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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...)

News and Events

NEW The Louisiana Geological Survey (LSU) is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director and Associate Professor. Follow this link to job posting for details.

A Study of the Brushy Creek Feature, Saint Helena Parish, Louisiana.

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

Questions on Louisiana geology? Contact Riley Milner, the LGS outreach coordinator.


See the LGS public information page.

Congratulations to Douglas Carlson on his appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics.

Louisiana Geological Survey 2018 Newsletter

LGS releases new "Publication Catalog"


"A Portfolio of Published Maps", for download url, please email rpaulsell@lsu.edu

Louisiana Coastal Geology Symposium 2018

12th Annual LGS Water Conference: Presentations and Abstracts.

13th Annual LGS, LASU AgCenter, and LWRRI Louisiana Water Conference, April 15-16, 2019. Conference Announcment and Abstract Submission

LGS presents The Baton Rouge Flood of 2016. A symposium to present what happened, what we did, what we lost, and what we learned.