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Learn more about our field offices in Baker City, Newport, and Albany.


Grants Pass Field Office

DOGAMI's Grants Pass office closed.
July 7, 2009, news release.



Baker City Field Office

Baker County Courthouse

Baker County Courthouse map/directions
1995 3rd Street, Ste. 130
Baker City, OR 97814
Phone: (541) 523-3133
FAX: (541) 523-5992

Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Jason D. McClaughry, Eastern Oregon Regional Geologist; Earth Science Section Supervisor, Geologic Survey and Services Program
jason.mcclaughry@oregon.gov

Mark Ferns retired in December 2010.
Contact Mark mferns@eou.edu

Baker County courthouse

The Baker City Field Office was established in 1937, along with Portland and Grants Pass offices, when the Oregon State Legislature created the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). The Baker City Field Office is dedicated to public education and multipurpose geologic mapping. Our goals include the recognition of geologic hazards, characterization of the distribution of surface and subsurface water resources, and recognition of potential mineral resources. These goals are reached through detailed geologic mapping (1:24,000 scale), lithologic description, geochemical and petrographic analyses, study of subsurface well log data, and GIS spatial analysis of multiple data layers. These techniques enable DOGAMI to effectively analyze and archive geologic data, to produce user-friendly graphics, and to serve the broad interests of the public by providing a cost-effective source of geologic information.

USGS STATEMAP Projects

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Newport Coastal Field Office
P.O. Box 1033, 313 SW 2nd, Suite D map/directions
Newport, OR 97365
Phone: (541) 574-6658

Jonathan Allan, Coastal Geomorphologist, Coastal Section Leader: jonathan.allan@oregon.gov | profile
(541) 574-6658

Laura S. Gabel, Coastal Field Geologist:
laura.stimely@oregon.gov
(541) 574-1004

Business Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (phone calls only - the office is not staffed for visitor information)

The coastal zone has a number of unique characteristics that lead to equally unique hazards and needed expertise to deal with these hazards. Recent funding of a coastal field office by the Legislature is an explicit recognition of the unique problems of the coastal zone. Setting up and staffing this office have just been completed in Newport.





Mineral Land Regulation and Reclamation Program – Albany
229 Broadalbin St. SW map/directions
Albany, OR
97321
Phone: (541) 967-2039
Fax: (541) 967-2075
Permits email: info@mlrr.oregongeology.com
Business Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday - Friday

Gary Lynch, Assistant Director of Regulation

MLRR contact list

The Department of Geology and Mineral Industries - Mineral Land Regulation and Reclamation Program (DOGAMI-MLRR) issues permits for all extraction, processing, and reclamation for minerals. Permitting for oil, gas, and geothermal exploration is also done through the Albany office of DOGAMI.

A permit is required from DOGAMI-MLRR for any mine where more than 5,000 cubic yards of material are removed or where mining affects more than one acre of land within a twelve month period. Certain on-site construction activities are exempt including forest access roads for timber removal.

Click here for more information on the MLRR Program and permitting information.

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The Mined Land Reclamation Program works to restore mined land to beneficial uses.




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Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 965, Portland, OR 97232-2162
(971) 673-1555, FAX (971) 673-1562
email us at DOGAMI