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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.



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
Guidance for Mine Inspectionshttp://conservation.ca.gov/dmr/lawsandregulations/Pages/Rulemaking.aspx, New Guidance Document for Mine InspectionsThe Division of Mine Reclamation partners with local lead agencies to protect public safety and the environment. As of April 1, state mining regulations will include a helpful, new "Guidance Document for Surface Mine Inspectors."2018-01-09T08:00:00ZGuidance for Mine Inspections
Governor Brown Reappoints Landregan to SMGBhttp://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=20124, Landregan Reappointed to Mining BoardThe Governor's Office announced that Stephanie Landregan, 65, of Glendale, has been reappointed to the State Mining and Geology Board, where she has served since 2015. 2018-01-09T08:00:00ZGovernor Brown Reappoints Landregan to SMGB



Arroyo Grande Aquifer Exemptionhttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/Aquifer_Exemptions.aspx#arroyogrande, Public Comment Period OpenA third round of public comments regarding the Arroyo Grande aquifer exemption proposal ends on December 22. State regulators recently provided additional information about the proposal at the request of the US EPA.2017-12-08T08:00:00ZArroyo Grande Aquifer Exemption
SMGB to Meet January 11http://conservation.ca.gov/smgb/agendas/Pages/2017-Meeting-Schedule.aspx, January Mining & Geology Board MeetingThe next meeting of the State Mining and Geology Board is January 11 in Sacramento. The agenda will be posted no later than December 27.2017-12-19T08:00:00ZSMGB to Meet January 11



More Ag Land Set Aside 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 Set Aside 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