Energy and Minerals
UGS identifies, characterizes and quantifies Utah’s energy and mineral resources. It manages the Utah Core Research Center which maintains computerized databases and other files on Utah’s past and present resource development activities. The research center responds to requests for information about the state’s energy and mineral resources from individuals, governmental agencies and industry.
To promote better understanding of Utah’s geology and hazards, UGS maps the state at 1:100,000 and 1:24,000 scales (digital and print). These geologic maps are provided to geologists, government officials, industry representatives and the public.
The UGS outreach program provides information on Utah’s geology to the public, educators, industry and decision makers. We produce non-technical, geologic-overview and educational publications on a variety of topics. We also operate the Natural Resources Map & Bookstore and the Department of Natural Resources Library and provide resources, field trips and workshops to teachers.
The Survey responds to requests from government agencies for geologic hazards investigations and report reviews. We also help protect Utah’s public health and safety by investigating and mapping hazards; responding to emergencies; compile small- and large-scale geologic hazard maps and provide technical services.
Groundwater and Paleontology
The program provides state government and the public with detailed paleontological studies on ground-water resources. The Survey issue permits for fossil excavations and directs paleontological training programs.