Interesting Geological Websites

Here are some of our favorite websites:

Washington Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR)—Geology


[Note: Tthe Washington Geologic Survey, which was previously called Division of Geology]

Within the DNR website are groups of resources

USGS Science Explorer—Geology

National Geology resource.  Choose from a huge list of geologic topics including earthquakes, erosion, geology, glaciation, landslides, marine geology, etc. Here are some we use:

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN)

Monitor recent earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, especially the slow tremors along the Cascadia Subduction.

Northwest Geological Society

NWGS is a non-profit educational organization that provides a forum for information and discussion on Northwest geology and related topics. The Society sponsors talks by leading academic and professional geologists at its monthly meetings, conducts field trips to locales of regional geologic interest, and publishes meeting summaries and field guides based on those activities. Membership is open to anyone interested in regional geoscience issues and includes professionals, teachers, students, and others who have an interest in this field. Headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Stratigraphic Time Charts and Correlations

If you’re into stratigraphy, time, and correlation of rock units, take a look at these sites… [read more]