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Date published: June 6, 2001

USGS Finds Mixing Between California Spotted Owls and Northern Spotted Owls

A newly released United States Geological Survey paper indicates that a significant zone of genetic mixing is occurring between northern spotted owls and California spotted owls, particularly in extreme northern California and southern Oregon.

Date published: June 1, 2001

New Maps/Report by USGS Scientists Show Underwater Features of Crater Lake in Unprecedented Detail

New Maps/Report by USGS Scientists Show Underwater Features of Crater Lake in Unprecedented Detail Ancient lava flows, volcanic cones and landslides are some of the features below the surface of Crater Lake that are depicted and explained in a report available from the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.

Date published: May 29, 2001

USGS Science Presented at AGU in Boston

USGS Science Presented at AGU in Boston

Date published: May 25, 2001

Science on the Beach in North Carolina

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey are drilling a core hole at Kure Beach near the Ft. Fisher Historical Site that will be the first step in a statewide program to document and describe the subsurface geology of the North Carolina Coastal Plain.

Date published: May 15, 2001

USGS Breaks Ground For Volcano Observatory

Ground breaking for a new home for the U.S. Geological Survey’s David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) will take place at 9 a.m., May 18, 2001, exactly 21 years after the climactic 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption that took the life of USGS geologist Dave Johnston.

Date published: May 14, 2001

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory Established


May 14, 2001 – The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), Yellowstone National Park and the University of Utah have signed an agreement to establish the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory to strengthen long-term monitoring of earthquakes and the slumbering volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park. 

Date published: May 11, 2001

Recumbent Pedalling Beats Car Commute For USGS Mapper

While some folks may make a special effort to ride their bikes to work on the appointed day, May 17, it will be just another day to sit back and take it easy for John Fisher, who lives in Fremont and works as a cartographer at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park.

Date published: May 8, 2001

Three Sisters Show Ground Deformation

There has been a slight swelling, or uplift, of the ground surface over a broad area of central Oregon, centered five kilometers, or three miles, west of the South Sister volcano in Three Sisters region of the Oregon Cascade Range, according to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Date published: May 8, 2001

Coalbed Methane Development and Impacts to be Discussed at USGS Field Conference

 Federal, state and local policy makers will gather in Casper, Wyoming, on May 9-10 to examine science issues associated with the development of coalbed methane. 

Date published: April 30, 2001

Northeastern U.S. Not Immune from Earthquake Dangers, New USGS Map Reveals

BOSTON - California and Seattle aren’t the only places in the United States prone to earthquake danger. Over 1,000 earthquakes have hit the Northeast over the last 360 years according to a new map and fact sheet released today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC).

Date published: April 30, 2001

Team Spawns Rare White Abalone: It's a Girl! It's a Boy! It's 6 Million Baby Mollusks!

A team of university, government, and private biologists have successfully spawned white abalone, a crucial step in developing a white abalone hatchery. Stocking of hatchery-reared white abalone is one of the possible strategies that may be used to rebuild the white abalone population, which is being considered for listing as an endangered species.

Date published: April 23, 2001

Colorado River/Grand Canyon Focus of Science Meeting

The effect of low flows of the Colorado River, last summer, on fish, sand distribution, power production, recreation and other aspects of the river environment will be the focus of a Grand Canyon Science Symposium, April 26 and 27, at the Little America Hotel Conference Center in Flagstaff, Ariz.