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




Mount Poso Aquifer Exemption, U.S. EPA has approved a fourth aquifer exemption application from the state, for the Mount Poso oil field.2017-04-19T07:00:00ZMount Poso Aquifer Exemption
CGS 2017 Volcano-Themed Calendar, 2017 volcano-themed California Geological Survey calendar can be downloaded in either a horizontal or vertical format (see "recent releases").CGS 2017 Volcano-Themed Calendar
New DOC Maps Website Available, new geospatial data and map website consolidates DOC’s prolific collection of GIS mapping data into one interactive portal.2017-03-06T08:00:00ZNew DOC Maps Website Available



May SMGB Meeting Cancelled, State Mining & Geology Board's May meeting has been cancelled. The SMGB will meet June 8 in Sacramento.2017-04-19T07:00:00ZMay SMGB Meeting Cancelled
Comment Period on Exemption Proposals Ends, public comment period for two Kern County aquifer exemption proposals -- Jasmin and Kern Front -- closed on April 19.2017-03-20T07:00:00ZComment Period on Exemption Proposals Ends



SALC Ag Conservation Easement Funding Available, its third year, the cap-and-trade funded SALC Program commits millions to shielding agricultural land from development.2017-04-25T07:00:00ZSALC Ag Conservation Easement Funding Available
Aquifer Exemptions Approved, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved aquifer exemption applications for three Kern County oil fields.2017-02-10T08:00:00ZAquifer Exemptions Approved
Aliso Canyon Safety Review, regulators have completed a safety review of the Aliso Canyon storage facility.2017-01-17T08:00:00ZAliso Canyon Safety Review



This Week's CA Earthquakes, Recent Earthquakes in California and NevadaThis site shows the location and size of earthquakes in the last week.This Week's CA Earthquakes
Preparing for an Earthquake, Preparing for an EarthquakeDo you know what to do before, during, and after an earthquake?Preparing for an Earthquake
All About Earthquakes, All About EarthquakesDo you know what causes an earthquake and why California has so many of them?All About Earthquakes