Our Mission, Vision, and Values

MISSION: The Utah Geological Survey provides timely scientific information about Utah’s geologic environment, resources, and hazards.

VISION: All Utahns are aware of geologic and energy information and use it to improve their lives.

VALUES: The generation and dissemination of geologic information. Excellence, integrity, and objectivity in everything we do. Responsible stewardship of Utah’s geologic and energy resources. Free exchange of ideas and information in a spirit of cooperation. The worth and dignity of individuals. Providing prompt and courteous service to our customers.

EDI STATEMENT: The Utah Geological Survey celebrates and supports equity, diversity, and inclusion in the Geosciences. We aim to maintain a safe and inclusive environment for our employees and the public we serve. Learn More

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) is a division of the Utah Department of Natural Resources. Several programs specializing in fields relating to Utah geology comprise the UGS. They are:

1594 W. North Temple
PO Box 146100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6100

Phone: (801) 537-3300


646 North Main Street
Cedar City, UT 84721

Phone: (435) 865-9036


240 North Redwood Road
P.O. Box 146100
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6100

Phone: (801) 537-3359


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