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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).

 

 

 

 

Budget
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, and are reported on annually in Performance Progress Reports. Current KPMs are: 

Hazard & Risk Assessment Completion 
What’s Achieved: Oregon communities have accurate, detailed natural hazard and risk assessments to help plan for future disasters and improve their resilience 
How Progress is Measured: All Oregon cities have complete data

Lidar Data Completion 
What’s Achieved: Collects the lidar topographic data used for mapping, monitoring and managing infrastructure, agriculture, natural hazards and resources 
How Progress is Measured: Percentage of state with lidar coverage 

Detailed Geologic Map Completion 
What’s Achieved: Development of geologic maps essential to understand natural hazards & resources, and mineral resource potential 
How Progress​ is Measured: Percentage of state’s inhabited areas with high-resolution maps 

Accessibility of DOGAMI Information 
What’s Achieved: Increases access to current and historic data collections through creation of new website, digitizing library collections, and keeping online databases current 
How Progress is Measured: Completion of web, library, database projects

Permitted Mine Sites Inspected 
What’s Achieved: Proactive inspection of surface mining sites to help prevent off-site impacts or violations, and build positive relations with operators 
How Progress is Measured: Percentage of permitted active sites inspected biennially 

Customer Service
What’s Achieved: Helps ensure services provided by DOGAMI meet customer needs and expectations, and identifies opportunities for improvement 
How Progress is Measured: Percentage of customers rating satisfaction with Agency services as excellent or good 

Governance 
What’s Achieved: Helps ensure Agency operations meet best practices, and identifies opportunities for improvement 
How Progress is Measured: Annual assessment by DOGAMI Governing Board Connection to Strategic Framework: Governance & Operations Focus Area

KPMs are reported on annually in Performance Progress Reports.
 
Performance Progress Reports
 

 

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