Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries

Ban on fracking

Oregon lawmakers consider banning “fracking” by oil and gas drillers (Oregonian, 4/25/17)

Oregon House passes 10-year fracking ban (Statesman Journal, 4/25/17)

Hydraulic fracturing in Oregon [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Permitted gas wells and coalbed methane potential in Oregon [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Kalmiopsis Wilderness mining moratorium

Future mining blocked around the Kalmiopsis (High Country News, 1/30/2017)

geologyGeology and mineral resources of the Upper Chetco drainage area, Oregon, including the Kalmiopsis wilderness and Big Craggies botanical areas (1975) Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Seaside schools in tsunami zone

The Really Small Ones (The New Yorker, 11/4/2016)

evacuationTsunami evacuation map. Seaside & Gearhart, Oregon [PDF] (2013) Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

reportLocal tsunami evacuation analysis of Seaside and Gearhart, Clatsop County, Oregon [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

inundationTsunami inundation maps for Gearhart – Seaside, Clatsop County, Oregon [PDF] (2013) Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Landslide hazards

State agencies step up landslide monitoring Columbia County (The Chronicle, 9/26/2016)

landslidesLandslide hazards in Oregon [PDF] (2008) Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

homeownersHomeowner’s guide to landslides [PDF] (2008) Portland State University