conditions and human activities can result in a variety of hazards such as
landslides, rockfall, debris flow, earthquakes, liquefaction, volcanic
eruptions, and expansive soils. As the human footprint in Idaho
grows it is
critical to understand and identify geologic hazards so their impacts can be mitigated,
and losses can be minimized. The IGS conducts fundamental research on geologic
hazards and provides data to the public, state and federal agencies, local
municipalities, academic researchers, and engineering consultants.