The United States Geological Survey in Alaska: Accomplishments during 1978

Circular 804-B
Edited by: Kathleen M. Johnson and John R. Williams



This circular describes the 1979 programs of the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska. The mission of the Geological Survey is to identify the Nation 's land, water, energy, and mineral resources; to classify federally-owned mineral lands and water-power sites; to resolve the exploration and development of energy and natural resources on Federal and Indian lands; and to explore and appraise the petroleum potential of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. Alaska is at once the largest, the least populated, the least explored, and the least developed State in the Nation. More than half of the Nation 's 600 million acres of Outer Continental Shelf lies off Alaska 's coast, and nearly half of the remaining 762 million acres of Federal land are within its borders. Its resources of all kinds present an opportunity to demonstrate how the needs of both conservation and development can be met for the benefit of the American people.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The United States Geological Survey in Alaska: Accomplishments during 1978
Series title Circular
Series number 804-B
DOI 10.3133/cir804B
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Arlington, VA
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center
Description vii, B163 p.
Country United States
State Alaska
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