Overseeing Our Natural Resources
The US Geological Survey periodically reflects on and optimizes its strategic directions. The emergence of a global economy affects the demand for all resources. In turn, use of our natural resources is occurring on a scale that may modify the terrestrial, marine, and atmospheric environments upon which human civilization depends. Their latest strategic report (the first since the early 1990s) outlines new directions that address societal issues and major challenges affecting our Nation's future and the stewards of our Federal lands, both onshore and offshore. To view their latest report visit the US Geological Survey website.