Secrets of Central Oregon’s Natural World: DF Publications, LLC, 164 p.
  • Fielder, R. and Coon, D., 2005, Get Oregonized: Oregon's History: People, Natural Resources, Agriculture: Get Oregonized Project, 2005, 301 p.

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