Saturday, April 08, 2006

Survey Says

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is composed of four Disciplines (Biological Resources [BRD], Geologic [GD], Water Resources [WRD], and National Mapping [NMD]). The mission of the U.S. Geological Survey is to provide reliable scientific information to: describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; assist others in managing water, biological, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect quality of life. The USGS provides a broad range of national expertise in geography, geology, hydrology, and biology. The USGS places a special emphasis on providing science to the land and resource management bureaus of the Department of the Interior (DOI). The USGS BRD studies assist in maintaining healthy ecosystems and natural resources so that these habitats can continue to provide food, energy, medicine, transportation, and recreation.


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