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|
|Heidquarters||Reston, Virginia |
|Annual budget||$1.1 billion (FY2010)|
|Paurent agency||United States Department of the Interior|
- Moody, Joan (22 October 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 7 November 2009.