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Date published: July 28, 2020

Citizen Scientist Appreciates the Opportunity to Contribute to National Mapping

A young citizen science volunteer and avid trail enthusiast enjoys “giving back” by helping to map the Nation.

Date published: July 16, 2020

USGS Scientists are Busy as a Bee

Many bumble bee species have declined in recent decades due to changes in habitat, climate, and pressures from pathogens, pesticides and introduced species. The western bumble bee, once common throughout western North America, is a species of concern and is being considered for listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act.

Date published: June 24, 2020

Wildfire Support from 438 Miles Above

USGS Fire Science is fundamental to understanding the causes, consequences, and benefits of wildfire and helps prevent and manage larger, catastrophic events. USGS scientists and programs provide information and develop tools that are widely used by stakeholders to make decisions before, during, and after wildfires across the nation.

Date published: June 1, 2020

Validating Cemeteries With SaltyHiker

 Featuring another dedicated and prolific citizen science volunteer who, as part of The National Map Corps, is helping to map the Nation.

Date published: April 7, 2020

Step Up to the Challenge

Volunteer citizen mappers continue to make significant contributions to the USGS’ ability to provide accurate mapping information to the public. Mapping Challenges are launched periodically to focus volunteers on specific points that need editing.

Date published: March 4, 2020

Mapping the Nation with Buz

A dedicated and prolific citizen science volunteer with The National Map Corps endorses participation in TNMCorps project.

Date published: November 12, 2019

Celebrating 10 years

The National Geospatial Technical Operations Centers in Rolla, Missouri and Lakewood, Colorado are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their current organizational structure on November 13, 2019. 

Date published: October 30, 2019

WaterWords-Aragonite

Keep up to speed with the latest USGS deep-sea research cruise with this seafloor syntax.

Date published: October 16, 2019

WaterWords-Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Keep up to speed with the latest USGS deep-sea research cruise with this seafloor syntax.

Date published: October 16, 2019

WaterWords-Remotely Operated Vehicle

Keep up to speed with the latest USGS deep-sea research cruise with this seafloor syntax.

Date published: October 16, 2019

WaterWords-Deep Sea

Keep up to speed with the latest USGS deep-sea research cruise with this seafloor syntax.

Date published: October 16, 2019

WaterWords-Telepresence

Keep up to speed with our EXPRESS research cruise with this latest seafloor syntax!