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Partnering with Us

Local, state, and federal agencies partner with the USGS through cooperative agreements to gain understanding of a variety of hydrogeologic issues that have broad public relevance.

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The USGS partnered with the Pepperwood Preserve, and Black Swift Technologies to map soil and fuel moisture over wildfire-prone landscapes in Sonoma County, California.

The USGS California Water Science Center and its partners jointly plan the scientific work conducted under cooperative agreements resulting in science that has broad relevance to address current water issues. Partners choose to work with the USGS because of the agency's broad technical expertise, its long-standing record of performing high-quality measurements and assessments, and its commitment to providing public access to information and data. Additionally, the non-regulatory mission of the USGS means that parties in many types of regulatory and jurisdictional disputes depend upon USGS to provide valid and unbiased data and analyses and accept scientific results. 

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