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Job Posting: Engineering Geologist - Seismic HazardsJob Posting: Engineering Geologist - Seismic HazardsThe California Geological Survey is seeking an ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST to review geotechnical reports prepared for critical facilities. Visit https://bit.ly/38YkZxa for job details. The application deadline is 9/30/2021. To be hired, you must have passed the E.G. examination https://bit.ly/2VcwVbchttps://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=267033, Link to job posting at CalCareershttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=862021-09-10T20:00:00Z
Job Posting: Engineering Geologist - Geological MappingJob Posting: Engineering Geologist - Geological MappingThe California Geological Survey is seeking ENGINEERING GEOLOGISTS to support 2D and 3D geological mapping. Visit https://bit.ly/3t9f1CQ for job details. The application deadline is 9/20/2021. To be hired, you must have passed the E.G. examination https://bit.ly/2VcwVbchttps://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=266063, Link to job posting at CalCareershttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=852021-09-02T16:00:00Z
CalGEM Assists State Lands Commission in Summerland Plug & AbandonmentCalGEM Assists State Lands Commission in Summerland Plug & Abandonment​​Five miles east of the city of Santa Barbara, CalGEM stepped in to support the State Lands Commission’s (SLC) plug and abandonment of a coastal hazard and legacy oil and gas well in Summerland Field this summer. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Helps-SLC-Summerland-Plug-Abandon.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Helps-SLC-Summerland-Plug-Abandon.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1722021-08-06T22:30:00Z
CalGEM NEW Outreach Listserv CalGEM NEW Outreach Listserv CalGEM has a NEW Outreach listserv, and we invite you and your colleagues to subscribe. If you would like to join the list, please send an email to our outreach team at CalGEMPublicTransparencyOffice@conservation.ca.gov. We look forward to sharing CalGEM news and updates through this new tool. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/PublicOutreachandCommunityEngagement.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/PublicOutreachandCommunityEngagement.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=232021-07-29T20:20:00Z
California Geological Survey's Active Fault Reports Now Available OnlineCalifornia Geological Survey's Active Fault Reports Now Available OnlineOver 4,000 fault investigation reports are now available online. Required by the Alquist–Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act, the reports help protect public safety and property from the dangerous and costly hazard of surface fault rupture. Use the maps to explore areas by street address and keyword.https://maps.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/informationwarehouse/apreports/, https://maps.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/informationwarehouse/apreports/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1702021-07-27T22:00:00Z
CalGEM Online Data: August Virtual WorkshopsCalGEM Online Data: August Virtual WorkshopsCalGEM continues its series of online data virtual workshops with sessions available in August. The workshops go over CalGEM's online tools for accessing state oil and gas data, including production and injection data, via CalGEM’s data portals: WellSTAR, WellSTAR Data Dashboard, and Well Finder.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Workshops-August.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Workshops-August.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1692021-07-23T17:00:00Z
Senior Precision Electronic Specialist examinationSenior Precision Electronic Specialist examinationThe SENIOR PRECISION ELECTRONIC SPECIALIST examination is open indefinitely at https://bit.ly/3eAV5CM. Senior Precision Electronic Specialists oversee the installation, maintenance, and repair of California's earthquake detection network. Not qualified to be a Senior PES? Try the PES exam instead.https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=0PBGY, Link to exam posting at CalCareershttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=842021-07-20T15:05:00Z
Take the Precision Electronic Specialist examination todayTake the Precision Electronic Specialist examination todayThe PRECISION ELECTRONIC SPECIALIST examination is open indefinitely at https://bit.ly/3x0dhfG. Precision Electronic Specialists install, maintain, and repair components of California's earthquake detection network. Take the exam now so you'll be eligible when a PES position opens.https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=0PBGX, Link to exam posting at CalCareershttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=832021-07-20T15:00:00Z
Mapping Tsunami Hazards in California: When Experience Meets ExpertiseMapping Tsunami Hazards in California: When Experience Meets ExpertiseNick Graehl, engineering geologist in California Geological Survey’s Tsunami Program, often reflects on his first post-tsunami reconnaissance trip as a reminder of the importance of preparing Californians for a tsunami.https://calconservation.blog/2021/07/15/mapping-tsunami-hazards-california-experience-meets-expertise/, https://calconservation.blog/2021/07/15/mapping-tsunami-hazards-california-experience-meets-expertise/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1682021-07-19T21:00:00Z
Orange County: New Tsunami Hazard Maps Issued Orange County: New Tsunami Hazard Maps Issued CGS issued a new interactive Tsunami Hazard Area map for Orange County, useful for evacuation planning in an extraordinary event. This is one of six counties updated with the help of California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal ​OES).https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Hazard-Maps-Orange-County.aspx, /index/Pages/News/CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Hazard-Maps-Orange-County.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=812021-07-08T15:05:00Z
Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo counties: New Tsunami Hazard Maps Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo counties: New Tsunami Hazard Maps CGS issued a new interactive Tsunami Hazard Area map for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, useful for evacuation planning in an extraordinary event. These are part of six counties updated with the help of California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal ​OES).https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Hazard-Maps-for-Santa-Barbara-and-San-Luis-Obispo-Counties.aspx, /index/Pages/News/CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Hazard-Maps-for-Santa-Barbara-and-San-Luis-Obispo-Counties.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=822021-07-08T15:05:00Z
CGS Issues New Tsunami Hazard Maps for San Francisco, Contra Costa, Santa ClaraCGS Issues New Tsunami Hazard Maps for San Francisco, Contra Costa, Santa ClaraToday CGS issued new interactive Tsunami Hazard Area maps for counties of San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Contra Costa,​​ useful for evacuation planning in an extraordinary event. These maps allow users to type in an address to determine whether the property is within a tsunami hazard area. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Hazard-Maps-for-San-Francisco-Contra-Costa-Santa-Clara-Counties.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Hazard-Maps-for-San-Francisco-Contra-Costa-Santa-Clara-Counties.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1672021-07-08T15:00:00Z
Meet A Grant Manager Working to Restore California’s Riparian HabitatMeet A Grant Manager Working to Restore California’s Riparian HabitatMeet David Dodds, grant manager and guidelines developer for the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation and Working Lands and Riparian Corridors programs.https://calconservation.blog/2021/06/25/meet-a-grant-manager-working-to-restore-californias-riparian-habitat/, https://calconservation.blog/2021/06/25/meet-a-grant-manager-working-to-restore-californias-riparian-habitat/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1712021-06-25T17:00:00Z
Public NoticePublic NoticeCalGEM is considering changes to its four district boundaries. We are evaluating merging Northern and Coastal Districts into one Northern District. We're seeking public feedback on potential changes to the current district boundaries by July 13 via email.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/calgem_contacts.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/calgem_contacts.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=222021-06-24T15:00:00Z
DMR Welcomes New SupervisorDMR Welcomes New SupervisorCameron Campbell was appointed as Supervisor of DOC's Division of Mine Reclamation in June 2021.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/About-Us/Cameron-Campbell.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/About-Us/Cameron-Campbell.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=92021-06-16T16:00:00Z
Protecting Forests for the Other California Gold: LumberProtecting Forests for the Other California Gold: LumberThe lumber industry has a long history in California. CGS' Timber Harvesting Plan Review unit and its regulatory partners help ensure that the state's vibrant lumber industry does its work in a way that protects the environment and keeps forests healthy.https://calconservation.blog/2021/06/14/protecting-forests-for-the-other-california-gold-lumber/, https://calconservation.blog/2021/06/14/protecting-forests-for-the-other-california-gold-lumber/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1662021-06-15T23:25:00Z
WST Permitting Phase-Out Discussion Draft Rule Available for Public CommentWST Permitting Phase-Out Discussion Draft Rule Available for Public CommentCalGEM has publicly released pre-rulemaking draft regulations, available for public comment until July 4. Comments received will be reviewed and considered in developing proposed regulations for formal rulemaking that ends permitting for well stimulation treatments in 2024.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/rulemaking.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/rulemaking.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=212021-05-21T21:30:00Z
$1.2 Billion for DOC Programs in Governor’s May Revise Budget Proposal$1.2 Billion for DOC Programs in Governor’s May Revise Budget ProposalThe Governor’s 2021-2022 May Revise proposal includes $1.2 billion that would allow the DOC to do important work on environmental, public safety, and quality of life issues in California.https://calconservation.blog/2021/05/14/1-2-billion-for-doc-programs-in-governors-may-revise-budget-proposal/, https://calconservation.blog/2021/05/14/1-2-billion-for-doc-programs-in-governors-may-revise-budget-proposal/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1652021-05-14T23:30:00Z
Recording Now Available for Online Data Virtual WorkshopRecording Now Available for Online Data Virtual WorkshopNow available online is the video recording from our Introductory session on CalGEM's online tools for accessing state oil and gas data via CalGEM's data portals.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Virtual-Workshops.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Virtual-Workshops.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=202021-05-03T19:00:00Z
State Invites Applications for Projects to Protect Agricultural Lands ForeverState Invites Applications for Projects to Protect Agricultural Lands ForeverThe California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) seeks applications for round 7 of the cap-and-trade funded Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program, which limits sprawl, strengthens the agricultural economy, and helps California meet its climate change goals.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Invites-Applications-Projects-Protect-Ag-Lands-Forever-Reduce-Emissions.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Invites-Applications-Projects-Protect-Ag-Lands-Forever-Reduce-Emissions.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1642021-04-30T16:00:00Z
We’re Listening: Sessions on Racial Equity and Ag Land ConservationWe’re Listening: Sessions on Racial Equity and Ag Land ConservationStarting April 20, our Division of Land Resource Protection and the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) are hosting online listening sessions to gather feedback and ideas from the public regarding equity components of the Sustainable Agriculture Lands Conservation Program (SALC).https://calconservation.blog/2021/04/19/were-listening-sessions-on-racial-equity-and-ag-land-conservation/, https://calconservation.blog/2021/04/19/were-listening-sessions-on-racial-equity-and-ag-land-conservation/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1632021-04-20T02:45:00Z
Nature-Based Solutions and 30 by 30 Virtual Regional WorkshopsNature-Based Solutions and 30 by 30 Virtual Regional WorkshopsRegister now to provide input on California's commitment to conserve 30 percent of the state's land and coastal waters by 2030 and accelerate nature-based solutions to address climate change.https://resources.ca.gov/Initiatives/Expanding-Nature-Based-Solutions, https://resources.ca.gov/Initiatives/Expanding-Nature-Based-Solutionshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1622021-04-19T23:30:00Z
CalGEM Online Data: Virtual WorkshopsCalGEM Online Data: Virtual WorkshopsThis month we hosted introductory sessions on CalGEM’s new online tools for accessing state oil and gas data via CalGEM’s data portals: WellSTAR, WellSTAR Data Dashboard, and Well Finder.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Virtual-Workshops.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Virtual-Workshops.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1612021-04-14T20:00:00Z
Help California Map Recent LandslidesHelp California Map Recent LandslidesThe California Recent Reported Landslides Database is an online map showing the locations, photos, and other attributes of recent landslides in California. This map depends on volunteer reports from people like you! Visit the database to learn more.https://cadoc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=bc48ad40e3504134a1fc8f3909659041, Link to the web apphttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=492021-04-01T19:00:00Z
New Tsunami Hazard Maps Issued for Alameda, Monterey, San Mateo CountiesNew Tsunami Hazard Maps Issued for Alameda, Monterey, San Mateo CountiesToday the California Geological Survey releases interactive maps covering three more counties: Alameda, Monterey, and San Mateo. These maps allow users to enter an address to determine whether the property is within an area that may be subject to tsunami flooding.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/New-Tsunami-Hazard-Maps-Alameda-Monterey-San-Mateo.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/New-Tsunami-Hazard-Maps-Alameda-Monterey-San-Mateo.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1602021-03-23T16:00:00Z
CGS Releases New Tsunami Hazard Maps for Los Angeles CountyCGS Releases New Tsunami Hazard Maps for Los Angeles CountyAs California begins Tsunami Preparedness Week, the California Geological Survey (CGS) has released a new interactive Tsunami Hazard Area map for Los Angeles County.The map allows users to type in an address to determine whether the property is within a zone. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Tsunami-Prep-Week-CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Maps-LA.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Tsunami-Prep-Week-CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Maps-LA.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1592021-03-22T17:00:00Z
California Geological Survey Issues New Tsunami Maps for North CoastCalifornia Geological Survey Issues New Tsunami Maps for North CoastOn the 10-year remembrance of a tsunami that devastated Japan and damaged many California ports and harbors, the California Geological Survey (CGS) today released two new maps created to ensure public safety on the North Coast.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Maps-North-Coast.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Maps-North-Coast.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1582021-03-11T15:00:00Z
30-day Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Non-substantive Changes30-day Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Non-substantive ChangesEffective February 16, 2021, pursuant to PRC 2760, a 30-day notice of public hearing to consider adoption of regulatory changes will commence. The hearing is scheduled for the March 18, 2021 Board Meeting via Microsoft Teams. The hearing covers non-substative changes to 14 CCR 3720 - 3725.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/index.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/index.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=192021-02-16T20:00:00Z
State Lands Commission and CalGEM Announce Oil Well Abandonment MilestoneState Lands Commission and CalGEM Announce Oil Well Abandonment MilestoneThe State Lands Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Conservation’s California Geological Energy Management Division (CalGEM), has plugged and abandoned all 50 wells on Rincon Island and all 24 state onshore production wells.https://slc.ca.gov/content-types/slc-and-calgem-announce-oil-well-abandonment-milestone/, https://slc.ca.gov/content-types/slc-and-calgem-announce-oil-well-abandonment-milestone/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1562021-02-04T18:00:00Z
San Fernando ’71: Looking Back at the Earthquake that Made Us SaferSan Fernando ’71: Looking Back at the Earthquake that Made Us SaferOn February 9, 1971 at 6:01 a.m., a devastating magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the densely populated metro area of Los Angeles, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Fifty years later, the California Geological Survey shares unpublished archival photos and looks back at lessons learned. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/earthquakes/san-fernando, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/earthquakes/san-fernandohttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1572021-02-04T00:00:00Z
Q&A with California Geological Survey Librarian for #LibraryShelfieDayQ&A with California Geological Survey Librarian for #LibraryShelfieDayMost folks don’t know that the DOC is home to the California Geological Survey library–full of geologic resources, maps and rare books dating back to the 1600s! We ask our resident librarian Amy Loseth a few questions about library life on #LibraryShelfieDay, January 27.https://calconservation.blog/2021/01/27/qa-with-california-geological-survey-librarian-amy-loseth-for-libraryshelfieday/, https://calconservation.blog/2021/01/27/qa-with-california-geological-survey-librarian-amy-loseth-for-libraryshelfieday/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1552021-01-28T01:00:00Z
Vaccinate All 58Vaccinate All 58Learn more about Covid-19 vaccines through this survey.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YF8KGLW?source=ca&src=GpO8Z2weyOx2t6Uy3ns399rxivu7f4Tk, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YF8KGLW?source=ca&src=GpO8Z2weyOx2t6Uy3ns399rxivu7f4Tkhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1542021-01-26T20:00:00Z
CalGEM Releases 2020 Annual Permit SummaryCalGEM Releases 2020 Annual Permit SummaryThe California Geologic Energy Management (CalGEM) Division reported today that 2020 permits to drill new wells (all well types) in California were down nearly 23% compared to 2019. And for the second consecutive year, well plugging permits outpaced new drilling permits.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Releases-2020-Annual-Permit-Summary.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Releases-2020-Annual-Permit-Summary.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1532021-01-21T01:25:00Z
$1.5M in Grants Awarded to Support State's Groundwater Management Plan$1.5M in Grants Awarded to Support State's Groundwater Management PlanDOC today annouced five watershed coordinator grants totaling $1.5 million to support regional sustainable groundwater management goals. The grants will go to organizations around the state within medium- and high-priority groundwater basins.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Watershed-Coordinator-Grants-sustainable-groundwater.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Watershed-Coordinator-Grants-sustainable-groundwater.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1522021-01-19T19:45:00Z
2021 California Geological Survey Calendar Now Available2021 California Geological Survey Calendar Now AvailableCGS continues its annual tradition of designing beautiful wall calendars featuring geologic scenes within the state. Download this year's calendar now! Limited hardcopies are also available for purchase.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/publications/cgs-calendar, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Pages/Publications/Calendar.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1512021-01-08T23:00:00Z
Draft Public Health Regulations UpdateDraft Public Health Regulations UpdateConsistent with Executive Order N-79-20, CalGEM planned to release its draft regulations this month, but this timeline was extended to enable input and guidance from an independent public health expert panel. Informed by the expert panel, draft regulations will now be posted online in Spring 2021.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Public-Health.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Public-Health.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1502021-01-01T00:00:00Z
$52M Awarded to Conserve Agricultural Lands, Reduce Emissions$52M Awarded to Conserve Agricultural Lands, Reduce EmissionsWith the goal of conserving productive ag land, boosting local land-use planning, contributing to infill development, and reducing carbon emissions, the California Strategic Growth Council today approved Division of Land Resource Protection recommendations for more than $52 million in state grants.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/$52-Million-Awarded-to-Conserve-Agricultural-Lands,,-Reduce-Emissions.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/$52-Million-Awarded-to-Conserve-Agricultural-Lands,-Reduce-Emissions.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1492020-12-18T17:00:00Z
$2 Million in Watershed Restoration and Conservation Grants Announced$2 Million in Watershed Restoration and Conservation Grants AnnouncedToday DOC awards $2 million in first-of-their-kind grants for watershed restoration and conservation projects on agricultural lands in Marin, Sonoma, Kings and Ventura counties. Each grant went to a locally focused ​Resource Conservation District (RCD). https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/RCD-Watershed-Restoration-and-Conservation-Grants-Announced.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/RCD-Watershed-Restoration-and-Conservation-Grants-Announced.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1482020-11-13T19:10:00Z
CGS Virtual Career Fair is November 10CGS Virtual Career Fair is November 10Interested in seismology, electronics, or engineering? Attend our job fair for more info on joing the CGS team and how to apply. Vacancies for Senior Precision Electronics Specialists (SPES) and Seismological Instrument Technician I, II, & III (SIT). https://www.facebook.com/calconservation/photos/a.218384144978348/1832054370277976/, https://www.facebook.com/calconservation/photos/a.218384144978348/1832054370277976/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1472020-10-26T23:05:00Z
Bat Week Interview with an Environmental Scientist & Wildlife BiologistBat Week Interview with an Environmental Scientist & Wildlife BiologistTo bring attention to this year's Bat Week, this week on the blog we spoke to Trinity Smith, an environmental scientist and wildlife biologist in DMR's Abandoned Mine Lands Unit. Abandoned mines may be hazardous to the public, but valuable habitat for wildlife such as bats. https://calconservation.blog/2020/10/26/bat-week-interview-environmental-scientist-wildlife-biologist/, https://calconservation.blog/2020/10/26/bat-week-interview-environmental-scientist-wildlife-biologist/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1462020-10-26T22:00:00Z
Acting State Geologist on CGS Efforts to Keep Californians SafeActing State Geologist on CGS Efforts to Keep Californians SafeWith the anniversaries of two major earthquakes coming up, Acting State Geologist Steve Bohlen talks about the California Geological Survey's ongoing efforts to keep Californians safe.https://youtu.be/8fYcKtjrbGM, https://youtu.be/8fYcKtjrbGMhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1452020-10-16T22:00:00Z
Get Ready to ShakeOutGet Ready to ShakeOutJoin the Department of Conservation in participating in the Great California ShakeOut on October 15. This year's theme is Safe at Home. Do you know what to do in an earthquake? Read more and plan your drill now.https://www.shakeout.org/california/, https://www.shakeout.org/california/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1442020-10-07T19:00:00Z
Blog Update: CGS Geologists Assess Fire Burn Areas for Landslide PotentialBlog Update: CGS Geologists Assess Fire Burn Areas for Landslide PotentialWildfires are a disaster that can spawn yet another disaster: debris flows. CGS scientists continue to deploy as part of a CAL FIRE-led cross agency team – Watershed Emergency Response Teams (WERTs) – studying the damage of wildfires and determining the risk of debris flow.https://calconservation.blog/2020/09/01/cgs-geologists-assess-multiple-fire-burn-areas-for-landslide-potential/, https://calconservation.blog/2020/09/01/cgs-geologists-assess-multiple-fire-burn-areas-for-landslide-potential/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1432020-10-01T19:00:00Z
CGS releases "A History of California’s State Geological Surveys, 1850-2015"CGS releases "A History of California’s State Geological Surveys, 1850-2015"As one of the first and longest-operating agencies in the state, the California Geological Survey has weathered more than 165 years of change. Special Publication 126 is a book chronicling the activities of California’s geological surveys between 1850 and 2015. 660 pages. $75. Hard copy only.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/publications/releases, Official releases pagehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=692020-08-17T18:00:00Z
California Geological Survey Issues New Tsunami Maps for Humboldt CountyCalifornia Geological Survey Issues New Tsunami Maps for Humboldt CountyCGS today released two tsunami hazard maps for Humboldt County. One shows potential tsunami inundation – how far inland a surge of ​seawater might go in a worst-case scenario event. The other map shows where evacuees from a pending tsunami should go to ensure their safety.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Maps-for-Humboldt-County.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Maps-for-Humboldt-County.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1422020-08-13T15:40:00Z
Public Health Meeting of Government RegulatorsPublic Health Meeting of Government RegulatorsCalGEM has invited government regulators to a meeting on August 6. This is an information session with the two objectives of government information sharing & gathering questions from the public about related oversight and regulation of the oil & gas industry.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/publichealth, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/publichealthhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=192020-07-24T01:00:00Z
Funding Available to Hire Local Watershed CoordinatorsFunding Available to Hire Local Watershed CoordinatorsThis week in our Notes from the Field blog, we announce a funding opportunity that allows local entities to hire watershed coordinators. The purpose of this role is to develop plans and projects to improve watershed health, and to achieve state and local natural resources goals. https://calconservation.blog/2020/07/06/funding-available-to-hire-local-watershed-coordinators/, https://calconservation.blog/2020/07/06/funding-available-to-hire-local-watershed-coordinators/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1412020-07-06T21:00:00Z
COVID-19 Compliance TransparencyCOVID-19 Compliance TransparencyCalGEM expects operators to remain in compliance with permit & regulatory requirements to protect public health, safety, and the environment. Due to the pandemic, the State Oil and Gas Supervisor stated specific time-limited remedies will be considered. View requests, resulting decisions here.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/requests-regulatory-flexibility-covid-19.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/requests-regulatory-flexibility-covid-19.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=182020-06-26T01:00:00Z
Owens Lake Earthquake near Lone PineOwens Lake Earthquake near Lone PineA magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the Owens Valley in eastern California on June 24, 2020 at 10:40:49 local time. Initially reported as M 6.0, the U.S. Geological Survey downgraded it to M 5.8. Click/tap this news item for detailed information from the U.S.G.S. (opens an external website).https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci39493944/executive, USGS web page for this eventhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=652020-06-24T17:45:00Z
CalGEM Public Health Rulemaking Moves into Comment ReviewCalGEM Public Health Rulemaking Moves into Comment ReviewOutreach that began with regional meetings and moved digitally after the COVID-19 pandemic concludes with input gathered in person, by email, instant poll, survey. All comments will be reviewed and considered as we move toward a discussion draft of rulemaking.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/publichealth, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/publichealthhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1402020-06-15T17:00:00Z