Unitit States Geological Survey
The Unitit States Geological Survey (USGS, umwhile simply Geological Survey) is a scienteefic agency o the Unitit States govrenment. The scientists o the USGS study the laundscape o the Unitit States, its naitural resoorces, an the naitural hazards that threaten it. The organisation haes fower major science disciplines, concernin biology, geografie, geology, an hydrology. The USGS is a fact-findin resairch organisation wi na regulatory responsibility.
Seal of the United States Geological Survey
Official identifier of the U.S. Geological Survey
Flag of the United States Geological Survey
|Formed||Mairch 3, 1879|
Reston, Virginia |
|Annual budget||$1.1 billion (FY2010)|
|Paurent agency||United States Department of the Interior|
- Moody, Joan (October 22, 2009). "Secretary Salazar Applauds Senate's Confirmation of Dr. Marcia McNutt as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey" (Press release). United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved November 7, 2009.