​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.



Agricultultural Easement Funds Availablehttp://conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/agricultural-easements/cfcp, Deadline for CFCP Funding is September 1About ​​​$1.3 million in funding is available for agricultural conservation easement acquisitions under ​​the California Farmland Conservancy Program. The application deadline is September 1.2018-08-06T07:00:00ZAgricultultural Easement Funds Available
Agricultural Resilience Symposium in Davishttp://cevs.ucdavis.edu/confreg/index.cfm?confid=995&webid=4663, DOC, UC Davis Plan Conference Sept. 10DOC & UC Davis will sponsor a symposium on an important topic -- "Managing Lands in a Changing Climate to Improve Agricultural Resiliency, Food Security and Health" -- Sept. 10 in Davis. The symposium is affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit.2018-07-18T07:00:00ZAgricultural Resilience Symposium in Davis
CGS Library Closures Announcedhttp://conservation.ca.gov/cgs/information/publications/library/Pages/Library.aspx, CGS Library ScheduleThe California Geological Survey library in Sacramento will be closed August 13-17. Our apologies for any inconvenience.2018-07-10T07:00:00ZCGS Library Closures Announced



No SMGB Meeting in Augusthttp://conservation.ca.gov/smgb/agendas/Pages/2018-Meeting-Schedule.aspx, http://conservation.ca.gov/smgb/agendas/Pages/2018-Meeting-Schedule.aspxThe State Mining and Geology Board will not meet in August. The Board's next meeting is September 13 in Sacramento. An agenda will be published by August 29.2018-08-07T07:00:00ZNo SMGB Meeting in August
August 15 Aquifer Exemption Meeting in Coalingahttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/Aquifer_Exemptions.aspx#coalinga-jacalitos, Public Comments Due By August 15State regulators will hold a public meeting on August 15 in Coalinga to receive comments about a proposed aquifer exemption expansion in a Fresno County oil field. The public comment deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 15.2018-08-06T07:00:00ZAugust 15 Aquifer Exemption Meeting in Coalinga



State Regulators Propose New Oil and Gas Regulationshttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2018-08%20State%20Proposes%20New%20Oil%20and%20Gas%20Regulations.pdf, State Regulators Propose New Oil and Gas RegulationsDOC today announced proposed regulations to increase environmental safeguards in two areas of oil and gas production: underground injection control and idle wells.2018-07-27T07:00:00ZState Regulators Propose New Oil and Gas Regulations
State Oil and Gas Regulators Form Office of Enforcementhttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2018-07%20new%20DOGGR%20enforcement%20unit%20%20announced.pdf, State Oil and Gas Regulators Form Office of EnforcementDOC launches an Office of Enforcement within its Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to enhance compliance with public safety and environmental regulations and the administration of enforcement actions.2018-07-16T07:00:00ZState Oil and Gas Regulators Form Office of Enforcement
State Finalizes Underground Gas Storage Regulationshttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/Documents/2018-06%20Underground%20Gas%20Storage%20Regulations%20Approved.pdf, State Finalizes Underground Gas Storage RegulationsOn October 1, rigorous new regulations aimed at protecting health and safety go into effect, concluding an effort that began during the Aliso Canyon leak of 2015-16.2018-06-29T07:00:00ZState Finalizes Underground Gas Storage Regulations



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.2016-05-31T07:00:00ZThis 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?2016-05-31T07:00:00ZPreparing 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?2016-05-31T07:00:00ZAll About Earthquakes