​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.



CGS Publishes Annual Minerals Reporthttp://conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Documents/NON-FUEL_2016_Final_6-11-2018.pdf, Latest CGS Annual Minerals Report AvailableThe California Geological Survey provides an annual summary exclusive of oil, gas, geothermal, and coal. In 2016, California ranked fourth among the states in non-fuel mineral production.2018-06-18T07:00:00ZCGS Publishes Annual Minerals Report
Napa Ranch Permanently Conservedhttp://www.facebook.com/calconservation/photos/pcb.1058594574290630/1058594500957304/?type=3&theater, DOC Helps Conserve Napa Ranch for AgricultureWebber Ranch in Napa County has been conserved for agriculture by the state, a local land trust, and the landowners. Funding came from the a program that aims to protect ag lands from development and thus reduce future greenhouse gas emissions. 2018-05-29T07:00:00ZNapa Ranch Permanently Conserved
SMIP -- Data Equals Safetyhttp://facebook.com/calconservation/photos/pcb.1051386341678120/1051385861678168/?type=3&theater, DOC Program Knows What's Shakin'The CA Geological Survey's Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (SMIP) installs seismic monitors around the state to gather data that helps make CA infrastructure safer in an earthquake. Recently, SMIP instrumented Office of Emergency Services HQ.2018-05-18T07:00:00ZSMIP -- Data Equals Safety



Kern County Aquifer Exemption Meeting Slated June 19http://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/Aquifer_Exemptions.aspx, Aquifer Exemption Hearing in BakersfieldState officials will hold a public hearing for proposed aquifer exemption expansions in two Kern County oil fields, North Beldridge and Lost Hills, June 19 in Bakersfield.2018-06-15T07:00:00ZKern County Aquifer Exemption Meeting Slated June 19
No July State Mining Board Meetinghttp://conservation.ca.gov/smgb/agendas/Pages/2018-Meeting-Schedule.aspx, Next SMGB Meeting is August 9The State Mining and Geology Board will conduct its next monthly meeting on August 9. The agenda will be published July 25.2018-05-30T07:00:00ZNo July State Mining Board Meeting



New Regulations for Oil & Gas Production Pipelineshttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/Documents/2018-05%20AB%201420%20pipeline%20regulations%20approved.pdf, Assembly Bill 1420 Pipeline Regulations ApprovedNew regulations for certain pipelines associated with California oil and gas production have been approved, giving regulators additional tools to protect public health, safety, and the environment.2018-06-18T07:00:00ZNew Regulations for Oil & Gas Production Pipelines
Cameron Campbell to Head DOGGR Bakersfield Officehttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2018-04%20Campbell%20named%20DOGGR%20District%20Deputy.pdf, Cameron Campbell to Head DOGGR's Bakersfield OfficeCameron Campbell has been named District Deputy for the Bakersfield-based Inland District of the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), effective May 31.2018-05-25T07:00:00ZCameron Campbell to Head DOGGR Bakersfield Office
SALC Funding Available for Ag Land Conservationhttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/Documents/2018-03%20SALC%20invites%20applications%20for%20project%20funding.pdf, SALC invites applications for 2018 project fundingDOC and the Strategic Growth Council announced that funding is available for projects that protect agricultural land and reduce greenhouse gases for the fourth consecutive year. 2018-05-01T07:00:00ZSALC Funding Available for Ag Land Conservation



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