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Mined Land Reclamation Awards recipients announced

Outstanding mine operation and innovative approaches to reclamation honored. Read the news release


Landslide hazard and risk stud​y of central and western Multnomah County

part of IMS-57 landslide study map

The study identifies areas of Multnomah County where landslides are more likely to happen – and how many people and buildings are at risk when they do. Read the news release


Earthquake regional impact analysis for Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties

DOGAMI O-18-02 report cover page graphic 

The study offers a look at potential impacts, including estimates of injuries, building damages, and people needing shelter, for a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. Read the news release.


Statewide map of radon potential

thumbnail of map sheet from DOGAMI O-18-01, Radon potential in Oregon

Radon is produced in the natural decay of uranium, which is found in trace amounts in all rocks and soils. The map shows areas where Oregon’s underlying geology is more likely to produce radon. See radon potential information in Oregon HazVu.

Testing your home is the only way to know if radon is present. Learn more from the Oregon Health Authority about radon risk in Oregon and testing your home for radon.


Interactive lidar map reveals Oregon’s dramatic landscapes

The Lidar Data Viewer interactive map offers additional data and new features that make exploring and downloading lidar easier than ever before.



Maps look at landslide hazards in east Multnomah County, including Eagle Creek fire area

Read the news release. See mapped landslides in Oregon with the SLIDO web map – now mobile!





rain-saturated soils can trigger landslides
Guide helps identify and reduce landslide hazards around the home

DOGAMI and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources teamed up to develop the guide, which offers guidance on landslide warning signs as well as resources.
Download the guide. Read the news release.

Heavy rain can trigger landslides. Learn more about what you can do before and during storms:


geologic map 

Explore Oregon’s geology with an interactive map

Report on mineral resource potential of southern and eastern Oregon counties now available


2015-2021 DOGAMI strategic framework coverDOGAMI 2015-2021 Strategic Framework

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) has released the strategic framework that will guide the agency’s work over the next six years.


Resources for preparing for earthquakes and tsunamis


Tsunami warnings now part of NOAA's Wireless Emergency Alert system

Did you know that most mobile carriers will automatically send you tsunami warnings as part of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system? See the NOAA Tsunami Warnings via Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) fact sheet or NOAA Wireless Emergency Alert page for more information.

Statewide seismic needs assessment

Final results of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries' work on the statewide seismic needs assessment of Oregon education and emergency services buildings, as directed by the 73rd Legislative Assembly (Senate Bill 2, 2005).





Calico Resources USA meetings:​

Upcoming DOGAMI Governing Board meetings​:
  • Oct 1, 2018 – Portland
  • Dec 10, 2018 – Portland
Oregon historical mining information available online 

Historical mine and commodities records, formerly available to the public at DOGAMI Portland and Grants ​Pass office reference libraries, are now available as PDF files in the Oregon Historical Mining Information (OHMI) archive. The first part of this ongoing project includes small-di​mension maps, letters, news clippings, photographs, and reports. The agency plans to combine OHMI records with the GIS-based Mineral Information Layer for Oregon (MILO).

MILO-2 is a geospatial database that stores and manages information regarding Oregon's mineral occurrences, prospects, and mines. A subset of the data is shown on the interactive map.