Unified Interior Regions

California

The Southwest Region includes California, Nevada, and Arizona. The Regional Office, headquartered in Sacramento, provides Center oversight and support, facilitates internal and external collaborations, and works to further USGS strategic science directions.

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CalVO's Stuart Wilkinson skis out to a remote seismic instrument in...

Monitoring Seismicity in the Long Valley

CalVO's Stuart Wilkinson skis out to a remote seismic instrument in the Long Valley volcanic region to perform routine maintenance.

A view from atop a coastal bluff looking at a sandy beach, waves, and ocean.

Sunset Beach Camera 1 Snapshot

Video camera snapshot at Sunset State Beach in Watsonville, California, looking northwest. Learn more about the cameras and how we're using them to study coastal change.

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A view from atop a coastal bluff looking at a sandy beach, waves, and ocean.

Sunset Beach Camera 2 Snapshot

Video camera snapshot at Sunset State Beach in Watsonville, California, looking north. Learn more about the cameras and how we're using them to study coastal change.

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Image: California Condor

California Condor

California condors are one of the most endangered birds in North America. In the early 1990s, captive-bred condors were reintroduced into the wild in California. As of January 2010, about 190 condors now live in the wild and more reintroductions are being considered. To facilitate this, USGS researchers are assisting Fish and Wildlife Service in its condor research program

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Attribution: Ecosystems

San Lorenzo River at Big Trees State Park, CA

This webcam is located at the USGS stream-gaging station on San Lorenzo River at Big Trees State Park. This station provides continuous monitoring of river stage. The webcam provides valuable information to the National Weather Service, first-responders, and area residents to evaluate real-time

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A view from atop a coastal bluff looking at a sandy beach, waves, and ocean.

Sunset Beach Camera 1 Timex

Video camera timex (time-exposure) image at Sunset State Beach in Watsonville, California, looking northwest. Learn more about the cameras and how we're using them to study coastal change.

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Image: California Condor

California Condor

California condors are one of the most endangered birds in North America. In the early 1990s, captive-bred condors were reintroduced into the wild in California. As of January 2010, about 190 condors now live in the wild and more reintroductions are being considered. To facilitate this, USGS researchers are assisting Fish and Wildlife Service in its condor research program

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Attribution: Ecosystems