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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.




Aliso Canyon webcast, DOC engineer explains the testing done to ensure the safety of wells at the natural gas storage facility.2017-01-24T08:00:00ZAliso Canyon webcast
Comment on New Maps, State Mining and Geology Board will accept comments about preliminary Earthquake Fault Zone Maps until March 15. These regulatory maps, created by the California Geological Survey, can impact future development.2017-02-15T08:00:00ZComment on New Maps
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



Public Comment Period Extended, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources has extended the public comment period for the San Ardo/McCool Ranch Aquifer Exemption through 5 p.m. March 3.2017-02-14T08:00:00ZPublic Comment Period Extended
Sustainable Ag Lands Conservation Guidelines, comments on the Draft 2016-17 Guidelines will be accepted until March 15. SALC provides funding for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions through sustainable land use, agricultural practices and more.2017-02-08T08:00:00ZSustainable Ag Lands Conservation Guidelines



Aquifer Exemptions Approved, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved aquifer exemption applications for three Kern County oil fields.2017-02-10T08:00:00ZAquifer Exemptions Approved
Aliso Canyon Safety Review, regulators have completed a safety review of the Aliso Canyon storage facility.2017-01-17T08:00:00ZAliso Canyon Safety Review
New L.A. Earthquake Fault Zone Maps, California Geological Survey (CGS) has released three preliminary Earthquake Fault Zone maps that could impact future development in the greater Los Angeles area.2016-12-16T08:00:00ZNew L.A. Earthquake Fault Zone Maps



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