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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 2024 Strategic Plan.

(last updated 07/08/2024)