Department of Conservation’s Division of Land Resource Protection (DLRP) awarded $2 million in grants for watershed restoration and agricultural land conservation projects. Each grant went to local Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) in Marin, Sonoma, Kings, and Ventura counties. “These grants not only support important local projects, but also advance some of Governor Newsom’s key objectives: conserving working…
A Bat Week Special Interview with an Environmental Scientist and Wildlife Biologist
Welcome to Bat Week! Bat Week is an international and annual celebration to bring awareness to bat conservation – a significant issue for our Division of Mine Reclamation (DMR). Around the world, bats are vital to our ecosystems. They pollinate flowers, eat insects, and even spread seeds. In California, there are 25 native species of bats, and many…
Earth Science Week Day 3 — Fossil Day
It’s Earth Science Week (October 12-16) Continuing on our theme of Earth Science Week, today we are talking about the California State Fossil! Wednesday: October 14: FOSSIL DAY Did you know that California’s official state fossil is the Sabertoothed Cat? How cool is that?! We’ve created some fun facts to help you get to know…
Earth Science Week Day 2 — Earth Observation Day
How the Department of Conservation uses geospatial technology to map, analyze, and observe the Earth’s surface.
It’s Minerals Day — October 12
California Geological Survey geologists map rare earth minerals in the Mojave National Preserve.
CGS Geologists Assess Multiple Fire Burn Areas for Landslide Potential: 10-1-20 Update
Wildfires are a disaster that can spawn yet another disaster. Fire eliminates ground covering on slopes, exposing the soil underneath and making it more susceptible to debris flows. Such events can be catastrophic, as was the case in Montecito (Santa Barbara County) in 2018. David Longstreth, senior engineering geologist in California Geological Survey’s (CGS) Forest and Watershed Geology program, is one…
Explore CGS’ New Tsunami Inundation and Evacuation Maps for Humboldt County
This week, California Geological Survey (CGS) — which provides geologic and seismic expertise to the public and other government offices — released two tsunami hazard maps for Humboldt County: one tsunami inundation map and one tsunami evacuation map.
Funding Available to Hire Local Watershed Coordinators
We are excited to announce a funding opportunity that allows local entities to hire watershed coordinators.
Protecting California’s Food Supply Through the COVID-19 Pandemic– [a webinar recap]
Supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 brought food security — and the resilience of food networks — to the forefront of discussion among policy makers. In particular, the pandemic has highlighted essential role of local farmers in ensuring a reliable and healthy food supply for our state and country. That’s why the American Farmland Trust…
California Geological Survey Shares Expertise During Nevada’s Largest Temblor in 65 Years
The largest earthquake in Nevada in 65 years drew plenty of attention at the California Geological Survey (CGS) – not because it caused significant damage – but because it helps paints a clearer picture of what’s going on under the Earth’s surface in the east/central part of our state. That’s important for an institution that…