ABOUT UGS

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:

Data Management

Energy & Minerals

Geologic Hazards

Geologic Information & Outreach

Geologic Mapping

Groundwater & Wetlands

Paleontology

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:

Data Management

Energy & Minerals

Geologic Hazards

Geologic Information & Outreach

Geologic Mapping

Groundwater & Wetlands

Paleontology

Media Contact: Hollie Brown (UGS/OGM Public Information Officer), (801) 538-5324, holliebrown@utah.gov

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

Phone: (801) 537-3300

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646 North Main Street
Cedar City, UT 84721

Phone: (435) 865-9036

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

Phone: (801) 537-3359

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Full Staff Directory

  • Steve Bowman, Geologic Manager, 801.537.3304
  • Cheryl Wing, Executive Secretary, 801.537.3360
  • Jessica Castleton, Senior Geologist (Hazards Mapping), 385.266.2992
  • Ben Erickson, Project Geologist (Hazards Mapping), 801.537.3379
  • Richard Giraud, Senior Geologist (Debris Flows/Landslides), 801.537.3351
  • Adam Hiscock, Project Geologist (Faulting/Hazards), 801.537.3388
  • Emily Kleber, Project Geologist (Earthquakes), 801.537.3380
  • Tyler Knudsen, Senior Geologist (Hazards Mapping), Southern Utah Regional Office, 435.865.9036
  • Greg McDonald, Senior Geologist (Hazards Mapping), 801.537.3383
  • Adam McKean, Senior Geologist (Hazards Mapping), 801.537.3386

Editorial Services

Paleontology Section