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The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

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. Our early focus on mining and rural economic development has expanded to include helping Oregonians understand and prepare for the natural hazards that accompany our state’s spectacular geology.


Today, our mission is to provide earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous. Our 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. Our 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.

 

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 965, Portland 97232
Telephone: 971-673-1555
Fax: 971-673-1562
Contact: Vicki McConnell, State Geologist
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Gary W. Lynch
Records Officer Email: Tove Larsen
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 516, 517, 520, 522
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


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