Assessing Hazards and Risks at the Department of the Interior—A Workshop Report

Circular 1453
Prepared in cooperation with the Office of Emergency Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
By: , and 



On February 27–28, 2018, the U.S. Geological Survey and Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Emergency Management (OEM) hosted a workshop to gather input from DOI subject matter experts (SMEs), resource managers, facility managers, emergency managers, and law enforcement personnel. Workshop goals were to (1) determine how DOI Bureaus and Offices use risk information for strategic planning and decision-making; (2) understand what types of information are most useful to DOI Bureaus and Offices; (3) establish what data, information, and products are desired; (4) identify the most effective methods for delivery and visualization; and (5) collect ideas for future project directions. The workshop findings presented in this report will influence the development of risk-information products created by the Strategic Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment of Department of the Interior Resources (SHIRA) Project team.

Suggested Citation

Wood, N., Pennaz, A., Ludwig, K., Jones, J., Henry, K, Sherba, J., Ng, P., Marineau, J., and Juskie, J., 2019, Assessing hazards and risks at the Department of the Interior—A workshop report: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1453, 42 p.,

ISSN: 2330-5703 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Workshop Development
  • Workshop Results
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
  • Glossary
  • Appendixes 1–6
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Assessing hazards and risks at the Department of the Interior—A workshop report
Series title Circular
Series number 1453
DOI 10.3133/cir1453
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Western Geographic Science Center
Description v, 42 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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