Environmental Geology Reports 

Description: Below is a list of environmental geology reports published by the Pennsylvania Geological Survey. This series focuses on the relationship of geology to human activities and includes topics such as engineering and construction, land-use planning, waste disposal, and scenery.

More detailed bibliographic information (including types of maps and map scales) is given in the Survey’s list of publications. Short report descriptions can be found on report landing pages, which are accessed through a publications search on the PaGEODE website.

Disclaimer: Each user is responsible for the appropriate application of Pennsylvania Geological Survey reports and data as explained in our official disclaimer.

Availability: Each title in the list below is a link that will initiate the download of a ZIP file of the report. The published printed copies of environmental geology reports can be borrowed from the Survey library or possibly from one of our repository libraries. If you are not near one of these libraries, you can go to a local library and ask the librarian to arrange an interlibrary loan.  


Series No.


EG 1

Engineering characteristics of the rocks of Pennsylvania

EG 2

Environmental geology for land-use planning

EG 3

Subsurface liquid waste disposal and its feasibility in Pennsylvania

EG 4

Environmental geology of the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area

EG 5

Building stones of Pennsylvania's capital area

EG 6

Environmental geology of the greater York area, York County, Pennsylvania

EG 7, Pt. 1

Outstanding scenic geological features of Pennsylvania

EG 7, Pt. 2

Outstanding scenic geological features of Pennsylvania, Part 2

EG 8

Your guide to the geology of the Kings Gap area, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

EG 9

Landslide susceptibility in the Williamsport 1- by 2-degree quadrangle, Pennsylvania