John Lane, was appointed to the State Board of Mining and Geology on March 11, 2009. He has worked as a principal scientist for Chico Environmental since 2002 and previously worked as a senior hydrologist at Stetson Engineers from 2000 to 2002. Lane was a staff geologist at URS Corporation from 1998 to 2000 and Weber Hayes and Associates from 1995 to 1996. From 1993 to 1995, he was a staff scientist at AGEISS Environmental.