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Scientists at the USGS Western Ecological Research Center study the many ecosystems of the Pacific Southwest. Follow our expeditions and projects through this outreach page, and learn more about your local landscape with our library of Outreach Factsheets and photos. Thanks for joining us!

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USGS Now on Facebook!

Editor's Note Dec. 3, 2010: To view a more updated and categorized list of USGS Facebook Ambassadors, please visit

Are you glued to Facebook? If so, might as well spend a good chunk of your time on the new USGS Facebook Page!

USGS rolled out its new Facebook presence on Monday morning, making over 500 friends and counting. Also new to the Facebook are the 23 USGS "ambassadors" -- scientists and communicators from across the nation who will serve as public guides who share cool links and news about USGS research.

You can friend these official USGS profiles here, roughly categorized by topic area:

Don Dennerline-usgs
Lakegan J. Harris-usgs
Ben Young Landis-usgs (that's me!)
Annie Simpson-usgs

Elizabeth Colvard-usgs
Diane Garcia-usgs

Doug Clark-usgs
Kara Capelli-usgs

Earthquakes and Geology
Michael Blanpied-usgs
Greg Durocher-usgs
Peter Modreski-usgs

Maps and Geography
Mitchell B. Adelson-usgs
Kit Fuller-usgs
Linda J. Jacobsen-usgs
Steve Reiter-usgs

USGS News and Information
Melanie Gade-usgs
Michelle Frederick-usgs
Scott Horvath-usgs
Scott L-usgs
Kim Martz-usgs
Kawa Ng-usgs
Christina Nyquist-usgs
Kent Swanjord-usgs

If you have any suggestions on how to improve the USGS Facebook experience, please email me or Scott Horvath. Happy sharing!

-- Ben Young Landis

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