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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 | order CD-ROM

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

7-11-2012 - State agency meeting set on Calico Resources proposed gold mine in Malheur County | news release

7-9-2012 - 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

5-15-2012 - 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/order SLIDO-2 data on CD

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, by William J. Burns, Kaleena L. B. Hughes, Keith V. Olson, Jason D. McClaughry, Katherine A. Mickelson, Daniel E. Coe, John T. English, Jed T. Roberts, Rachel R. Lyles Smith, and Ian P. Madin ; DVD, $30 | preview/order | 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

11/15/11 Lidar-based recreation map of Mount Hood shows trails and describes geologic history of the region | news release | preview publication

11/15/11 New landslide inventory maps for Beaverton and Linnton | news release | preview IMS-34 (Beaverton) | preview IMS-35 (Linnton)

08/15/11 New map of stream channels of the Central Willamette Valley reveals channel migration | news release | preview publication

08/08/11 2010 Mined Land Reclamation Awards announced | news release

05/13/11 Tsunami evacuation drills at the Oregon coast beginning next week! | news release

04/05/11 Oregon State Geologist to testify in Washington D.C. on earthquake preparedness | news release

01/19/11 New flood maps and interactive hazards web page for Coos County now available | news release

12-28-2010 New landslide maps of Portland quadrangle released | preview plates | order | news release

12-01-2010 New landslide maps of Lake Oswego quadrangle released | preview plates | order | news release

11-05-2010 News release Digital geologic map of the southern Willamette Valley released | preview plate | order publication CD | order plotted map plate only

10-31-2010 [FlashNet news release] DOGAMI showcases new ways to visualize effects of floods, landslides
- images and more info from GSA conference site
- status of current lidar mapping in Oregon

10-31-2010 [FlashNet news release] November 9th - Governing Board Meeting for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and ODOT Commission Workshop on Earthquake Preparedness

9-28-2010 News release Tsunami evacuation drill tomorrow for Waldport, Yachats, Seal Rock, Oregon | OregonTsunami.org

7-27-2010 News release New landslide maps of Astoria quadrangle released | preview plates | order

7-1-2010 News release New lidar data series released for the Willamette Valley, 2010 | lidar data quadrangle publications

6-17-2010 News release Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries offices closed June 23-24; Nature of the Northwest Information Center closed June 23-25

6-15-2010 News release New landslide maps of Oregon City quadrangle released | preview plates | order

6-14-2010 News release Mined Land Reclamation Awards announced by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

06-07-10 DOGAMI news release Governing Board to meet in Portland June 15, 2010 | agenda (revised 6-9-2010)

03-31-10 DOGAMI/OEM news release Governor declares April Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness Month | learn more about how to prepare

03-18-10 News release Douglas MacDougal joins DOGAMI governing board

02-16-10 News release Report released on tsunami evacuation building workshop (Regarding Open-File Report O-10-02, Tsunami Evacuation Building Workshop, September 28-29, 2009, Cannon Beach, Seaside, and Portland, Oregon, compiled by Yumei Wang; 35 p. text, plus 200 p. PowerPoint slides; CD, $15 | order)

02-12-10 News release New multi-year tsunami mapping and outreach program comes to the Oregon Coast: Several coastal communities selected to become TsunamiReady, TsunamiPrepared over the next year | TsunamiReady Program

01-26-10 News release New lidar data series released for Mount Hood -- DATA only; requires specialty GIS software to view/use | lidar data quadrangle publications

01-15-2010 - News release Twenty percent of Oregonians insured for earthquakes


thundereggs1-12-10 News release Outstanding and rare rocks and minerals now on display in Josephine County | image gallery

12-23-09 News release - Governing Board to meet in Portland January 15, 2010 | agenda


12-23-09 News release Four new geologic maps of the southern Willamette Valley released:
map plate thumbnail, Brownsville, Oregon geologic quad
O-09-04, Brownsville quadrangle, by M. L. Ferns and J. D. McClaughry
preview plate | order
map plate thumbnail, Lewisburg, Oregon geologic quad
O-09-05, Lewisburg quadrangle, by T. J. Wiley
preview plate | order
map plate thumbnail, Brownsville, Oregon geologic quad
O-09-10, Waterloo quadrangle, by M. L. Ferns and J. D. McClaughry
preview plate | order

O-09-11, Sweet Home quadrangle, by J. D. McClaughry
preview plate | order

cover page and samplehazard maps for Open-File Report O-09-0612-15-09 News release New landslide maps of Canby quadrangle released - IMS-29, Landslide inventory maps for the Canby quadrangle, Clackamas, Marion, and Washington Counties, Oregon, by W. J. Burns.

preview plates | order

12-14-09 News release New report looks at coastal erosion in southern Clatsop County - Open-File Report O-09-06, Coastal Erosion Hazard Zones in Southern Clatsop County, Oregon: Seaside to Cape Falcon, by Robert C. Witter, Thomas Horning, and Jonathan C. Allan | order


12-03-09 News release New lidar data series released for areas in eastern Oregon [Camp Creek and Ontario] -- DATA only; requires specialty GIS software to view/use | lidar data quadrangle publications


11-18-09 News release New lidar data series for southern Oregon coast released -- DATA only; requires specialty GIS software to view/use | lidar data quadrangle publications


lidar imagery of Mt. Hood, Columbia River Gorge, and Portland Basin

11-06-09 - Lidar imagery of Mt. Hood, Columbia River Gorge, and Portland Basin, by Ian P. Madin | news release
buy Open-File Report O-09-07 - Mt. Hood | preview
(CD, $15; 60 x 72 inch color plot, $40)
buy Open-File Report O-09-08 - Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls to Cascade Locks| preview
(CD, $15; 60 x 84 inch color plot, $50)
buy Open-File Report O-09-09 - Portland Basin
(CD, $15; 60 x 96 inch color plot, $60) | preview


Oregon Geology magazine vol. 69, no. 1 (Fall 2009) 10-15-09 - Oregon Geology, vol. 69, no. 1 (Fall 2009)
Field guides of Portland and Oregon's "supervolcano" featured in new issue of Oregon Geology magazine.
- news release
- links to field trip guide PDFs
- 150-dpi full issue PDF (34 MB)

IMS-28, Oregon: A geologic History

10-14-09 - "Oregon: A Geologic History — 150 Years of Statehood, 150 Million Years in the Making" (IMS-28), by Ian P. Madin - 50- x 58-inch wall map
News release | companion web site | 72-dpi PDF (40 MB) | buy - $15 (plus $5.50 S&H)

Celebrate Earth Science Week in Oregon, October 11-18 - Governor's Proclamation


GMS-119, Oregon City quad

09-29-09 - New geologic map highlights faults, volcanoes, landslides in Oregon City - GMS-119, Geologic Map of the Oregon City 7.5’ Quadrangle, Clackamas County, Oregon, by Ian P. Madin
News release | 150-dpi PDF | buy

09-25-09 News release New report looks at sediment bulldozed onto a beach on the southern Oregon coast - Beach and shoreline response to an artificial landslide at Rocky Point, Port Orford, on the southern Oregon coast, by Jonathan C. Allan and Roger Hart | buy CD

09-16-09 News release Governing Board to meet in Cannon Beach September 28, 2009

09-15-09 News release Lisa Phipps joins DOGAMI Governing Board

08-21-09 News release New lidar-based maps, data show unprecedented detail of Portland metro landscape | Learn more and order LIS and LDQ publications

08-03-09 News release New report details research on tsunami hazard assessment for Cannon Beach - Special Paper 41, Tsunami hazard assessment of the northern Oregon coast: A multi-deterministic approach tested at Cannon Beach, Clatsop County, Oregon, by George R. Priest, Chris Goldfinger, Kelin Wang, Robert C. Witter, Yinglong Zhang, and António M. Baptista. 1 DVD, $15 | Buy SP-41 DVD.

07-24-09 News release Governing Board to meet August 6 in Portland | Public Meeting Agenda

07-23-09 News release Oregon Plan Award, Reclamation Awards announced | MLRR home page


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07-16-09 - News Release Two new geologic maps of the Upper Klamath Basin released:

Open-File Report O-08-08, Preliminary Geologic Map of the Mule Hill 7.5' Quadrangle, Klamath County, Oregon, and Siskiyou County, California
, by Stanley A. Mertzman and others | Buy CD, $15; and

Open-File Report O-09-02, Preliminary Geologic Map of the Robinson Butte 7.5' Quadrangle, Jackson County, Oregon, by Stanley A. Mertzman and others | Buy CD, $15.

07-07-09 News release Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries reorganizes field offices

06-05-09 News release DOGAMI Governing Board to meet in Portland June 19, 2009

05-28-09 - Digital geologic map of Oregon completed. News Release

geologic compilation map of Oregon
Oregon Geologic Data Compilation (OGDC) - Release 5, by Lina Ma, Ian P. Madin, Keith V. Olson, Rudie J. Watzig, Ray E. Wells, Alan R. Niem, and George R. Priest; CD, $30.
Buy Digital Data Set DVD

simplified geologic compilation map of NW Oregon
Open-File Report O-09-03, Preliminary Digital Geologic Compilation Map of Part of Northwestern Oregon, by Lina Ma, Ray E. Wells, Alan R. Niem, Clark A. Niewendorp, and Ian P. Madin; CD, $15.
Buy OGDC-NW map plate CD


plesiosaur skeleton

04-23-09 - Mitchell Schools craft 100-million-year-old sea-dinosaur replica. OPLI news release | Oregon Paleo Lands Institute

With the guidance of paleontologists and renowned dinosaur sculptor Larry Williams, students at Mitchell School, Mitchell, Oregon, are constructing a half-size replica of a 24-foot-long plesiosaur, along with an exhibit about the animal, its environment, and changes in the landscape since it lived along Oregon's ancient beach, 100 million years ago. The ancient marine dinosaur was one of the largest and fastest marine predators that ever lived. The sculpture and exhibit will be completed in late May, and open to the public at the Oregon Paleo Lands Institute Field Center in Fossil, Oregon on July 4.


IMS-26 plate plate  IMS-27 plate plate  SP-42 cover

New maps reveal landslides using
laser-based imaging

  • IMS-26, Landslide Inventory Map of the Northwest Quarter of the Oregon City quadrangle, Clackamas County, Oregon, by William J. Burns and Ian P. Madin | Buy CD
  • IMS-27, Landslide Inventory Map of the Southwest Quarter of the Beaverton quadrangle, Washington County, Oregon, by William J. Burns | Buy CD
  • Special Paper 42, Protocol for Inventory Mapping of Landslide Deposits from Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) Imagery, by William J. Burns and Ian P. Madin | Buy CD

news release


04-15-09 News release - Governing Board to meet in Portland May 4th, 2009 | agenda

03-27-09 News release - 45th anniversary of the last destructive tsunami to hit Oregon

cover page of Open-File Report O-08-15 02-25-09 - New report looks at monitoring Oregon’s ever-changing shoreline. Open-File Report O-08-15, Oregon Beach and Shoreline Mapping and Analysis Program: 2007-2008 Beach Monitoring Report, by Jonathan C. Allan and Roger Hart, released. CD $10. News Release | Buy CD

02-24-09 News release - DOGAMI Governing Board to meet at Oregon State Library in Salem March 6, 2009

O-08-09 map plates
02-18-09 - Open-File Report O-08-09, Regional Landslide Hazard Maps of the Southwest Quarter the Beaverton Quadrangle, West Bull Mountain Planning Area, Washington County, Oregon by William J. Burns released. 1 CD, $10.
News Release | Buy CD
View 8.5x11-inch versions of map plates (PDF)

Corvallis, Wren and Marys Peak geologic maps
02-13-09 - Open-File Report O-08-14, Preliminary Geologic Maps of the Corvallis, Wren, and Marys Peak 7.5’ Quadrangles, Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties, Oregon by Thomas J. Wiley released. 1 CD, $10.
News Release | Buy CD

01-26-09 News release - Today is the 309th anniversary of an earthshaking event! Today marks the 309th anniversary of the most recent, great Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake to strike the Pacific Northwest.


Linnton quadrangle map plate  Dixie Mountain map plate
12-29-08 - New geologic maps of part of the Portland metro area released: Open-File Report O-08-06, Preliminary geologic map of the Linnton 7.5' quadrangle, Multnomah and Washington counties, Oregon, by Ian P. Madin, Lina Ma, and Clark A. Niewendorp; and Open-File Report O-08-07, Preliminary geologic map of the Dixie Mountain 7.5' quadrangle, Washington, Multnomah, and Columbia counties, Oregon, by Ian P. Madin and Clark A. Niewendorp. CDs, $10 each.

News Release | Buy O-08-06 CD | Buy O-08-07 CD


12-17-08 - Open-File Report O-08-12, Prehistoric Cascadia Tsunami Inundation and Runup at Cannon Beach, Clatsop County, Oregon by Robert C. Witter, released. CD $10. News Release | Buy CD

Cannon Beach - Arch Cape tsunami evacuation brochure


OGDC west octant
12-10-08 - Open-File Report O-08-13, Preliminary digital geologic compilation map of part of western Oregon, by Ray E. Wells, Alan R. Niem, George R. Priest, Lina Ma, Clark A. Niewendorp, and Ian P. Madin, released. 1 CD (plate only) $10
News Release | Buy CD

12-03-08 News release DOGAMI Governing Board to meet in Portland December 12, 2008

12-02-08 - news release - Mined Land Reclamation Awards announced by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries | award winners:
Outstanding Reclamation
Outstanding Operator
Good Neighbor Award


IMS-24 cover page and map plate
11-20-08 - Open-File Report O-08-11, Preliminary geologic map of the Lebanon and Onehorse Slough 7.5’ quadrangles, Linn County, Oregon, by Mark L. Ferns and Jason D. McClaughry, 1 CD $10
News Release | Buy CD

11-12-08 - News release - Potential danger of debris flows issued for Lower Columbia River Basin, North Oregon Coast and North Oregon Cascades

10-15-08 - News release - Report on Seismic Critical Energy Infrastructures Workshop released (Open-File Report O-08-10, Oregon Public Utilities Commission--Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Leadership Forum and Seismic Critical Energy Infrastructures Workshop, April 2, 2008, compiled by Yumei Wang and José R. Gonzalez) | buy

09-30-08 - Governing Board, Public Events in Prineville October 9th
News Release (PDF)
Public Meeting Agenda (PDF)
Schedule of Events (PDF)


front page of SLIDO-1
07-18-08 - SLIDO-1, Statewide Landslide Information Layer for Oregon, by William J. Burns, Ian P. Madin, and Lina Ma, released. CD $25

Interactive Map
News Release | Buy CD


07-14-08 - IMS-24, Geologic Hazards, Earthquake and Landslide Hazard Maps, and Future Earthquake Damage Estimates for Six Counties in the Mid/Southern Willamette Valley Including Yamhill, Marion, Polk, Benton, Linn, and Lane Counties, and the City of Albany, Oregon, by William J. Burns, R. Jon Hofmeister, and Yumei Wang, 3-CD set $25
News Release | Buy CD
front page of SP-40: Final Johnson Creek landslide report
06-25-08 News Release - Publication details Johnson Creek Landslide in Lincoln County: Special Paper 40, Johnson Creek Landslide Research Project, Lincoln County, Oregon: Final Report to the Oregon Department of Transportation, by George R. Priest, Jonathan A. Allan, Alan R. Niem, Wendy A. Niem, and Stephen E. Dickenson, CD $10

05-30-08 News Release - Two coastal geologic reports released:

  • Open-File Report O-08-02, Beach and Shoreline Response Due to Dune Lowering on the Elk River Spit, Curry County, Oregon, by Jonathan C. Allan and Roger Hart, and
  • Open-File Report O-08-05, Geomorphic and Hydrologic Assessment of Historical Water Level Changes at Cleawox Lake, Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, Lane County, Oregon, by Robert C. Witter and Jonathan C. Allan
map sheets for O-08-01, O-08-03 and O-08-04

05-27-08 News release - Three Open-File Reports released: Open-File Report O-08-01, Preliminary Geologic Map of the Spencer Creek 7.5' Quadrangle, Klamath County, Oregon, O-08-03, Preliminary Geologic Map of the Surveyor Mountain 7.5' Quadrangle, Klamath County, Oregon, and O-08-04, Preliminary Geologic Map of the Little Chinquapin Mountain 7.5' Quadrangle, Jackson and Klamath Counties, Oregon; by Stan Mertzman and others.

plate 1 of DOGAMI Open-File Report O-07-15, Preliminary Geologic Map of the Umatilla Basin, Morrow and Umatilla Counties, Oregon

05-23-08 News release - Open-File Report O-07-15, Preliminary Geologic Map of the Umatilla Basin, Morrow and Umatilla Counties, Oregon (19 p., 3 plates, GIS data), by Ian P. Madin and Ronald P. Geitgey, released

05-16-08 News release Southwest Oregon included in the new Oregon Geologic Data Compilation release | buy

05-14-08 News release DOGAMI Governing Board to meet in Portland May 23, 2008

04-01-08 News release Governor declares April Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness Month

03-20-08 News release New geologic map of southwest Klamath County released

03-03-08 News release New map identifies tsunami hazards for Florence, Oregon | buy report

02-19-08 News release DOGAMI Governing Board to meet February 29 in Portland | agenda

02-14-08 News release - Larry Givens joins DOGAMI Governing Board

02-04-08 News release - Jurassic crocodile and fossil beds open to the public highlight new issue of Oregon Geology magazine | view issue

01-30-08 News release - Two Klamath Falls area map publications released:

very small facsimile of GMS-118 map plate

Geologic map of the Klamath Falls area, Klamath County, Oregon, DOGAMI Geological Map Series GMS-118, by George R. Priest, Frank R. Hladky, and Robert B. Murray | Buy

very small facsimile of OFR O-07-05 map plate

Geologic compilation map of part of the Upper Klamath Basin, Klamath County, Oregon, DOGAMI Open-File Report O-07-05, compiled by Margaret D. Jenks | Buy


cover of 2007 Landslide Symposium Proceedings and Field Trip Guide

01-08-08 News release - Open-File Report O-07-06, 2007 Landslide Symposium Proceedings and Field Trip Guide: New tools and techniques for developing regional hazard maps and future risk management practices, compiled by William J. Burns and Yumei Wang, released

01-03-08 News release - Open-File Report O-07-13, Preliminary geologic map of the Lake of the Woods South 7.5' quadrangle, Klamath County, Oregon, by Stan Mertzman and others, released | Buy

12-06-07 News release - Two geologic reports released:

  • Open-File Report O-07-03, Evaluation of Coastal Erosion Hazard Zones along Dune and Bluff-Backed Shorelines, Southern Lincoln County, Oregon: Seal Rock to Cape Perpetua, by Robert C. Witter, Jonathan C. Allan, and George R. Priest | Buy

  • Open-File Report O-07-17, Preliminary Geologic Map of the Aspen Lake 7.5' Quadrangle, Klamath County, Oregon, by Stanley A. Mertzman, Stephen G. Weaver, Andrew Gavin and Karyn Powers | Buy

10-25-07 News release - Governing Board to meet in Portland November 6

10-24-07 News release - Central, Southwest Oregon Geologic Data Compilation maps released: buy Central map | buy Southwest map

10-10-07 News release - Oregon celebrates Earth Science Week October 14th to 20th | Governor Kulongoski's proclamation | AGI resources

10-03-07 News release - New geologic maps for Jackson, Klamath and Crook counties released

10-01-07 News release - Report released on PSU Montgomery Court seismic rehabilitation project | buy report

08-21-07 News release - New report looks at ways to improve rapid visual screenings for buildings that are potentially seismically hazardous

08-10-07 News release - Governing Board to meet August 29th in Klamath Falls; public lecture and field trip also planned | board meeting agenda

08-10-07 News release - Oregon Plan Award, Mined Land Reclamation Awards announced

08-01-07 News release - "Quake-safe" tours of 2 university buildings August 23, 24

07-25-07 News release - New report looks at developing a comprehensive monitoring program for Oregon beaches

06-06-07 News release - Oregon Statewide Seismic Needs Assessment Final Report released

07-16-07 News release - Explore geothermal energy in the new issue of Cascadia

06-06-07 News release - R. Charles Vars joins Governing Board

05-30-07 News release - Portland State University seismic rehabilitation project | Buy

05-15-07 News release - Central Oregon, Central Cascades part of Oregon Geologic Data Compilation version 3 | interactive web map

04-18-07 News release - Governing Board to meet May 5th in Boardman | Agenda

04-02-07 News release - Spanish Language Tsunami Brochure Now Available Online | Brochure

04-02-07 News release - Governor declares April Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness Month | Proclamation

03-05-07 News release - Yumei Wang appointed to newly formed national earthquake hazards committee

02-14-07 - News release - New website looks at Portland area using maps made with LIDAR

01-25-07 - News release - DOGAMI Governing Board to meet February 6, 2007

01-18-07 - News release - Meeting to be held in Coos Bay related to proposed oil and gas drilling legislation

01-08-07 - News release - Smith Rock geology and White River washouts on HWY 35 highlight the new issue of Oregon Geology magazine

12-19-06 - News release - Central Oregon, High Cascades included in latest Oregon Geologic Data Compilation release

11-08-06 - News release - Grants Pass Field Office Change of Business Hours

11-07-06 - News release - Debris flow warning extended for Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, western Washington and western Yamhill counties, in the Coast Range and the western Columbia Gorge, north Oregon Cascade foothills, Clackamas and Marion counties

11-06-06 - News release - New debris flow warning issued for western Columbia Gorge, North Oregon Cascade foothills, Clackamas and Marion counties

11-06-06 - News release - Magnitude 2.6 earthquake centered in east Portland November 5, 2006

11-06-06 - News release - Debris flow ;warning issued for Clatsop, Tillamook, western Yamhill, and western Washington counties

10-31-06 - News release - Governing Board to meet November 14th in Portland

10-12-06 - Map of Oregon City Landslide Geomorphology from LIDAR and Aerial Photographs News Release | Buy

9-28-06 - News release - DOGAMI Office Closures, October 4-5, 2006

8-30-06 - News release - 2005 Mined Land Reclamation Awards announced by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries | Awards Pages

8-23-06 - News release - DOGAMI Governing Board will meet September 8th

8-3-06 - News release - Magnitude 3.8 earthquake centered 19 miles north of Portland

7-26-06 - News release - 5 preliminary 7.5' geologic quadrangle maps released as open-file reports, including maps in Crook, Linn, Marion, and Benton counties

7-25-06 - News release - Open-File Report O-04-17, An evaluation of the risks from storm erosion and overwash of the Elk River Spit, Oregon, associated with restoring Western Snowy Plover breeding habitat, by Jonathan C. Allan.

7-21-06 - News release - Upcoming tsunami preparedness workshops at Clatsop County Fairgrounds, Newport, and Walport

7-14-06 - 18 open-file reports released--
Click on report name to order online:

07-13-06 Press Release - Learn more about Oregon on a new interactive geology website

06-12-06 Press Release - 2 New Reports Released

  • O-06-02 – Interim Report: Johnson Creek Landslide Project, Lincoln County, Oregon by G. R. Priest, J. Allan, A. Niem, S. R. Christie, and S. E. Dickenson
  • O-06-25 – Preliminary Geologic and Mineral Resources Map of the Mormon Basin 7.5' Quadrangle, Baker and Malheur Counties, Oregon by H. C. Brooks

06-02-06 News Release - Oregon Geologic Data Compilation - Version 2 (PDF)

03-30-06 News Release - Governor proclaims April as Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness Month (PDF)

03-21-06 Joint News Release - OSU and WOU Receive $2.6 million in FEMA Earthquake Safety Grants (PDF)

03-17-06 News Release - Governing Board to meet March 24th via Teleconference (PDF)

03-03-06 Press Release - A new study by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) looks at an innovative and natural way of protecting beach property at Cape Lookout State Park from shoreline erosion
(PDF)

03-01-06 Press Release - Find out how a new report from the Oregon Dept. of Geology can help make people at the Oregon coast safer from the threat of tsunamis
(PDF)

Feb. 17, 2006 Projects: Statewide Seismic Needs Assessment Using Rapid Visual Screening (RVS)

Feb. 17, 2006 Press Release - Schools and other critical facilities statewide to be assessed for seismic safety
(PDF)

Feb. 17, 2006 Press Release - Four reports released today
(PDF)
  • GILO – Release 1 - Geoanalytical Information Layer for Oregon (GILO)
  • O-05-08 – Morphologies of Beaches and Dunes on the Oregon Coast, with Tests of the Geometric Dune-Erosion Model
  • O-05-09 – A geographical information system (GIS) data set of beach morphodynamics derived from 1997, 1998, and 2002 LIDAR data for the central to northern Oregon coast - Technical report to the Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development
  • O-05-12 – Evaluation of Coastal change and the potential for erosion during extreme storms at Crissey Field, southern Oregon coast: Technical report to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Feb. 6, 2006 Landslide Forum 2006 Presentations




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