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

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.




Money Available for Farmland Conservation Easements, is accepting applications for $19 million in grant funding to protect farmland. The deadline for the first round of applications is February 15.Money Available for Farmland Conservation Easements
Tulare County Radon Map, Tulare County Radon MapThe California Geological Survey (CGS) has released Special Report 238: Radon Potential in Western Tulare County, California. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas with health implications2016-11-22T08:00:00ZTulare County Radon Map
Aquifers Historically Treated As Exempt, November 15, state regulators announced plans to submit material to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to clarify and resolve the status of 11 aquifers historically treated as exempt from the Safe Drinking Water Act. Aquifers Historically Treated As Exempt



Comment on New Maps, State Mining and Geology Board will accept comments about preliminary Earthquake Fault Zone Maps until March 15. These regulatory maps, created by the California Geological Survey, can impact future development.Comment on New Maps
Monterey County Aquifer Exemption, is accepting comments on a proposal to expand the aquifer exemption for the San Ardo and McCool Ranch oil fields. Public meeting February 9 in King City.2017-01-11T08:00:00ZMonterey County Aquifer Exemption



Aliso Canyon Safety Review, regulators have completed a safety review of the Aliso Canyon storage facility and will hold public meetings in early February to accept comments.2017-01-17T08:00:00ZAliso Canyon Safety Review
New L.A. Earthquake Fault Zone Maps, California Geological Survey (CGS) has released three preliminary Earthquake Fault Zone maps that could impact future development in the greater Los Angeles area.2016-12-16T08:00:00ZNew L.A. Earthquake Fault Zone Maps
Kathryn Lyddan to head Division of Land Resource Protection, Lyddan, who has vast experience in land-use issues, joins the DOC as an assistant director.2016-12-08T08:00:00ZKathryn Lyddan to head Division of Land Resource Protection



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