The projected revenues for state geological surveys in 2011 are
collectively expected to set a record of $245 million, driven in part by federal stimulus funds and some very large federal projects in carbon sequestration at a few surveys.
Utah State Geologist Rick Allis presented a statistical summary at the AASG annual meeting in Dubuque yesterday.
Total staffing at state surveys is about 2,060, a loss of about 1,000 since 1980.
[cross posted with Stategeologists.blogspot.com]