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Science In Your Backyard: California


  • California Water Science Center
    Placer Hall
    6000 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95819-6129
    Phone: (916) 278-3000
    Fax: (916) 278-3070
    Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time

  • California Volcano Observatory (CalVO)

    1934 Meridian Blvd
    Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

  • USGS Western Region Offices

    Menlo Park Campus, Bldg. 3
    345 Middlefield Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 853-8300
    Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time

  • Western Ecological Research Center

    3020 State University Drive East
    Modoc Hall, Room 3006
    Sacramento, California 95819
    Phone: (916) 278-9485
    Fax: (916) 278-9475

  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure Partnership Office (Liason for: CA), U.S. Geological Survey

    California Mapping Partnership Office
    3020 State University Drive East, Suite 4003
    Sacramento, CA 95819
    Phone: (619) 225-6430

  • California Cooperative Fish Research Unit

    Humboldt State University
    Wildlife & Fisheries Bldg., Rm. 212
    1 Harpst Street
    Arcata, CA 95521
    Phone: 707-826-3268
    Fax: 707-826-3269

  • Earthquake Science Center

    USGS, Bldg. 3, MS 977
    345 Middlefield Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 329-4668
    Fax: (650) 329-5617
    Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time

  • Western Mineral Resources Science Center, Menlo Park Office

    U.S. Geological Survey
    345 Middlefield Road, MS 90
    1 Menlo Park, CA 94025-3591
    (650) 329-5688
    Fax (650) 329-5405

  • Pasadena, CA Field Office

    525 South Wilson Ave.
    Pasadena, CA

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California State Facts

Image of California with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Sacramento(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 155,959 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 37,253,956
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Mt. Whitney at 14,494 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Inyo-Tulare
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Death Valley at -282 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Inyo
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Madera County approx. 38 miles east of Madera
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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