​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the California Department of Conservation

With a team of scientists and other dedicated professionals, the Department of Conservation (DOC) administers a variety of programs vital to California's public safety, environment and economy. The services we provide are designed to balance today's needs with tomorrow's obligations by fostering the wise use and conservation of energy,​ land and mineral resources.



Are You Ready to Shake?https://shakeout.org/california/index.html, Great CA ShakeOut is October 18About 6.6 million Californians already have registered for the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill. Practice how to drop, cover, and hold on in the event of a big quake at 10:18 a.m. on October 18. 2018-09-13T07:00:00ZAre You Ready to Shake?
Transformative Climate Communities Grants Availablehttp://sgc.ca.gov/news/2018/08-15.html, TCC Funding to Improve CommunitiesGrants that empower the communities most impacted by pollution to choose their own goals, strategies, and projects to enact transformational change are now available, DOC and the Strategic Growth Council announced.2018-09-10T07:00:00ZTransformative Climate Communities Grants Available
CGS Scientists Map Fire-Impacted Area https://conservation.ca.gov/cgs/hazards/landslides, Scientists Check for Mudslide Potential After WildfireOne of the many services provided by the CA Geological Survey is post-wildfire assessment of the potential for mudslides. Working with CAL FIRE, CGS sent a crew of geologists to Riverside County to map potential hazards following the recent Holy Fire.2018-09-10T07:00:00ZCGS Scientists Map Fire-Impacted Area



Next SMGB Meeting is October 11http://conservation.ca.gov/smgb/agendas/Pages/2018-Meeting-Schedule.aspx, October Mining Board MeetingThe next meeting of the State Mining and Geology Board will be held October 11, site to be determined. An agenda will be published by September 26.2018-09-13T07:00:00ZNext SMGB Meeting is October 11
Mine Inspection Workshop Sethttp://conservation.ca.gov/dmr/workshops, Two-Day Training in YrekaThe Division of Mine Reclamation will conduct a workshop to ensure mine inspections meet Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) standards on Sept. 25-26 in Yreka.2018-09-10T07:00:00ZMine Inspection Workshop Set



State Regulators Propose New Oil and Gas Regulationshttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2018-08%20State%20Proposes%20New%20Oil%20and%20Gas%20Regulations.pdf, State Regulators Propose New Oil and Gas RegulationsDOC today announced proposed regulations to increase environmental safeguards in two areas of oil and gas production: underground injection control and idle wells.2018-07-27T07:00:00ZState Regulators Propose New Oil and Gas Regulations
State Oil and Gas Regulators Form Office of Enforcementhttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2018-07%20new%20DOGGR%20enforcement%20unit%20%20announced.pdf, State Oil and Gas Regulators Form Office of EnforcementDOC launches an Office of Enforcement within its Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to enhance compliance with public safety and environmental regulations and the administration of enforcement actions.2018-07-16T07:00:00ZState Oil and Gas Regulators Form Office of Enforcement
State Finalizes Underground Gas Storage Regulationshttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/Documents/2018-06%20Underground%20Gas%20Storage%20Regulations%20Approved.pdf, State Finalizes Underground Gas Storage RegulationsOn October 1, rigorous new regulations aimed at protecting health and safety go into effect, concluding an effort that began during the Aliso Canyon leak of 2015-16.2018-06-29T07:00:00ZState Finalizes Underground Gas Storage Regulations



This Week's CA Earthquakeshttp://scedc.caltech.edu/recent/, Recent Earthquakes in California and NevadaThis site shows the location and size of earthquakes in the last week.2016-05-31T07:00:00ZThis Week's CA Earthquakes
Preparing for an Earthquakehttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/cgs/Pages/hazards/qh_earthquakes_what.aspx, Preparing for an EarthquakeDo you know what to do before, during, and after an earthquake?2016-05-31T07:00:00ZPreparing for an Earthquake
All About Earthquakeshttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/cgs/Pages/hazards/earthquakes.aspx, All About EarthquakesDo you know what causes an earthquake and why California has so many of them?2016-05-31T07:00:00ZAll About Earthquakes