The World’s Largest Earthquake Drill

Are You Ready to ShakeOut? With 318 million people living and working in the United States, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine how well we survive and recover. Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills in October 2017 involved more than 56.2 million participants through broad-based outreach…

October is “Earthquake Month” at the California Department of Conservation

Here’s a look at what’s shakin’: Earth Science Week  October 14–20, 2018: Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), the theme “Earth as Inspiration” will emphasize artistic expression as a unique, powerful opportunity for geoscience education and understanding in the 21st century. Earth Science Week 2018 learning resources and activities engage all ages in exploring…

From Serving the Country to Conserving It — GIS is Key

“I am passionate about conserving natural resources and working to slow the rate at which California urbanizes productive farmland and open space.  The Williamson Act is a key tool to achieve that goal.” Annie Giovacchini – Environmental Planner   #FacesOfConservation — Meet Ann Marie (Annie) Giovacchini, an environmental planner for DOC’s Division of Land Resource Protection. Annie…

Ensuring Agricultural Resilience in an Era of Climate Change

California is an agricultural powerhouse, leading the nation in both total and diversity of production.
However, as climate change increasingly threatens agricultural production, there is reason for concern about food security in California and around the world.