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DOGAMI's goal is to increase knowledge of Oregon's geologic resources and hazards. We work to help Oregon communities through science and stewardship.

Our Geological Survey & Services (GS&S) program develo​ps 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 overview.
  • 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.

Our Mineral Land Regulation & Reclamation (MLRR) 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 overview​.​

​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.​​​

  • Learn more about the Agency's goals and objectives for achieving our mission and vision at our Budget & Performance​ page.​​​​​​

The Governing Board sets agency policy and oversees general operations. Its five members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The Board adopts a strategic plan every six years. This guides DOGAMI's mission and objectives. They meet at least quarterly at sites around the state. The Governing board provides an important connection between the agency and Oregon communities.​

  • Learn more about the Governing Board, board members, and meeting minutes at our Governing Board​ page.

​DOGAMI operations are held to the highest standards of accountable public service and science, ensuring the services we deliver contribute to Oregon's safety and prosperity.​​

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.

​The 2015-2021 Strategic Framework provides shared goals and objectives to guide the Agency's progress over a six-year period. 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.​

thumbnail of strategic framework coverLearn more about DOGAMI's goals and objectives for achieving our mission and vision in the 2015-2021 Strategic Framework (PDF).​

​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:

#1. 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

#2. 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

#3. 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

#4. 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 mine sites inspected biennially

#5. 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

#6. 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

Annual Performance Progress Reports

FY 2018 Annual Performance Progress Report (PDF, 900 KB)
FY 2017 Annual Performance Progress Report (PDF, 2 MB)
FY 2016 Annual Performance Progress Report (PDF, 2 MB)​

DOGAMI Locations

800 NE Oregon St., Suite 965
Portland, OR 97232​
Phone: 971-673-1555
Fax: 971-673-1562
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30

229 Broadalbin St. SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: 541-967-2039
Fax: 541-967-2075
Hours: By appointment. Please call to schedule.
Baker County Courthouse
1995 3rd Street, Suite 130
Baker City, OR 97814
Phone: 541-519-3419​
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Please call to check staff availability.​
P.O. Box 1033
Newport OR 97365
Phone: 541-819-9023​
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Please call to check staff availability.​
3106 Pierce Parkway Suite D
Springfield, OR 97477
Phone: 541-225-6451
Hours: By appointment. Please call to schedule.​