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A Glimpse Into the Future of Our Science


It’s not enough to know how to manage our resources and respond to threats today — we’ve got to be ready to do so years from now. So how do we prepare for a changing future?

We start with science.

For months, teams of USGS scientists have been combining their expertise with input from partners and the public to create strategies that will help guide our major areas of research for the next decade.

These strategic plans are now complete, and we are excited to share them with you at our Start with Science site. There you’ll also find background information on this effort, including the teams of scientists who created the strategies.

Thank you to everyone who offered feedback. No matter what the future holds, the USGS will provide information and tools that serve the United States and the world.