Maine Geological Survey (MGS)

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Organization:Maine Geological Survey (MGS)
Summary:"The Maine Geological Survey (MGS) provides the people and businesses of Maine with essential geologic information about the land where we live and work. Our experienced geologists collect and summarize information about groundwater, mineral resources, surface deposits and bedrock materials, stability of coastal properties, and natural hazards such as storms, floods, landslides, and earthquakes. We continually expand and improve this information, which is presented in thousands of free web pages, and thousands of maps and publications, available both as free digital downloads and in paper formats. Professional geologists in the private sector depend on this information to address issues of engineering safety, environmental impact, and natural resource development and protection. We also serve homeowners and landowners who want to understand their geologic surroundings to make decisions about the highest and best use of their property. Maine is blessed with beautiful and complex geology, which contributes significantly to the """"""""quality of place"""""""" that attracts visitors and has sustained generations of locals. Many of our web pages highlight the geology of some of Maine's treasured outdoor places, in hopes that by gaining a deeper understanding, the students and citizens of Maine will better appreciate and care for the place where we live."
Subjects: coasts; earth science; earthquake; education; flood; geology; geoscience; hazards; landslide; maine; mineral resources; minerals; natural hazards; natural resources; research; rocks; water resources; watershed
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