Approximately 650 species of vascular plants have been collected and identified at Dinosaur National Monument. Botanists anticipate that another 200 to 250 species might be located through more intensive surveys.
To download a species list for Dinosaur National Monument's plants, visit the Northern Colorado Plateau Network website.
Grazing by domestic livestock and suppression of natural fires have increased the frequency of big sagebrush, pinyon pine, and Utah juniper, and decreased the abundance of native grasses.
Current fire management practices are designed to restore a more natural fire regime through use of prescribed fire and associated fire effects monitoring.
Did You Know?
Dinosaurs were a remarkably successful group of animals. They lived on the Earth for 160 million years. The fossils at Dinosaur National Monument represent only 10 of the many dinosaur species that existed during that long era.