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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.



Comment on SALC Program Draft Guidelineshttp://sgc.ca.gov/programs/salc/docs/20180223-DRAFT_FY17-18_SALCP_Guidelines.pdf, Comments Accepted Through March 29The DOC and Strategic Growth Council (SGC) implement the SALC Program, which conserves farmland and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The SGC is accepting public comments on Fiscal Year 2017-18 SALC draft program guidelines until March 29, 2018.2018-02-23T08:00:00ZComment on SALC Program Draft Guidelines
Get the Facts about Debris Flows, Mudslides, and Landslideshttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/Documents/CGS-Debris-Flow-Fact-Sheet.pdf, All About Debris Flows, Mudslides, and LandslidesThe type of debris flows that devastated the community of Montecito can occur in other sloped or hilly areas of the state, especially those previously impacted by wildfires.2018-02-08T08:00:00ZGet the Facts about Debris Flows, Mudslides, and Landslides
CGS Releases New Earthquake Zone Mapshttp://conservation.ca.gov/cgs/shzp/Pages/SHPMaps.aspx, New Earthquake Zone Maps Protect Public SafetyThe California Geological Survey has released 14 regulatory earthquake zone maps to protect public safety and property. The maps can impact where new construction occurs in parts of Los Angeles, Riverside, Napa, Contra Costa, and San Mateo counties.2018-01-11T08:00:00ZCGS Releases New Earthquake Zone Maps



Comment on Revisions to Gas Storage Regulationshttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/general_information/Pages/UGSRules.aspx, 15-Day Comment Period on Gas Regulations Now OpenThe Department of Conservation will accept public comments about a modification to proposed regulations for underground natural gas storage through February 27. 2018-02-12T08:00:00ZComment on Revisions to Gas Storage Regulations
Aquifer Exemption Public Comment Meeting Announcedhttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/Aquifer_Exemptions.aspx, Meeting on Two Aquifer Exemption Proposals in Kern CountyOfficials will conduct a public meeting to hear comments about proposed aquifer exemption expansions in two Kern County oil fields, McKittrick and Cymric, 4 p.m. February 27 in Bakersfield. The written comment period ends March 14.2018-01-26T08:00:00ZAquifer Exemption Public Comment Meeting Announced



More Ag Land Conserved for Climate Benefitshttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/Documents/2017-12-SALC-ag-easements.pdf, SALC Program awards Ag Easements The Strategic Growth Council announced today nearly $34 million in grant funding to create agricultural easements and minimize greenhouse gas emissions in 19 counties.2017-12-05T08:00:00ZMore Ag Land Conserved for Climate Benefits
State Remediating Oil Wells in Fresno Areahttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2017-11%20State%20Remediating%20Deserted%20Oil%20Wells%20in%20Fresno%20County%20field.pdf, DOC Plugging Deserted Oil Wells in Fresno CountyState regulators have begun the process of permanently sealing six deserted wells in the Raisin City oil field southeast of Fresno to protect the public and environment. 2017-08-16T07:00:00ZState Remediating Oil Wells in Fresno Area
New Earthquake Studyhttps://usgs.gov/news/harvesting-earthquake-fault-slip-f-rom-laser-images-napas-vineyards, Studies of 2014 Napa Earthquake Produce New InformationThe California Geological Survey contributed to a new study of the 2014 South Napa earthquake that suggests that earthquake-related deformation just below the Earth's surface can be quite different from how it is expressed at the surface.2017-07-31T07:00:00ZNew Earthquake Study



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.This Week's CA Earthquakes
Preparing for an Earthquakehttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/Earthquakes/Pages/qh_earthquakes_what.aspx, Preparing for an EarthquakeDo you know what to do before, during, and after an earthquake?Preparing for an Earthquake
All About Earthquakeshttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/Earthquakes/Pages/earthquakes.aspx, All About EarthquakesDo you know what causes an earthquake and why California has so many of them?All About Earthquakes