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Geology Links


United States Geological Survey
The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth. As an unbiased, multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water, the USGS collects, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about the landscape, our natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten us.

Oregon Paleo Lands Institute
The Oregon Paleo Lands Institute will help you discover Oregon’s past and explore its present. Our mission is to protect, promote, and educate about Oregon’s ancient and living landscapes, while supporting the rural communities of the John Day Basin. We provide trips, classes, and adventures where you can collect fossils, fine-tune your skills in photography, or volunteer to assist paleontologists in their research.

Oregon Department of Geology & Mineral Industries
Created in 1937 as an independent state agency, DOGAMI has evolved from its early focus on mining to become Oregon’s major source of information to help Oregonians understand and prepare for the vast array of natural hazards that accompany the state’s spectacular geology. A primary function of the agency is mapping varied geology and natural hazards, including earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and coastal erosion.

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
The Hells Canyon National Recreation Area hugs the borders of northeastern Oregon and western Idaho, showcasing 652,488 acres of beauty and adventure. You can let your senses run as wild as the landscape. Scenic vistas that rival any on the continent. World-class whitewater. Spectacular mountain peaks. Something for everyone.

Idaho Geological Survey
The Idaho Geological Survey is a public service and research agency at the University of Idaho. The Survey collects, interprets, and disseminates geologic and mineral data for the state of Idaho. The geologic mapping program is the primary applied research function of the agency. Programs include geologic hazards, hydrology, mining, mine safety training, abandoned and inactive mines inventory, and earth science education.

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest includes 2.3 million acres ranging in elevation from 875 feet in Hells Canyon, to 9845 feet in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. The forests are managed as sustainable ecosystems providing clean water, wildlife habitat and valuable forest products. Comprised of four Ranger Districts and the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, this is the setting for a variety of year-round recreation.


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Outfitter Links


Hughes River Expeditions, Inc.
Hughes River Expeditions has been outfitting world-class rafting vacations since 1976. You will find them on some of the West’s most spectacular whitewater rivers, including the Snake River through Hells Canyon. Trips with Hughes River Expeditions have a casual style, reflecting the best of Western warmth and hospitality. The "Hughes Crew" make family rafting vacations memorable and fun for everyone.

Hells Canyon Adventures
Experience the "End of the Road" year-round with Hells Canyon Adventures, whitewater specialists since 1981. While jet boating or fishing on the Snake River from the south entrance of Hells Canyon you, grandma, the baby and everyone in between will enjoy spine-tingling white water, stunning scenery with glimpses of Idaho and Oregon’s wildlife, and a peacefulness that is hard to find anywhere else.

Canyon Outfitters Inc.
George and Lynette Hauptman have 35 years of experience running premier raft and drift boat trips through Hells Canyon. With Canyon Outfitters, your trip includes fabulous meals, comfortable tent accommodations, professional equipment and the most experienced, dedicated guides. From fabulous Hells Canyon "Massage and Martinis" trips to Deschutes fly fishing, Canyon Outfitters can guarantee a premier river experience for everyone.

Snake River Adventures
Snake River Adventures offers a myriad of exciting and fabulous adventures on the Snake River, the Salmon River, and also the Clearwater River. Excursions such as Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tours, whitewater rafting, guided fishing trips, guided hunting trips, and overnight excursions at our two lodges, Kirby Creek Lodge, and Sheep Creek Ranch. Experience the rugged beauty of Hells Canyon with Snake River Adventures.

Beamers Hells Canyon Tours
Enjoy the excitement, the history, the fishing and wildlife of the Hells Canyon offered by Beamers whitewater jet boat tours. With U.S. Coast Guard approved boats, our professional captains have amassed a perfect safety record for more than 20 years. Lodging facilities in the rustic wilderness offer unexpected comfort, great homemade meals and plenty of room for family vacations and business retreats.


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Education Links


Whitman College
Walla Walla, Washington
Department of Geology

Boise State University
Boise, Idaho
Department of Geosciences
Online Learning Guides

University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho
Department of Geological Sciences

Eastern Oregon University
La Grande, Oregon
Department of Geology
Contact geologist Jay Van Tassell

Washington State University
Pullman, Washington
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Lewis-Clark State College
Lewiston, Idaho
Division of Science and Mathematics
Contact geologist Keegan Schmidt

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN)
Seattle, Washington
UW Seismological Laboratory
University of Washington
Atmospheric Sciences-Geophysics


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