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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.



Gold's Influence on Californiahttp://bit.ly/2Hcdfbj, Gold and the Golden StateJohn Clinkenbeard, who heads the California Geological Survey's Mineral Resources Program, will give a talk entitled "Gold! How mining influenced the development of California," May 9 at the State Library in Sacramento.2018-04-19T07:00:00ZGold's Influence on California
Tsunami Preparedness Weekhttp://conservation.ca.gov/cgs/geologic_hazards/Tsunami/Pages/TsunamiPreparedness.aspx, Ready for the Big Wave?Tsunamis cause damage in California more often than you may think. Do you know the danger signs? Tsunami Preparedness Week​ is March 26-30. 2018-03-09T08:00:00ZTsunami Preparedness Week
Sheingold Appointed to Mining & Geology Boardhttp://gov.ca.gov/2018/02/27/governor-brown-announces-appointments-21/, Governor Appoints Sheingold to State Mining & Geology BoardLarry Sheingold, 71, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California State Mining and Geology Board, the Governor’s Office announced. Sheingold was owner and sole proprietor at Sheingold Associates from 1989 to 2018. 2018-02-28T08:00:00ZSheingold Appointed to Mining & Geology Board



State Scientist Day is May 10http://capsscientists.org/ssd/, State Scientist Day at the CapitolDOC will participate in the 30th annual State Scientist Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10 on the west side of the State Capitol. 2018-04-16T07:00:00ZState Scientist Day is May 10
No SMGB Meeting in Mayhttp://conservation.ca.gov/smgb/agendas/Pages/2018-Meeting-Schedule.aspx, May SMGB Meeting is CancelledThe State Mining and Geology Board will not conduct a monthly public meeting in May. The next meeting will be June 14, in a location to be determined. An agenda will be published on May 30.2018-04-16T07:00:00ZNo SMGB Meeting in May



State Oil Regulators Fine Southern California Company $12.5 Million for False Reporting, Safety Violationshttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2018-02%20DOGGR%20fines%20Greka.pdf, State Oil Regulators Fine Southern California Company $12.5 Million for False Reporting, Safety ViolationsDOGGR issued fine for major safety violations related to operation of the Richfield oil field in Orange County.2018-04-11T07:00:00ZState Oil Regulators Fine Southern California Company $12.5 Million for False Reporting, Safety Violations
New Web Interface Will Help Public Find Seismic Hazard Zoneshttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2018-01%20New%20Web%20Interface%20Will%20Help%20Public%20Find%20Seismic%20Hazard%20Zones.pdf, New Web Interface Will Help Public Find Seismic Hazard ZonesCalifornia Geological Survey unveils EQ Zapp - an online map that allows anyone with a computer, tablet or smartphone to check whether a property is in an earthquake hazard zone.2018-03-21T07:00:00ZNew Web Interface Will Help Public Find Seismic Hazard Zones
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



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