Since 1879, this federal project has provided the nation with information about itself. At its Website you will find information about earthquakes, environmental and biological information, geospatial data and mapping projects, and other geologic resources.
A database of citations to USGS publications including reports and thematic maps back to 1880. Access to full text of many publications throughout the publication history of the USGS . Copies of other publications may be available in the Gustavus Government Documents collection.
The Gustavus Library holds printed soil surveys for most counties in the five state region of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. They are found on the First Floor in the Government Documents section.
The Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world.