Active faults Geomorphology Radon Aerial photography Geothermal resources Shrinking-swelling clay Caves Ground water occurrences Selenium Climate Hazardous-waste disposal Soils Earthquakes Landslides Surficial geology Dam siting Mine subsidence Toxic elements Flood-prone areas Radiation Windblown areasAnother purpose of the section is effective coordination with private, local, county, State and Federal individuals, groups, or agencies that might be affected by potential or existing geologic hazards or environmental geology issues. Coordination is achieved through formal and informal meetings, office visits, telephone conferences, talks or seminars, and the preparation and distribution of published and unpublished maps and reports.
The section operates the Earth Science Information Center (ESIC) for the State of Wyoming. The ESIC, which is a cooperative program with the US Geological Survey, makes multipurpose cartographic, hydrologic, and geologic data, as well as information about the data available to the public and other users. This includes information on maps, charts, aerial photographs, space imagery, and geodetic and other survey data.
In addition, the section functions as an earthquake information center for Wyoming, responding to inquiries and acting as a clearinghouse on earthquake data and seismic events.