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10/10/2017 Interactive lidar map reveals Oregon’s dramatic landscapes | news release
10/05/2017 Oregon awarded grant for tsunami preparedness projects; A $354,241 grant from the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program will fund multiple projects aimed at increasing the resilience of coastal communities. | news release
09/21/2017 New maps look at landslide hazards in Eagle Creek fire area | news release
07/12/2017 State agencies to meet July 26 on proposed gold mine in Malheur County | news release
06/27/2017 New levee database benefits flood preparedness; Comprehensive data is a first for Oregon, adding an important resource for reducing flood risks as well as ecological restoration | news release | preview/download
06/22/2017 Mined Land Reclamation Awards recipients announced; Outstanding habitat restoration and innovative approaches to reclamation honored | news release
06/06/2017 State agencies to meet June 16 on proposed gold mine in Malheur County | news release
05/24/2017 Meetings on proposed gold mine to be held in Ontario, Bend | news release
04/07/2017 PNW geological surveys release new homeowners guide to landslides: Pamphlet puts landslide information in homeowners hands | news release
11/01/2016 Many more tsunami zone signs coming to Highway 101 | news release
10/25/2016 'Novel' solution may slow coastal erosion, report shows | news release
10/13/2016 Introducing Oregon’s new interactive geologic map | news release
09/28/2016 Jeremiah joins DOGAMI Governing Board | news release
09/13/2016 Report on mineral resource potential of southern and eastern Oregon counties now available | news release | preview/download
09/07/2016 Landslide mapping methods defined in new paper | news release | preview/download
08/18/2016 New online collections of Oregon mining records open up our state’s rich history. Explore Baker County Mining Claim Records, Historical Society Records, and Mining Permits | news release
06/23/2016 Mined Land Reclamation Awards announced: Outstanding habitat restoration, innovative approaches to reducing mine impacts, and the reclamation legacy of Canby Sand & Gravel’s Robert Traverso honored | news release | more about the recipients | photo on Flickr
02/24/2016 New map looks at Oregon’s likely landslide areas | news release | preview/download
12/30/2015 New maps offer a modern look at the geology of Oregon's southern coast | news release | preview/download
12/08/2015 Oregon geologic maps, reports and more now free online; Everything the state’s geologic agency has published since 1937 is available for free download in Publications Center, which launched today | news release | Publications Center
11/25/2015 Brad Avy appointed Oregon’s State Geologist; Avy, who begins December 1, brings a wealth of state agency, geology experience | news release
10/23/2015 Oregon State’s Ashford joins DOGAMI Governing Board; Dr. Scott Ashford, dean of Oregon State University’s College of Engineering, will join the five-member board | news release
10/09/2015 Oregon celebrates Earth Science Week October 11-17; The weeklong event encourages new ways of exploring and seeing our planet | news release
09/17/2015 State agencies to meet September 28 on proposed gold mine in Malheur County | news release
09/04/2015 Be alert for debris flows in central and eastern Oregon | news release
08/14/2015 Meetings on proposed gold mine to be held in Ontario, Bend | news release
08/07/2015 Run, walk or roll to get ready for the big one; Race the Wave returns to Cannon Beach as energetic, easy way to prepare for tsunami | news release
07/29/2015 New studies examine Oregon coastal flood hazards; Cutting-edge approaches used for in-depth understanding | news release
07/13/2015 Nature of the Northwest closes its doors: Last-chance 40 percent off sale this Friday | news release
07/10/2015 Be alert for debris flows in southeast Oregon | news release
07/10/2015 DOGAMI Governing Board to meet July 24 in Bend | news release
07/09/2015 Be alert for debris flows in northeast Oregon | news release
07/07/2015 Oregon landslide research honored with geology award; Geological Society of America recognizes paper on the Johnson Creek Landslide | news release
06/25/2015 Mined Land Reclamation Awards recipients announced; Outstanding reclamation, mine operation, habitat protection honored | news release | photos on Flickr
06/02/2015 New maritime resources for tsunami response, readiness; Guide helps Newport and Toledo mariners navigate tsunami hazards | news release | guide | series preview
05/21/2015 Be alert for debris flows in central and northeast Oregon | news release
03/24/2015 Abandoned mine features uncovered with lidar; Potential danger for public, foresters, firefighters revealed with new maps | news release
03/20/2015 State agencies to meet March 30 on proposed gold mine in Malheur County | news release
03/19/2015 Remembering the Oso landslide; As the anniversary of Washington’s devastating landslide approaches, work continues to understand, prepare for the geologic hazard | news release
03/10/2015 DOGAMI announces new agency leadership; Ian Madin will serve as interim State Geologist; Richard Riggs joins as new Assistant Director | news release
12/29/2014 New study maps coastal Curry County landslide hazards; data also included in SLIDO 3.2 web map update | news release | preview/buy | SLIDO web map
12/16/2014 DOGAMI names new leader for Mineral Land Regulation & Reclamation program | news release | MLRR
12/15/2014 Lidar Explored calendar shows off Oregon geology; see Oregon in a new light with incredible images created using lidar technology | news release | preview/buy
10/01/2014 New map poster explores Columbia River connections; Oregon and Washington geologists collaborate in honor of Geologic Map Day | news release
09/30/2014 Maffei appointed to DOGAMI Governing Board; Laura Maffei, an attorney and registered geologist, joins the board | news release
09/23/2014 Oregon celebrates Earth Science Week October 12-18; weeklong event encourages scientific exploration and understanding | news release | Governor Kitzhaber's Proclamation | www.earthsciweek.org
09/15/2014 Tsunami readiness means knowing evacuation routes; With tsunami waves arriving in minutes, getting to high ground is critical | news release
06/30/2014 Take geology on the trail with mobile maps; explore Mount Hood, Crater Lake, and Three Sisters with GPS features | news release | maps
06/27/2014 Companies honored with Mined Land Reclamation Awards; Special Recognition Award given to Bob Short, tireless industry advocate | news release | MLR Awards
06/09/2014 New maps unravel the geology, hazards of Oregon’s southern coast | news release | preview
04/23/2014 Oregon geologists expand statewide landslide database. More landslide locations have been mapped in the past five years than the past 60, increasing understanding of Oregon's potential for future landslides | news release
03/20/2014 Be ready for an earthquake, wherever travel takes you. Exploring Oregon during spring break? Take time to plan for an earthquake or tsunami before setting off on your adventure | news release
02/13/2014 Landslides and debris flows possible in eastern and western Oregon, southeast Washington: Stay alert and use caution as Flood Watches continue throughout much of Oregon | news release | more about debris flow warnings
02/13/2014 Landslide and debris flow potential extended to central Douglas County: Stay alert and use caution as Flood Watches continue in multiple locations | news release | more about debris flow warnings
02/12/2014 Landslides and debris flows possible in southwest Oregon: Stay alert and use caution as a Flood Watch begins in multiple locations | news release | more about debris flow warnings
02/11/2014 Potential landslides and debris flows in Coos County: Flood Watch issued for the Coquille River and South Fork Coquille River | news release | more about debris flow warnings
01/24/2014 Lessons of preparedness from historic earthquake: January 26 marks the 314th anniversary of the last great Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, and a great time to prepare | news release | www.OregonTsunami.org
01/15/2014 Meeting set on proposed Malheur County gold mine; State agencies to meet via conference call on Jan. 22 | news release | agenda
01/03/2014 DOGAMI names Earth Science Information Officer; new staff to lead efforts to connect Oregonians with geologic information | news release
12/31/2013 Study looks at coastal erosion hazards in Waldport along Alsea Bay; new maps help predict future danger zones by showing storm wave erosion, tidal effects and future sea level rise | news release | preview
12/31/2013 Tsunami model data released for entire Oregon coast; model output can assist in site-specific evaluations of tsunami risk | news release | preview
12/27/2013 Geologic database, models released for Portland area; new information can help assess risk from earthquakes and landslides | news release | preview
12/20/2013 Thermal infrared information data for Oregon released | news release | preview
12/19/2013 Southwestern Oregon coast mapped; New geologic map refines our understanding of this complex area | news release | preview
12/18/2013 New report finds landslide risks are high for Clackamas County in Portland metro area | news release | preview
12/09/2013 Coastal survey: Oregon beaches see more short-term erosion | OSU news release | USGS publication
10/29/2013 Geology of Menagerie Wilderness examined | news release | preview
10/16/2013 Landslide susceptibility mapped for City of Astoria; city has high risk, say geologists | news release | preview
10/14/2013 New Cascadia earthquake and tsunami scenario released; report issued just days before the Great Oregon Shakeout, a statewide earthquake drill this Thursday | news release | preview
10/07/2013 New lidar-based recreation map of the Crater Lake area released; map shows trails and describes geologic history | news release | preview
10/02/2013 Tsunami inundation scenario data released for entire Oregon coast; seamless GIS data set reflects latest computer modeling | news release | preview
09/30/2013 2014 calendar reveals stunning Oregon landscapes; Images made using lidar technology show how geology influences the land under our feet | news release | preview
09/26/2013 Oregon shoreline mapping program expanded; New beach observation sites at Gold Beach, Rogue Shores, Nesika Beach, and Netarts record erosion rates | news release | preview
09/18/2013 Geologic Map Day: Celebrate October 18! | news release
09/04/2013 Increased potential for landslides and debris flows on eastern Oregon rivers | news release
09/04/2013 Department of Geology and Mineral Industries offices will be closed September 12 and September 13, 2013, for all-staff meeting | news release
08/20/2013 Oregon coast now fully mapped for tsunami dangers: Coast is safer for summer beach season after four-year mapping and outreach effort reaches milestone | news release
08/13/2013 Sandy River and Hood River stream channel migration GIS data available | news release | preview Sandy River OFR or Hood River OFR
07/31/2013 Mined Land Reclamation Awards announced by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries | news release: short | extended
06/21/2013 Earthquake impact data for 2012 Oregon Resilience Plan released | news release | preview publication
06/18/2013 New tsunami maps for Clatsop County coastline; attend an upcoming readiness rally, learn how to protect your family | news release | view tsunami evacuation brochure PDFs | view TIM map PDFs
06/05/2013 Additional lidar data available for Rogue Basin area | news release | Lidar Data Viewer
05/29/2013 Tsunami evacuation drills at the coast this week | news release
05/10/2013 Additional statewide Oregon geothermal data available: aqueous chemistry, direct-use site, power plant site, and volcanic vent data sets available for download | news release | download data
05/09/2013 Tsunami evacuation maps for Florence and Dunes City areas released | news release | view PDFs
05/06/2013 Tsunami inundation maps available for entire Douglas County coastline | news release | preview publications
04/30/2013 Tsunami mapping and outreach campaign kicks off Wednesday, May 1, for Lincoln County | news release
04/25/2013 Tsunami evacuation maps for Reedsport and Lakeside areas released | news release | view PDFs
04/03/2013 Stunning poster reveals historical channels of the Willamette River | news release | preview
04/03/2013 Maps for City of Vernonia show flood and landslide hazards | news release | preview O-13-03, IMS-54, IMS-55
04/02/2013 Landslides mapped in Harbor Hills area, Curry County | news release | preview
04/02/2013 Additional lidar data available for Klamath County | news release | Lidar Data Viewer
03/18/2013 Dennis Luke appointed to DOGAMI Governing Board | news release
03/11/2013 State approves proposed Grassy Mountain gold mine baseline data collection methodologies | news release | link to baseline study plans
03/06/2013 Tsunami inundation maps available for entire Lane County coastline | news release | preview publications
02/15/2013 Radiometric age data for Oregon now available | news release | preview
02/14/2013 Tsunami inundation maps available for areas of Lane and Douglas County coastlines | news release | preview publications
02/12/2013 Tsunami inundation maps available for entire Lincoln County coastline | news release | preview publications
02/05/2013 New lidar data available for northeastern Oregon | news release | Lidar Data Viewer
02/04/2013 Web map shows geothermal hotspots in Oregon | news release | GTILO-2 web map | GTILO-2 fact sheet
01/24/2013 Study maps changes in Sandy River channel | news release | preview publication
12/31/2012 Study redefines flood zones along Coos County coast | news release | preview publication
12/28/2012 Tsunami evacuation maps for Newport, Neskowin, Pacific City, Sand Lake, and Tierra Del Mar released | news release | view PDFs
12/27/2012 Tsunami inundation maps available for entire Coos County coastline | news release | preview publications
12/27/2012 New digital geologic map of the Hood River Valley, Hood River and Wasco Counties, available | news release | preview publication
12/21/2012 New study uses lidar to characterize shoreline change in Clatsop and Tillamook Counties | news release | preview publication
12/20/2012 Geothermal Information Layer for Oregon, Release 2: A database system that stores Oregon’s geothermal resource information | news release | GTILO-2 data on the web
12/19/2012 Increased potential for landslides and debris flows in northwestern Oregon | news release
12/19/2012 Thousands of landslides mapped in Lane and Lincoln Counties | news release
12/07/2012 State agency meeting set on Calico Resources proposed gold mine in Malheur County | news release
12/03/2012 Increased potential for landslides and debris flows in southwestern Oregon | news release | learn more about debris flow warnings
12/03/2012 Increased potential for landslides and debris flows on northwest Oregon rivers | news release | learn more about debris flow warnings
11/28/2012 Increased potential for landslides and debris flows in Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades | news release | learn more about debris flow warnings | All National Weather Service Watches, Warnings, and Advisories for Oregon
11/20/2012 Tsunami inundation maps available for entire Curry County coastline | TIM overview | latest TIM news release
11/19/2012 Increased potential for landslides and debris flows in western Oregon | news release | learn more about debris flow warnings
11/08/2012 Tsunami inundation maps (TIMs) for central Coos County released | TIM overview | latest TIM news release
11/02/2012 Rogue Valley 2012 area lidar data available | news release | Lidar Data Viewer
11/01/2012 New lidar-based recreation map of the Three Sisters area shows trails and describes geologic history of the region | news release | preview
10/30/2012 Increased potential for landslides and debris flows in Coast Range of Northwest Oregon; North Oregon Coast | news release
10/26/2012 Burns, Deschutes, Ochoco, and Pine Creek area lidar data available | news release | Lidar Data Viewer
10/16/2012 Geologic hazards in Oregon now easy to find with online tool, debuting this week
news release | Oregon HazVu: Statewide Geohazards Viewer site
10/09/2012 Tsunami inundation maps (TIMs) for southern Coos County released | TIM overview | latest TIM news release
10/05/2012 Tsunami inundation maps (TIMs) for southern Coos County released | TIM overview | latest TIM news release
09/20/2012 New procedure for mapping shallow-landslide susceptibility uses lidar data; Silverton area an example | news release
09/13/2012 Andree Pollock joins Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries as Assistant Director | news release
09/11/2012 New landslide maps for Portland metro region reveal thousands of slides | news release
09/10/2012 Public forum to be held on geothermal resources and development in eastern Oregon | news release
09/07/2012 Western Oregon Seismic Reflection Data Imagery | news release | preview publication
08/29/2012 Mined Land Reclamation Awards announced | news release
08/15/2012 Governing Board meeting set for August 20, 2012 | news release | agenda
07/23/2012 Tsunami inundation maps for areas surrounding Coos Bay – North Bend in Coos County released | news release | TIM series overview
07/20/2012 Tsunami inundation maps for entire coastline of Tillamook County available | news release | TIM series overview
07/16/2012 Revised tsunami inundation maps show new tsunami wave heights for northern Tillamook County and Coos Bay area | news release | TIM series overview
07/11/2012 State agency meeting set on Calico Resources proposed gold mine in Malheur County | news release
07/09/2012 Tsunami evacuation maps for Brookings and Harbor; Port Orford; Gold Beach and Hunter Creek; Nesika Beach and Ophir released | news release
06/08/2012 Governing Board to meet in Portland June 29, 2012 | news release
06/06/2012 New map of Portland area reveals Missoula floods features | news release | preview publication
05/15/2012 Coos Bay area tsunami evacuation drill happening May 31 | news release | Coos Bay evac map revised 5/11/12 (errata note to 2/11/12 map)
04/27/2012 Tsunami evacuation maps for Nehalem River Valley area and Rockaway Beach released | news release
04/26/2012 Don Lewis, assistant director of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, resigns | news release
04/24/2012 Geologic map of Mount McLoughlin, Klamath County, released | news release | preview publication
04/19/2012 Tsunami inundation maps for Manzanita, Nehalem, and Rockaway Beach released | news release | TIM series overview
03/21/2012 Tsunami evacuation drills at the Oregon coast beginning this weekend! | news release | www.OregonTsunami.org
03/20/2012 NANOOS - DOGAMI - WA DNR joint news release: Interactive tsunami evacuation maps now available for the Pacific Northwest | news release
03/09/2012 Tsunami inundation maps for Tillamook, Garibaldi, Bay City, Cape Meares, Netarts, and Oceanside released | news release | TIM series overview
03/06/2012 Klamath County area lidar data released | news release | Lidar Data Viewer
02/28/2012 Is your family ready to survive an earthquake and tsunami? | news release | www.OregonTsunami.org
02/23/2012 Updated SLIDO-2 landslide viewer online | viewer | news release | preview
01/31/2012 Mount Hood geologic hazards study examines risk and exposure in surrounding communities | news release (Regarding Open-File Report O-11-16, Multi-Hazard and Risk Study for the Mount Hood Region, Multnomah, Clackamas, and Hood River Counties, Oregon), DVD, $30 | preview | fact sheet | data viewer)
01/26/2012 Today is the 312th anniversary of an Oregon-shaking event! | news release
01/24/2012 New series of tsunami inundation maps for Oregon Coast debuts | news release
01/24/2012 Increased potential for landslides and debris flows in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington | news release
01/18/2012 Increased potential for debris flows in western Oregon | news release
12/15/2011 Oregon historical mining information available online | news release
12/06/2011 Larry Givens reappointed to DOGAMI Governing Board | news release
12/05/2011 New study describes beach and shoreline dynamics near proposed Reedsport wave energy site | news release
11/29/2011 $2M grant could make early earthquake warning a reality in the Northwest | University of Washington news release
11/22/2011 Increased potential for debris flows in Coast Range | news release
11/15/2011 Lidar-based recreation map of Mount Hood shows trails and describes geologic history of the region | news release | preview publication
11/15/2011 New landslide inventory maps for Beaverton and Linnton | news release | preview IMS-34 (Beaverton) | preview IMS-35 (Linnton)
08/15/2011 New map of stream channels of the Central Willamette Valley reveals channel migration | news release | preview publication
08/08/2011 Mined Land Reclamation Awards announced | news release
 

 

 


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