News and Announcements

LGS mourns the passing of their dear friend and colleague Richard McCulloh.

The Louisiana Geological Survey, LSU, has announced the search for a Director/State Geologist. Click here for link to advertisement.

LGS releases shapefiles of north Louisiana 100k surface geology.

LGS releases the 2018 Oil and Gas Fields of Louisiana Map. Available as printed copy for $250.00 and/or PDF for $125.00. Contact Melissa Esnault for details.

LGS now has Georeferenced maps on the Avenza Map Store. Download and view on your smartphone or tablet.

LGS "Publication Catalog"

"A Portfolio of Published Maps", for download url, please email


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The natural resources of the state of Louisiana are a very important economic source of revenue, and it is important that the citizens of Louisiana understand and have knowledge of these valuable assets to better manage them. A basic knowledge of the state’s earth-system processes and its biotic natural systems, and of their interconnectedness, is essential to effective stewardship and sustainable development of these resources in a healthy environment. (read more...)