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About Us
The Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) helps increase understanding of Oregon’s geologic resources and hazards through science and stewardship.
Our Geological Survey & Services program develops maps, reports, and data to help Oregon manage natural resources and prepare for natural hazards. GS&S core program areas include:
  • Studying hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, floods and coastal erosion, community vulnerability to those hazards, and ways to reduce risk. Hazards website.
  • Geologic mapping to support healthy ecosystems and guide rural and urban development.
  • Collection of lidar, which provides accurate high-resolution images of the earth’s surface, for use in new-generation mapping, natural resource management, planning, and many other applications. Oregon Lidar Consortium website.

Our Mineral Land Regulation & Reclamation program oversees the state’s mineral production, and works to minimize impacts of natural resource extraction and to maximize the opportunities for land reclamation. The fee-based, statewide program regulates all upland and underground mining on lands within the State, and works collaboratively with other state agencies, local governments, Oregon’s federally recognized Indian tribes, industry and the public. MLRR program website.
Mission & Vision
DOGAMI provides earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous.
We envision an Oregon where people and places are prepared for natural hazards; where decisions for Oregon’s future always consider natural hazards; where resource potential is fully understood and responsibly developed; where earth science contributes to the health of our coast, rivers, forests, and other ecosystems; and where geologic learning and discovery abound.
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Learn more about the Agency’s goals and objectives for achieving our mission and vision in the 2015-2021 Strategic Framework (PDF).





Oregon operates under a two-year (biennium) budget process. The budget development process has three major phases:
  • Agency Request Budget: DOGAMI begins with the previous biennium's budget, then adds, removes, or adjusts the budget based on program needs and policy responsibilities.
  • Governor's Budget: The Governor's Office and the Chief Financial Office build on and may revise the Agency Request Budget. The resulting Governor’s Budget is presented to the Legislature for consideration.
  • Legislatively Adopted Budget: Legislative committees review proposed budgets and hold public hearings before the full Legislature votes on each agency's budget.
2017-19 DOGAMI Budget
Strategic Framework
The 2015-2021 Strategic Framework provides shared goals and objectives to guide the Agency’s progress over the next six years. The Strategic Framework establishes five focus areas, and sets a high-level goal and goal-advancing objectives for each area. Short-term initiatives are developed during each biennium to advance specific objectives.
Key Performance Measures
Key Performance Measures (KPMs) track DOGAMI’s progress in delivering specific mission-advancing services. DOGAMI’s KPMs align with the goals and objectives of the Strategic Framework. Four of the KPMs – Hazard and Risk Assessment Completion, Lidar Data Completion, Detailed Geologic Map Completion, and Percent of Permitted Sites Inspected Biennially – are new and will be implemented in 2017-19. Two existing KPMs – Customer Service and Governance – are continuing from previous years.
KPMs are reported on annually in Performance Progress Reports.
Performance Progress Reports