About the Survey

Per Statute ( Title 10, Chapter 7) the Geological Survey conducts research related to the geology, mineral resources and topograhy of the state. 

The State Geologist manages studies with strong geologic components such as those focused on groundwater resources, geology and health (naturally-occurring geochemical elements), physical hazards and sustainable physical systems.

Review of projects for Act 250 Criteria 9D and 9E, Vermont's Land Use and Development law, is an activity that recognizes the importance of earth and mineral resources and environmental protection and reclamation.

One means of providing aid and advice is through published reports which are prepared and presented on-line for easy access by the public. A library of old and new information is maintained and is now (2010) digital.

In the event of any significant discovery of hydrocarbons in the State, the Geological Survey provides geologic services for the natural Gas and Oil Resources Board.

Year in review, a report submitted to the Association of American State Geologists, 2016

DEC FY2018 Performance Report with maps summarizing a) essential geoscience  for Vermont communities and b) areas of hazard mapping.

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Department of Environmental Conservation
Vermont Geological Survey

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One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3902

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