Welcome to the USGS Partnerships Portal of the U.S. Geological
Survey, a Federal bureau located within the Department of the Interior.
The USGS serves the Nation as an independent fact-finding agency
that collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding
about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The USGS
leverages its resources and expertise in partnership with more
than 2,000 agencies of State, local and tribal government, the
academic community, other Federal allies, non-governmental organizations,
and the private sector.