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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.




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
Aliso Canyon Update, will be early 2017 before state regulators hold a public meeting about the possible resumption of natural gas injection into the Aliso Canyon storage field.Aliso Canyon Update
Aquifer Exemption Requests, State has submitted its third and fourth requests for an expanded aquifer exemption -- in the Round Mountain and Tejon oil fields in Kern County -- to the U.S. EPA.Aquifer Exemption Requests



Mine Inspection Guidance, Mine Inspection GuidanceThe Department of Conservation is holding pre-rulemaking workshops to discuss the development of a surface mine inspection guidance document.2016-11-22T08:00:00ZMine Inspection Guidance
Aquifer Exemption Hearing Scheduled, will hold a hearing on December 14 about the status of 11 aquifers historically treated as exempt from the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act.Aquifer Exemption Hearing Scheduled



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
Onsted Named Chief Science Advisor, Onsted Named Chief Science Advisor for DOCDr. Jeffrey Onsted, an expert in land-use issues and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has been named Chief Science Advisor for the California Department of Conservation.2016-11-21T08:00:00ZOnsted Named Chief Science Advisor
Urban Well Abatement Completed, completes project to plug downtown L.A. wells seeping gas.Urban Well Abatement Completed



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