We are located at 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20192, USA. 


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The USGS National Center site straddles the boundary of the eastern edge of the Triassic lowland and the margin of the Piedmont crystalline rock province. The Piedmont upland at the east side of the site is underlain by the Peters Creek Schist, a foliated metamorphic rock that is probably 550 to 650 million years old.

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The National Center?site (105 acres) provides habitat for many native and migratory birds, insects, and large and small mammals.?Visitors are invited to enjoy these surroundings by exploring the USGS Woodland and Rock Garden Walks.


Welcome to the USGS!

As a new employee you are now a very important member of a group of people sharing a commitment to providing unbiased science. We are glad you are here and look forward to joint contributions providing reliable scientific information that helps understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy and mineral resources


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