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Secretary Haaland Announces $35 Million investment to Clean Up Orphaned Wells Secretary Haaland Announces $35 Million investment to Clean Up Orphaned Wells As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Infrafracture Week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a $35.2 million investment through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to continue reclaiming and restoring orphaned oil and gas wells in California. https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/secretary-haaland-announces-35-million-president-bidens-investing-america-agenda, https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/secretary-haaland-announces-35-million-president-bidens-investing-america-agendahttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2422024-05-17T20:00:00Z
New: Radon Potential in Western Nevada County (Special Report 258)New: Radon Potential in Western Nevada County (Special Report 258)SR 258 consists of a report and one plate (large map) identifying areas within western Nevada County where geologic conditions are more likely to contribute to excessive indoor radon levels. The report documents the data and procedures used to develop the map.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/publications/releases#sr258, Publication Announcementshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1772024-05-03T17:00:00Z
Kern and Arvin Community MeetingsKern and Arvin Community MeetingsRecent state and federal funding to plug and abandon orphan wells enables California to significantly expand efforts to permanently seal these potential environmental and public safety hazards. Wells in the Kern County have been prioritized to be plugged and permanently sealed.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/State-Abandonments.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/State-Abandonments.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=402024-04-26T21:00:00Z
Lindsay Whalin named Supervisor of the Division of Mine ReclamationLindsay Whalin named Supervisor of the Division of Mine ReclamationIn February 2024, Lindsay Whalin was named Supervisor of the Division of Mine Reclamation, after leading the Abandoned Mine Lands Unit since 2022. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/About-Us/Lindsay-Whalin.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/About-Us/Lindsay-Whalin.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=122024-04-15T21:55:00Z
New report: 2021 California Non-Fuel Mineral ProductionNew report: 2021 California Non-Fuel Mineral ProductionFor 2021, California remained one of the largest producers of non-fuel minerals in the United States. California ranked fourth, accounting for approximately 5.8 percent of the nation’s total. This report discusses production by commodity and summarizes current exploration.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/minerals/mineral-production, Link to the California Mineral Production pagehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1762024-03-14T00:00:00Z
New: Radon Potential in Western El Dorado County (Special Report 256)New: Radon Potential in Western El Dorado County (Special Report 256)SR 256 consists of a report and one plate (large map) identifying areas within western El Dorado County where geologic conditions are more likely to contribute to excessive indoor radon levels. The report documents the data and procedures used to develop the map.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/publications/releases#sr256, Publication Announcementshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1752024-03-07T01:00:00Z
Public Comment Period Opens for Leak Detection at Oil and Gas OperationsPublic Comment Period Opens for Leak Detection at Oil and Gas OperationsCalGEM released a Request for Information​ on technologies seeking feedback on technology and processes for ensuring leaks associated with oil and gas operations are being detected. Public Comment will be accepted until May 31, 2024.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/laws-regulations, Geologic Energy Management Laws and Rulemakinghttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=392024-02-29T18:00:00Z
Latest maps of Earthquake Fault Zones and Seismic Hazard Zones become officialLatest maps of Earthquake Fault Zones and Seismic Hazard Zones become officialThe California Geological Survey released official maps and reports of Seismic Hazard Zones and Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zones affecting the counties of Contra Costa and Sonoma.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/publications/releases#fer270, Link to Publication Announcements pagehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1742024-02-22T21:00:00Z
Methane Task Force to Host Sixth Public Meeting on February 29Methane Task Force to Host Sixth Public Meeting on February 29The Methane Task Force is a joint effort led by CalGEM and California Air Resources Board seeking to identify and respond to methane leaks from oil infrastructure near communities and address the impact methane has on climate change. Join the meeting via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. on February 29.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Methane-Task-Force.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Methane-Task-Force.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2412024-02-21T17:00:00Z
Public comment period opens on proposed Well Stimulation Permitting regulationPublic comment period opens on proposed Well Stimulation Permitting regulationPublic comments will be accepted on proposed text on the Well Stimulation Permitting Phase-Out regulation until March 27. The revised text was released on February 9.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/laws-regulations, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/laws-regulationshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=382024-02-09T15:00:00Z
SB 551 public comment period on proposed Cost Estimate Regulations SB 551 public comment period on proposed Cost Estimate Regulations Public comments will be accepted on a revision to the text of proposed Cost Estimate Regulations for Oil & Gas Operations until January 17. The updated text was released on January 2.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Documents/Cost Estimate Regulations 2nd 15-Day Public Notice.pdf, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Documents/Cost Estimate Regulations 2nd 15-Day Public Notice.pdfhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=372024-01-02T22:00:00Z
New CGS Note: Critical MineralsNew CGS Note: Critical MineralsWhat are critical minerals? Where do they occur? Why are they important? Get answers to these questions and more in this printer-friendly pamphlet designed especially for nontechnical audiences.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/documents/publications/cgs-notes/CGS-Note-58-Critical-Minerals-a11y.pdf, Link to the PDFhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1732023-12-16T04:00:00Z
CGS 2024 Wall Calendar Now AvailableCGS 2024 Wall Calendar Now AvailableThe California Geological Survey 2024 wall calendar is available as a high-quality print, PDF file, or JPG image. Get yours today!https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/publications/cgs-calendar, Calendarhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1322023-12-14T20:00:00Z
UPDATE: New application deadline for Fugitive Emissions StudyUPDATE: New application deadline for Fugitive Emissions StudyThe California State Department of Conservation’s Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) has extended the application period for independent contractors interested in the fugitive emissions study on idle, idle-deserted and abandoned well emissions for greenhouse gases. 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=362023-11-03T16:00:00Z
DOC Appoints New State Geologist to Lead State’s Geological SurveyDOC Appoints New State Geologist to Lead State’s Geological SurveyJeremy Lancaster has been named the State Geologist of California and will lead the DOC's California Geological Survey (CGS), an organization that traces its history to the Gold Rush but whose work continues to evolve to meet today’s emerging climate challenges and opportunities.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/appoints-new-state-geologist.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/appoints-new-state-geologist.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2402023-10-25T19:50:00Z
A Bat Week Special Interview with a ‘Bat Biologist’A Bat Week Special Interview with a ‘Bat Biologist’October 24-31 is Bat Week, an international celebration to bring awareness to bat conservation. And just in time — Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed a bill naming the Pallid Bat as California’s official state bat. Read more in an interview with our very own bat biologist.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=2392023-10-24T22:15:00Z
California Awards $8.5 Million for Climate Action on Natural and Working LandsCalifornia Awards $8.5 Million for Climate Action on Natural and Working LandsToday, Conservation announced $8.5 million for six organizations to build regional and state capacity to increase climate resilience on the state’s natural and working lands. The goal is to build a resilient, equitable and carbon-neutral future.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/California-award-8-5-million-climate-action-natural-working-lands.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/California-award-8-5-million-climate-action-natural-working-lands.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2382023-10-24T19:00:00Z
The Great California ShakeOut is October 19The Great California ShakeOut is October 19Conservation is a registered participant in tomorrow's Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill. At 10:19 a.m., join us and nearly 10 million Californians in practicing earthquake safety with a "drop, cover, and hold on" whether at home or in the office.https://www.shakeout.org/california/, https://www.shakeout.org/california/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2372023-10-18T19:15:00Z
In Memoriam: James Frazier “Jim” Davis (1931 – 2023)In Memoriam: James Frazier “Jim” Davis (1931 – 2023)The California Geological Survey remembers former California State Geologist, James F. Davis, who passed away on September 30, 2023.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/pages/tributes/jim_davis.aspx, Jim Davis memorial pagehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1722023-10-01T15:00:00Z
Request for Applications: Fugitive Emissions Study of Oil and Gas WellsRequest for Applications: Fugitive Emissions Study of Oil and Gas WellsCalGEM is requesting applications for a contractor to conduct a fugitive emissions study on idle, idle-deserted and abandoned well emissions for greenhouse gases. If interested, please review and respond by November 17, 2023.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=352023-09-29T16:00:00Z
Methane Task Force to Host Fifth Public Meeting on October 17Methane Task Force to Host Fifth Public Meeting on October 17The Methane Task Force is a joint effort led by CalGEM & California Air Resources Board seeking to identify and respond to methane leaks from oil infrastructure near communities and address the impact methane has on climate change. Join us for the fifth meeting at 5:30 p.m. October 17.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Methane-Task-Force.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Methane-Task-Force.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2362023-09-26T23:00:00Z
SMIP'23 Seminar is coming - October 19, 2023SMIP'23 Seminar is coming - October 19, 2023SMIP'23 registration is open! The California Geological Survey facilitates this annual seminar to communicate recent strong-motion research findings to interested parties. This year's seminar will again be entirely online, and free of charge.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/smip/seminar, SMIP Seminar landing pagehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1712023-09-13T15:00:00Z
Geologic and Geophysical Maps of the Stockton 30’ x 60’ QuadrangleGeologic and Geophysical Maps of the Stockton 30’ x 60’ QuadrangleThis release consists of two PDF files: a 79-page pamphlet and a multilayer plate depicting general geology, faults, landslides, gravity and aeromagnetic anomalies, topographic contours and relief, and more. Visit our Publication Announcements page for more information.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/publications/releases#rgm5, /cgs/publications/releaseshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1692023-09-12T21:00:00Z
$72 Million Awarded to Accelerate Building Fire-Resilient Communities$72 Million Awarded to Accelerate Building Fire-Resilient CommunitiesIn advance of peak fire season in California, the Department of Conservation has awarded more than $72 million to fifteen partners across the state working to create fire-adapted communities and landscapes by improving ecosystem health, wildfire preparedness and fire resilience.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Awards-72-Million-Building-Fire-Resilient-Communities-Landscapes.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Awards-72-Million-Building-Fire-Resilient-Communities-Landscapes.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2352023-08-18T19:00:00Z
California Considers First Round of Projects for Orphan Oil Well FundingCalifornia Considers First Round of Projects for Orphan Oil Well FundingConservation released a draft list of orphan wells proposed to be permanently sealed to protect public health and the environment -- part of the first wave of such projects supported by state and federal funding. Public comments about the list will be accepted through August 11. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/California-Considers-First-Round-Projects-Orphan-Oil-Well-Funding.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/California-Considers-First-Round-Projects-Orphan-Oil-Well-Funding.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2322023-07-18T21:00:00Z
Mandatory Training for Mine Inspectors in August, NovemberMandatory Training for Mine Inspectors in August, NovemberLocal government employees and consultants charged with inspecting Calfornia mines must complete a two-day training every five years and be certified by Conservation. The next training opportunities are August in Oceanside and November in Sacramento. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/workshops, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/workshopshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2332023-07-17T22:00:00Z
Gas & Oil Data DashboardGas & Oil Data DashboardCheck the WellSTAR dashboard for the latest info on permits, wells, production and other oil and gas data. https://app.powerbigov.us/view?r=eyJrIjoiNGQzZWU1N2QtNjNmYy00ODQyLWJlNDUtODBiYjg2MjYyYzIzIiwidCI6IjRjNTk4OGFlLTVhMDAtNDBlOC1iMDY1LWEwMTdmOWM5OTQ5NCJ9, https://app.powerbigov.us/view?r=eyJrIjoiNGQzZWU1N2QtNjNmYy00ODQyLWJlNDUtODBiYjg2MjYyYzIzIiwidCI6IjRjNTk4OGFlLTVhMDAtNDBlOC1iMDY1LWEwMTdmOWM5OTQ5NCJ9https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2342023-07-07T16:00:00Z
July 18 Draft Orphan Well Expenditure Plan Public MeetingJuly 18 Draft Orphan Well Expenditure Plan Public MeetingCalGEM​​ will release its Draft Orphan Well Expenditure Plan on Tuesday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. during a virtual public meetin​g. ​The draft plan will include our initial list of orphan wells proposed to permanently plug and seal using state and federal funds. Register for the meeting here.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/State-Abandonments.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/State-Abandonments.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2312023-07-06T16:00:00Z
Job Posting: Field Service Electronics Technician (JC-373636)Job Posting: Field Service Electronics Technician (JC-373636)The California Geological Survey is seeking a SEISMOLOGICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN 1 for its Strong Motion Instrumentation Program. Click for salary range, job description, application instructions, and more. The application deadline is July 13, 2023.https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=373636, Link to job posting at CalCareershttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2302023-06-29T16:00:00Z
Methane Task Force to Host Third Public Meeting on June 27Methane Task Force to Host Third Public Meeting on June 27The Methane Task Force is joint effort led by CalGEM & California Air Resources Board (CARB) seeking to identify and respond to methane leaks from oil infrastructure near communities and address the outsized impact methane has on climate change. Join us for our third meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 27.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Methane-Task-Force.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Methane-Task-Force.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2292023-06-27T01:00:00Z
$35 Million Awarded to Improve Groundwater Sustainability$35 Million Awarded to Improve Groundwater SustainabilityToday, the Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program awards $35 million to four regions that are adapting land use to improve sustainability of groundwater basins across Santa Cruz, Merced, Stanislaus, Kings, San Benito, Monterey, and Fresno counties.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CA-Awards-35M-Four-Regions-Improve-Groundwater-Sustainability.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CA-Awards-35M-Four-Regions-Improve-Groundwater-Sustainability.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2282023-06-16T19:00:00Z
Methane Task Force Joint Inspection EffortsMethane Task Force Joint Inspection EffortsFind the latest updates on the Arvin/Lamont oil and gas well inspections conducted by CalGEM, California Air Resources Board and San Joaquin Valley Air District here.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Arvin-and-Lamont-Well-Inspections-.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Arvin-and-Lamont-Well-Inspections-.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2272023-06-14T00:00:00Z
$1M Awarded to Tribal Partnerships for Carbon-Negative Fuel Development$1M Awarded to Tribal Partnerships for Carbon-Negative Fuel DevelopmentTwo new grants for projects seeking to convert biomass to carbon-negative energy will help meet the Governor’s goals for enhancing Tribal sovereignty and self-sufficiency while contributing toward statewide goals for forest health.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/1-Million-to-Tribal-Partnerships-Convert-Forest-Waste-Carbon-Negative-Fuel.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/1-Million-to-Tribal-Partnerships-Convert-Forest-Waste-Carbon-Negative-Fuel.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2252023-05-31T16:05:00Z
Update on Wells, Inspections, and RepairsUpdate on Wells, Inspections, and RepairsRead the latest on well activity in Kern and Los Angeles counties.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Oil-and-Gas-Supervisor-Issues-Statement-on-Two-Bakersfield-Long-Term-Idle-Wells.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Oil-and-Gas-Supervisor-Issues-Statement-on-Two-Bakersfield-Long-Term-Idle-Wells.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2022023-05-05T18:00:00Z
Round 9 Funding Open for Land Conservation ProgramRound 9 Funding Open for Land Conservation ProgramSustainable Agricultural Land Conservation Program (SALC) opened its ninth funding round with the adoption of guidelines by the Strategic Growth Council. We invite applications for projects that protect ag land and reduce greehouse gases. Get the Final Guideliens and Solicitation Package here.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/SALCP, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/SALCPhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2232023-04-26T23:00:00Z
DOC Issues Grants to Help Convert Forest Waste to Carbon-Negative FuelDOC Issues Grants to Help Convert Forest Waste to Carbon-Negative Fuel$3 million in Dept. of Conservation grants will help jumpstart innovative technologies designed to convert biomass to carbon-negative energy, which will also improve forest health, reduce wildfire risk, and improve the Sierra Nevada watershed.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Invests-3-Million-Convert-Forest-Waste-into-Carbon-Negative-Fuel.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Invests-3-Million-Convert-Forest-Waste-into-Carbon-Negative-Fuel.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2222023-04-18T22:00:00Z
New CGS Note: Serpentinite and Serpentine in CaliforniaNew CGS Note: Serpentinite and Serpentine in CaliforniaSerpentinite — the state rock of California — is well-known among botanists for its support of unique and rare plant species. It's also of concern because of its potential to contain asbestos. Learn more in this printer-friendly pamphlet designed especially for educators and students.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/documents/publications/cgs-notes/CGS-Note-57-Serpentinite-and-Serpentine-a11y.pdf, Link to the PDFhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1522023-04-07T19:00:00Z
New Report: California's Non-Fuel Mineral Production 2020New Report: California's Non-Fuel Mineral Production 2020California ranked fourth in the U.S. in overall production value, was the only domestic producer of boron and rare earth minerals vital to technology, and was a leading producer of construction materials, according to the latest California Geological Survey report.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/minerals/mineral-production, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/cgs/minerals/mineral-productionhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2212023-03-01T17:00:00Z
New report: 2020 California Non-Fuel Mineral ProductionNew report: 2020 California Non-Fuel Mineral ProductionCalifornia remained one of the largest producers of non-fuel minerals in the United States in 2020. This new report discusses the commodities produced as well as production and trends for many commodities.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/documents/minerals/california-non-fuel-mineral-production-2020-a11y.pdf, Link to the PDFhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1362023-02-28T23:50:00Z
Notice to Operators on SB 1137Notice to Operators on SB 1137The provisions of SB 1137 have been suspended, see the related Notice to Operators here.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/for_operators/Pages/NoticetoOperator.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/for_operators/Pages/NoticetoOperator.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2202023-02-04T04:00:00Z
Department of Conservation Awards $2.4M to Improve Health of Local WaterwaysDepartment of Conservation Awards $2.4M to Improve Health of Local WaterwaysImproving, protecting, and restoring local waterways is the goal of the $2.4 million in grants awarded by the California Department of Conservation to fund planning and implementation projects for riparian corridors in San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Ventura, Santa Cruz, and Siskiyou counties.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/$2-4M-to-Improve-Health-of-Local-Waterways.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/$2-4M-to-Improve-Health-of-Local-Waterways.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=102023-02-02T22:00:00Z
Application Period Open for Multibenefit Land Repurposing ProgramApplication Period Open for Multibenefit Land Repurposing ProgramApplications for $40 million in Round 2 grants from the Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program, part of Governor Newsom's multi-faceted response to the ongoing drought, can be submitted now through March 29.https://www.conservation.ca.gov//index/Pages/News/Accepting-Applications-for-Round-2-of-Land-Repurposing-Program.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov//index/Pages/News/Accepting-Applications-for-Round-2-of-Land-Repurposing-Program.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2192023-02-01T17:00:00Z
Methane Task Force to Host Third Public Meeting on February 21Methane Task Force to Host Third Public Meeting on February 21The Methane Task Force is joint effort led by CalGEM & California Air Resources Board (CARB) seeking to identify and respond to methane leaks from oil infrastructure near communities and address the outsized impact methane has on climate change. Join us for our third meeting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Methane-Task-Force.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Methane-Task-Force.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2182023-01-24T22:30:00Z
SB 1137 First Emergency Implementation Regulations Adopted SB 1137 First Emergency Implementation Regulations Adopted On January 6, CalGEM’s emergency regulations to support implementation of Senate Bill 1137 were approved by the Office of Administrative Law, filed with the Secretary of State, and made effective the same day. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/SB1137.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/SB1137.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2162023-01-18T17:00:00Z
Help California Map Recent LandslidesHelp California Map Recent LandslidesThis map depends on volunteer reports from people like you! The California Reported Landslides Database is an online map showing the locations, photos, and other attributes of recent landslides in California.https://cadoc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=bc48ad40e3504134a1fc8f3909659041, California Reported Landslides maphttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=492023-01-01T16:00:00Z
CGS Note 48 update: Checklist for Engineering Geology & Seismology Reports, 2022CGS Note 48 update: Checklist for Engineering Geology & Seismology Reports, 2022Note 48 aka "Checklist for the review of Engineering Geology and Seismology Reports for California Public Schools, Hospitals, and Essential Services Buildings" is the guide CGS uses to evaluate geologic reports prepared under CCR Title 24, California Building Code. This supersedes the 2019 version.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/reviews/school-hospital-and-environmental-reviews#Note48, Link to description of CGS Note 48https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=562022-12-21T16:00:00Z
Did You Feel It? Magnitude 6.4 Quake Reminds Californians to Stay PreparedDid You Feel It? Magnitude 6.4 Quake Reminds Californians to Stay PreparedA M6.4 earthquake just offshore of Humboldt County early Tuesday. The quake is associated with 2 deaths, several injuries, power outages, damage to structures, and scores of aftershocks, including 3 over M4. California Geological Survey scientists are helping to assess the effects and damage.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/earthquakes, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/earthquakeshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2172022-12-20T19:30:00Z
$74 Million Awarded to Conserve 54,000 Acres of Agricultural Lands$74 Million Awarded to Conserve 54,000 Acres of Agricultural LandsToday the California Strategic Growth Council approved recommendations by Department of Conservation for $74 million in grants to protect 54,000 acres of agricultural lands at risk of development. The investments are part of Round 8 of the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/SALCP/Pages/Index.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/SALCP/Pages/Index.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2152022-12-15T22:00:00Z
Six new geologic maps!Six new geologic maps!That's right, new maps just in time for the holidays: Elledge Peak 24k, Burnt Peak and Neenach School 24k, Landers-Yucca Valley North 24k, Merced 100k, and Oakdale 100k. Get them at our Preliminary Regional Geologic Maps page.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/rgm/preliminary, Preliminary Geologic Mapshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1292022-12-12T16:00:00Z
New CGS Note: Geology, Soils, and EcologyNew CGS Note: Geology, Soils, and EcologyCGS Notes are short pamphlets that focus on California's geology, designed for educators, students, and other non-geologists. This new Note describes how geology influences soil development and ecosystems in California.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/documents/publications/cgs-notes/CGS-Note-56-Geology-Soils-Ecology-a11y.pdf, Link to the PDFhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1332022-12-06T01:00:00Z