On March 10, 1933, many southern Californians were sitting down to Friday night dinner when the the largest earthquake in the LA basin struck.
Department of Conservation’s ongoing goal: Making ‘California an even better place to live’
California Department of Conservation recounts a year of accomplishments in 2022.
California Geological Survey’s New Mineral Dashboard Rocks!
California Geological Survey modernizes historic minerals records with a new searchable online data dashboard.
California Geological Survey Scientists Assess Coastal Damage After Volcanic Tsunami Across the Pacific
An underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga sent a small but damaging series of tsunami surges toward the California coast in January.
Not Just for S.F. & L.A.: All Californians Should ShakeOut on Oct. 21
The Great California ShakeOut returns October 21. Practice something that doesn’t cost anything, is relatively easy to do for most people, and could save your life.
After Wildfire, Geologists Prepare for the Next Hazard: Debris Flows
After devastating wildfires, California Geological Survey and CAL FIRE teams scout the blackened ground for signs of potential debris flows.
Mapping Tsunami Hazards in California: When Experience Meets Expertise
Nick Graehl, engineering geologist in California Geological Survey’s Tsunami Program, often reflects on his first post-tsunami reconnaissance trip as a reminder of the importance of preparing Californians for a tsunami. “It’s something not everyone gets to experience but then once you have, you never forget.” From Studying to Experiencing Tsunami Effects A post-tsunami reconnaissance trip,…
Protecting Forests for the Other California Gold: Lumber
The lumber industry has a long history in California. Sutter’s Mill, where the discovery that started the Gold Rush was made, wasn’t a flour mill or sugar mill; it was a sawmill. Lumber’s Unfortunate Legacy Vast forests helped build and heat homes for the miners, the merchants, and the rest that followed, helping to turn…
$1.2 Billion for DOC Programs in Governor’s May Revise Budget Proposal
The Governor’s 2021-2022 May Revise proposal includes $1.2 billion that would allow the DOC to do important work on environmental, public safety, and quality of life issues in California.
Spotlighting our Staff for Public Service Recognition Week, May 2-8
During Public Service Recognition Week, DOC is spotlighting employees who help conserve and protect California’s natural resources – both in the field and behind the scenes.