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ecosystem sampling of West Fork Palmer Creek
June 16, 2015

Stuck in the muck at West Fork Palmer Creek, OR

USGS scientist completing a stream assessement of West Fork Palmer Creek, Oregon.

water gear
June 4, 2015

Tools of the trade

Photograph of field gear and equipment used in water quality monitoring.

Douglas-fir trees topped to create snags for wildlife
May 29, 2015

Douglas-fir trees topped to create snags for wildlife habitat

Snags provide habitat for a wide range of organisms from cavity-nesting birds to insects, and are critical for maintaining forest biodiversity. Resource managers can create snags by topping trees to mitigate loss of snags to timber harvest, but information regarding changes in habitat for snag-dependent wildlife over time as created snags decay is lacking. Oregon State

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hydrologist in the field
May 25, 2015

Hydrologist in the field

USGS hydrologist working in the field.

 Land Remote Sensing Image of Mount St. Helens on May 22, 1983
May 20, 2015

Land Remote Sensing Image of Mount St. Helens on May 22, 1983

Land Remote Sensing Image of Mount St. Helens on May 22, 1983. The volcanic blast on May 18, 1980, devastated more than 150 square miles of forest within a few minutes. In this Landsat false-color images, forest appears as bright red interspersed with patches of logging. Snow appears white, and ash is gray.

 

Before the eruption, Mount St. Helens towered

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Northern spotted owl perched on a tree branch
May 11, 2015

Spotted owl (Strix occidentalis)

Northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) are mostly non-migratory, long-lived birds whose populations have declined in mature forests of western North America.

May 8, 2015

NAWQA - Studying Water Quality Over Time

Follow a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist as he takes part in the National Water-Quality Assessment Program in the Pacific Northwest. In 1991, the U.S. Congress established the program to develop long-term, nationally consistent information on the quality of the Nation’s streams and ground water, and thereby support scientifically sound decisions for water-quality

A Steller's Jay with a deformed beak, the bottom being longer than the top
May 2, 2015

Steller's Jay with lower beak longer than upper beak

A Steller's Jay with a deformed beak, the bottom being longer than the top. This photo was from an observation report of the Alaska Science Center's Beak Deformity project.

Collecting tissues from fish
April 23, 2015

Collecting tissues from fish for testing virus infection

Fish health principle investigators, students, post-docs, and technicians from different research groups work together as a fish processing team on days when large numbers of fish require sampling.  They are collecting multiple tissues from each fish for testing virus infection and host immune response.

Fish biologist with a female Lost River sucker
April 13, 2015

Fish biologist with a female Lost River sucker

Fish biologist with a female Lost River sucker from Sucker Springs on Upper Klamath Lake.

Processing a Lost River sucker
April 13, 2015

Processing a Lost River sucker

Researcher processing a Lost River sucker at Sucker Springs on Upper Klamath Lake.

April 8, 2015

Time-Lapse of Streamflow Measurement

Time-lapse of hydrologic technician Michael Allen collecting streamflow measurements across a cross-section of Valley Creek at Stanley, Idaho.

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USGS
May 19, 2006

USGS maps provide greater detail for owners of landslide prone property.

USGS science for a changing world logo
May 17, 2006

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is releasing 14-minutes of new b-roll footage of Mount St. Helens, taken by staff at the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO.) This b-roll is available by contacting Don Becker at USGS/EROS. A limited number of copies will be available for pick up at CVO after 9:45 a.m., May 17, 2006.

USGS science for a changing world logo
May 17, 2006

Reston, VA – A team of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists from the Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) in Vancouver, Wash., recently returned from Indonesia where they spent three weeks working with the Indonesian government to evaluate the serious threat of volcanic eruptions. 

USGS
May 17, 2006

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is releasing 14-minutes of new b-roll footage of Mount St. Helens, taken by staff at the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO.) This b-roll is available by contacting Don Becker at USGS/EROS. A limited number of copies will be available for pick up at CVO after 9:45 a.m., May 17, 2006.

USGS
May 4, 2006

One of every four fishes in streams of 12 western states is non-native, according to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study published in November 2005 in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management. And, researchers found, it´s not just that there are a lot of non-native fishes but they are also widespread...

USGS science for a changing world logo
May 4, 2006

One of every four fishes in streams of 12 western states is non-native, according to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study published in November 2005 in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 

USGS
February 28, 2006

The USGS is releasing 28-minutes of new b-roll footage of Mount St. Helens, taken by staff at the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory. This b-roll is available by contacting Don Becker at USGS/EROS.

USGS science for a changing world logo
February 28, 2006

The USGS is releasing 28-minutes of new b-roll footage of Mount St. Helens, taken by staff at the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory. This b-roll is available by contacting Don Becker at USGS/EROS.

USGS
February 8, 2006

Ensuring stable water supplies has grown more complex as the challenges facing water managers continue to mount, especially in the West. Informed decisions of water users and public officials will be necessary to ensure sufficient freshwater resources in the future to support a growing population and economy. 

USGS
January 9, 2006

The U.S. Geological Survey has issued the following advisory of possible landslides for the Seattle area:

USGS science for a changing world logo
January 9, 2006

The U.S. Geological Survey has issued the following advisory of possible landslides for the Seattle area:

Date: Friday, January 06, 2006, 11:00 a.m., PST

Affected Area: Western parts of King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties, Washington

USGS
December 14, 2005

This Information Statement provides an update about ongoing investigations of the broad area in the Three Sisters region of central Oregon that has been gradually swelling since late 1997.