The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), established in 1879, is the major scientific agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, and conducts studies of the overall geological and biological framework of the United States (and overseas), with the emphasis on mineral resources; geological, biological, and topographical mapping; geological hazards; and water resources.

 

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), established in 1879, is the major scientific agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, and conducts studies of the overall geological and biological framework of the United States (and overseas), with the emphasis on mineral resources; geological, biological, and topographical mapping; geological hazards; and water resources.