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,…
Meet A Grant Manager Working to Restore California’s Riparian Habitat
Department of Conservation Grant Manager explains how he works to restore California’s riparian habitat.
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…
CalGEM Public Workshops Provide Opportunity to Learn About State Oil and Gas Data Tools
California’s Geologic Energy Management Division hosts series of online data workshops for public.
$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.
We’re Listening: Sessions on Racial Equity and Ag Land Conservation
In Atherton’s words, “the bulk of the work is in taking input from these sessions and incorporating it into our programs. There is so much more to do after these initial sessions. We have a very long way to go.”
2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake and Tsunami: Remembering the Victims, Learning from the Past
March 11, 2021: The California Geological Survey issues new Tsunami Hazard Area Maps for Del Norte and Mendocino counties By Rick Wilson, California Geological Survey (CGS) Many of my tsunami and non-tsunami colleagues can remember what they were doing on March 11, 2011, the day the magnitude 9 Tohoku-Oki earthquake struck offshore of Japan, unleashing…
Celebrating Our Engineers for #EngineersWeek, February 22-26
DOC celebrates the engineers on staff for #EngineersWeek. We have 284 engineers on our roster throughout four divisions. Let’s meet a few of them.
San Fernando ’71: the Earthquake That Made Us Safer
The San Fernando Earthquake changed how the state approached earthquake hazards,” said Dr. Steve Bohlen, Acting State Geologist of California and head of the California Geological Survey. “There was an increased realization that the state had to do something to limit the damage of these events.”