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The Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) increases understanding of Oregon’s geologic resources and hazards through science and stewardship.
DOGAMI was established in 1937 as an independent state agency. Its early focus on mining and rural economic development has expanded to include helping Oregonians understand and prepare for the natural hazards that accompany the state’s spectacular geology.
Today, DOGAMI’s mission is to provide earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous. The Geologic Survey and Services program develops maps, reports and data to help Oregon manage natural resources and prepare for natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions and coastal erosion. The Mineral Lands Regulation and 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.
DOGAMI has a staff of approximately 45 people.
Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.
Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 965, Portland 97232
Contact: Brad Avy, State Geologist
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Robert Houston
Records Officer Email: Tove Larsen
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
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Legal and Legislative Information
Records, Publications and General Information
Agency History (PDF) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog