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U.S. Geological Survey


Announcement of the U.S. Geological Survey Science Strategy Planning Feedback Process

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Feedback Process
SUMMARY: The U.S. Geological Survey is creating 10-year strategies for each of its Mission Areas: Climate and Land Use Change, Core Science Systems, Ecosystems, Energy and Minerals, Environmental Health, Natural Hazards, and Water. This process involves gathering input from the public on draft strategy documents and questions that will inform the creation of these documents. Feedback can be offered at
DATES: The comment period on questions and drafts closes at midnight on October 16, 2011.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Burkett: 318-256-5628,

Dave Kirtland: 703-648-4712,

* Core Science Systems

Sky Bristol: 303-202-4181,

Chip Euliss: 701-253-5564,

* Ecosystems

Gary Brewer: 304-724-4507,

Ken Williams: 703-648-4260,

* Energy and Minerals

Jon Kolak: 703-648-6972,

Rich Ferrero: 206-220-4574,

* Environmental Health

Herb Buxton: 609-771-3944,

Patti Bright: 703-648-4238,

* Natural Hazards

Lucy Jones: 626-583-7817,

Bob Holmes: 573-308-3581,

* Water

Eric Evenson: 609-771-3904,

Randy Orndorff: 703-648-4316,


Feedback can be offered and additional information accessed at

Dated: March 3, 2011. Barbara Wainman, USGS Associate Director for Communications and Publishing.