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Geological Survey (U.S.)

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View Resource Mercury in the Environment

Announcements, publications, and science activities by the US Geological Survey (USGS) regarding the widespread contaminant mercury are available at this metasite from the USGS. The site brings together links to METAALICUS, a US-Canada joint mercury assessment project, the USGS page on mercury contamination of aquatic ecosystems, nationwide fish advisories, and the EPA's Mercury Report to...

https://www2.usgs.gov/mercury/
View Resource The National Map: The Nation's Topographic Map for the 21st Century

Described as The Nation's Topographic Map for the 21st Century, the National Map "will be a seamless, continuously maintained set of public domain geographic base information that will serve as a foundation for integrating, sharing, and using other data easily and consistently." The USGS site explains why such a program is needed -- including the agencies role; their vision for the project; its...

https://nationalmap.gov/
View Resource Wisconsin Public Land Survey Records: Original Field Notes

The area that now constitutes the state of Wisconsin was first surveyed by the federal government between the years 1833 and 1866. This survey was performed (as it was across the United States) to divide the public domain into salable-sized lots that could be sold or given away to both encourage settlement through this territory and raise monies for the federal government. While surveyors divided...

http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/SurveyNotes/
View Resource USGS Emergency Management

Most people are familiar with the work of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as it relates to describing and analyzing everything from tectonic activity to mineral deposits around the United States. People may be less familiar with their work as it relates to emergency management. This website provides information about their work to support the National Response Framework emergency...

https://www.usgs.gov/science/interior-geospatial-emergency-m...