Photo of lake and Worcester Mountains in fall
Vermont Geological Survey
The Geological Survey conducts mapping and research related to the geology, resources and topography of Vermont
Photo of river with rocks showing bedding in the Pinnacle Formation
Vermont Geological Survey
Bedding and fractures influence groundwater and surface water flow
Photo of damaged road on Elm Street following rock slide in Montpelier
Rockfall in Montpelier
Geologists monitor landslides and rockfalls so that Vermonters can avoid these hazards
Image of portion of 2011 Bedrock Map of Vermont
Geologic Map of Vermont
Bedrock and surficial geologic maps serve as a base for studies of groundwater, health, hazards and ecosystems

Vermont Geological Survey

The Vermont Geological Survey, also known as the Division of Geology and Mineral Resources in the Department of Environmental Conservation, conducts research and mapping relating to the geology, resources and topography of the State. Accessible geoscience data, maps and publications provide a foundation for stewardship of natural resources and for support of infrastucture. The Survey also provides information to the public, government, industry, and other organizations who request assistance; reviews projects as they relate to Criteria 9D and 9E of Act 250; and maintains and publishes Vermont geological information. 

Please contact us at : 1 National Life Dr., Davis 4, Montpelier, VT 05620-3902 (Directions)