After devastating wildfires, California Geological Survey and CAL FIRE teams scout the blackened ground for signs of potential debris flows.
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,…
Department of Conservation Grant Manager explains how he works to restore California’s riparian habitat.
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…
California’s Geologic Energy Management Division hosts series of online data workshops for public.
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.
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.
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.”
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…
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.